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REV. CHARLES HOLE'S

MANUAL OF THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.

London:

HODDER AND STOUGHTON,
27, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLXXXVII.

[All rights reserved.]

THE

THEOLOGICAL EDUCATOR,

EDITED BY THE

REV. W. ROBERTSON NICOLL, M.A.

A Manual of Christian Evidences. By the
Rev. C. A. Row, M.A., Prebendary of St. Paul's.
An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of
the New Testament. By the Rev. Prof. B. B. WAR-
FIELD, D.D.

A Hebrew Grammar. By the Rev. W. H. Lowe, M.A., Joint-Author of "A Commentary on the Psalms," etc., etc.; Hebrew Lecturer, Christ's College, Cambridge.

The Prayer-Book. By the Rev. CHARLES
HOLE, B.A., King's College, London.
Preaching. By the Rev. CANON S. REYNOLDS

HOLE, M.A.

A Manual of Church History. In Two Parts. By the Rev. A. C. JENNINGS, M.A., Author of "Ecclesia Anglicana," etc.

A Grammar of New Testament Greek. By the Rev. WILLIAM HENRY SIMCOX, M.A., late Fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, etc.

An Introduction to the Old Testament. By the Rev. C. H. H. WRIGHT, D.D., late Bampton Lecturer, etc.

The Creeds. By the Rev. J. E. YONGE, M.A., late Fellow of King's College, Cambridge; and Assistant Master in Eton College.

An Introduction to the New Testament. By

the Rev. MARCUS DODS, D.D.

The Thirty-Nine Articles. By the Rev. H. C. G. MOULE, M.A., Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. A Guide to Theological Literature. By the

Rev. MARCUS DODS, D.D., and the EDITOR.

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For the use of those studying for Holy Orders, and others.

BY THE REV.

CHARLES HOLE, B.A.,

Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History at King's College, London,
and Chaplain to Lord Sackville.

London:

HODDER AND STOUGHTON,
27, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCLXXXVII.

[All rights reserved.]

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Printed by Hazell, Watson, & Viney, Ld., London and Aylesbury.

PREFACE.

THOSE great expository and vindicatory works on the Book of Common Prayer which have maintained their reputation and authority to the present day, and are still the basis of much that is now written on the subject, began to be produced in the days of Elizabeth. Archbishop Whitgift, in his Defence against Thomas Cartwright, 1574, and Hooker, in his Ecclesiastical Polity, 1597, dealing with various points of the Church system then in dispute, necessarily touched upon the Prayer Book. Whitgift's observations upon it are very desultory and miscellaneous, requiring much search to get at them, and practically almost unavailable,-a result entirely due to the plan of his work, which followed the Puritan. line of attack, not a very orderly one. Hooker, though far from exhaustive, is systematic, and his exposition of the Church's worship in his Fifth Book (chaps. xviii.-lxxviii) has attracted the attention of Churchmen in every generation since.

So commenced the work of Prayer Book exposition in the ante-Laudian conflicts, while the pillar of the

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