This course studies the historical development and theology of the Anglican rites, emphasizing pastoral use of the liturgy. This study will also aid the student in planning and leading different liturgies. LIT 500: Introduction to Liturgics is a prerequisite.
As Anglican theology is primarily expressed through liturgy, the student of Anglican theology will require a solid grounding in the Book of Common Prayer. This course will give the student the historical development of the Book of Common Prayer from the first English book of 1549 through the current books in use world-wide throughout traditional Anglicanism. The student will gain familiarity with the current liturgical texts and further develop the necessary skills to prepare and conduct liturgy in a pastoral context.