Title A Discourse Concerning Prayer Ex tempore, or, By pretence of the Spirit, In justification of Authorized and Set-formes of Lyturgie.
Book Condition good
Type bound pamphlet
Size Quarto, 14.7 x 16.8cm.
Location Published 17TH-ENG
Book Number 16432
Jeremy Taylor on "Ex tempore Prayer," 1646
TAYLOR, JEREMY. A Discourse Concerning Prayer Ex tempore, or, By pretence of the Spirit, In justification of Authorized and Set-formes of Lyturgie. I Cor. 14.32. [2 lines in Greek] And the spirits of the Prophets are subject to the Prophets. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all Churches of the Saints. Printed in the Yeere, MDCXLVI [1646--note the roman numeral date is printed with turned c's] Quarto, 14.7 x 16.8cm. $225.00
Pamphlet bound full modern black leather with new endpapers, modern bookplate of M.S. Carothers on front paste-down endpaper, title creased and soiled with small tear in margin--partial vertical tear in crease repaired with archival paper as well as two small marginal tears, dampstain in inside & bottom margin of first few pages, light foxing. Book label of Graham Pollard on verso of title.
Collation: A-E4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, 1-38pp. Variant with a comma after the word Spirit on line 6 of the title. Other variant has a period. Wing T312. Online ESTC cit. no. R201249 with 7 libraries in the U.K. and 6 in the U.S. including Folger Shakespeare.
Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) Church of England bishop and writer. "He was a chaplin in the royalist army in 1642. After imprisonment for a short time, he retired to Wales in 1645 where he lived as chaplain to Lord Carbery at Golden Grove. Many of Taylor's best works were written here... Taylor's fame to-day rests almost entirely on his devotional writings..."--Cross: Oxford Dict. of the Christian Church, p.1325. Taylor's work on extempore prayer is a response to "this book which the Assembly of Divines is pleased to call The Directory for Prayer." He argues against the use of extempore prayer quoting among others scriptures such as Eccles. 5.2 "Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thy heart be hasty to utter anything before God, for God is in heaven and thou upon earth, therefore let thy words be few." (16432)
17th Century Books, Church of England, Prayer, Theology, Extempore Prayer, Pamphlets-England