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Percy Dearmer

May 15, 2010

From the preface to Everyman’s History of the Prayer Book, written by Percy Dearmer and first published in 1912:

THIS little book cannot claim to be either ‘high-church’ or ‘low-church.’ It is written in the belief that both those party terms are becoming obsolete, and that the Churchman of the future will be content to be a faithful Christian, and an honest man, thinking highly of the Church and lowly of himself.

As we know, Dearmer’s prediction has not yet, or nearly, become true. What a pity.

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