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God Talk

posted on October 16, 2012

At The New Yorker, James Wood profiles Thomas Cranmer, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1533 to 1556, and who wrote the first edition of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Wood explains that Cranmer’s words are still used today in many churches, as well as in popular culture. “Many of his phrases and sentences are as famous as lines from Shakespeare or the King James Bible,” writes Wood. “People who have never read the Book of Common Prayer know the phrase ‘moveable feast,’ or ‘vile body.'”

Read at The New Yorker