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Katherine ParrComplete Works and Correspondence$
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Katherine Parr and Janel Mueller

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226647241

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226647265.001.0001

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The Printed Text of Prayers or Meditations1

The Printed Text of Prayers or Meditations1

(p.396) The Printed Text of Prayers or Meditations1
Katherine Parr
University of Chicago Press

Queen Katherine Parr's “Prayers or Meditations,” registers as an ambitious, even an autonomous attempt to provide English readers, especially King Henry VIII, with a private counterpart to the English Litany that Archbishop Thomas Cranmer published in 1544. Through Parr's systematic selections and alterations, the connotations of spirituality are wrenched from a perceptibly traditional to an emergently Reformist cast. Divergences in theological and psychological outlook widen as Parr excerpts and reworks her source. However, reformation thought does not seem a likely source for the insistent dependency and submissiveness expressed by the soul in the book. It figures grace as the vital empowerment by which God opens in the sin-marred human soul, the only conduit to a positive relation between the two.

Keywords:   Katherine Parr, meditations, prayers, spirituality, Bible, litany, Thomas Cranmer, reformation

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