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Divine hours : prayers for autumn and wintertime
Tickle, Phyllis.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Doubleday, [2000]

Physical Description:
xvi, 651 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Author:
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BV245 .D638 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The second volume in a trilogy of prayer manuals compiled by Publishers Weekly religion editor Phyllis Tickle as a contemporaryBook of Hoursto guide Christians gently yet authoritatively through the daily offices. The Divine Hoursis the first major literary and liturgical reworking of the sixth-century Benedictine Rule of fixed-hour prayer. This beautifully conceived and thoroughly modern three-volume guide will appeal to the theological novice as well as to the ecclesiastical sophisticate. Making primary use of the Book of Common Prayer and the writings of the Church Fathers,The Divine Hoursis also a companion to the New Jerusalem Bible, from which it draws its Scripture readings. The trilogy blends prayer and praise in a way that, while extraordinarily fresh, respects and builds upon the ancient wisdom of Christianity. The second book in the set, Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime, provides prayers, psalms, and readings for these two festive seasons. Compact, with deluxe endpapers, it is perfect for those seeking greater spiritual depth. As a contemporaryBook of Hours,The Divine Hours: Prayers for Autumn and Wintertimeheralds a renewal of the tradition of disciplined daily prayer, and gives those already using the first volume the continuity they are seeking. The series will culminate in a third volume for springtime, completing the liturgical and calendar year with the offices for every day.

Author Notes

Phyllis Tickle was born on March 12, 1934. She received a B.A. from East Tennessee State University in 1955 and a M.A. from Furman University in 1961. She was best known for launching the religion section of Publishers Weekly in the early 1990s. She also wrote dozens of books on American religion and spirituality including Re-Discovering the Sacred: Spirituality in America, God-Talk in America, The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why, and The Age of the Spirit: How the Ghost of an Ancient Controversy Is Shaping the Church. She died months after being diagnosed with lung cancer on September 22, 2015 at the age of 81.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Table of Contents

An Introduction to this Manualp. vii
A Brief History of Fixed-Hour Prayerp. viii
Notes for the Use of This Manualp. xii
The Symbols and Conventions Used in This Manualp. xiv
The Daily Offices
Octoberp. 3
October Complinep. 133
Novemberp. 147
November Complinep. 275
Adventp. 289
Advent Complinep. 415
Christmasp. 429
Christmas Complinep. 471
Januaryp. 485
January Complinep. 635
Index of Authorsp. 647
Acknowledgmentsp. 649