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Company of Voices : Daily Prayer and the People of God - George Guiver

Company of Voices

Daily Prayer and the People of God

Paperback Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9781853113949
Number Of Pages: 296

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An updated edition of Canterbury's classic text on the Daily Office. Examines the history of the Divine Office in monastic communities, as well as by individuals for private devotion. Guiver considers the form and content of prayers handed down over the centuries, prayer and human nature, our understanding of the Church, the varying formulas of prayer in different spiritual traditions, symbolism and gesture, and more.

Preface to the Second Edition
Publisher's Acknowledgements
Prayer and Human Nature
On Earth as in Heavenp. 3
Mythp. 8
Form and Rhythmp. 17
Formulap. 21
Work and Playp. 29
Habeas Corpusp. 34
One Bodyp. 39
The History of Daily Prayer
The Beginningsp. 49
Monasticismp. 54
Jerusalemp. 59
After Egeriap. 65
Crowd Scenesp. 73
The Byzantine Officep. 77
The Middle Ages in the Westp. 84
Personal Prayerp. 104
After the Great Upheavalp. 115
The Content of Daily Prayer
The Prayer of the Bodyp. 149
Sacred Poetryp. 151
Holy Readingp. 163
The Prayers of the Churchp. 169
Interpreting the Facts
Definitionp. 177
Prayer Todayp. 195
Prayer is Belongingp. 212
Sourcesp. 217
Notesp. 253
Select Bibliograpyp. 267
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9781853113949
ISBN-10: 1853113948
Series: Daily Prayer and the People of God
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 5th September 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 15.55  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2