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Roger Scruton’s Our Church is a dazzling and personal history of the Anglican Church and its enduring place in public life by one of our foremost public intellectuals. Scruton argues that the Anglican Church is the forlorn trustee of an architectural and artistic inheritance that remains one of the treasures of European civilization. He contends that it is a still point in the centre of English culture and that its defining texts, the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer are the sources from which much of our national identity derives.
At once an elegy to a vanishing world and a clarion call to recognise Anglicanism’s continuing relevance, Our Church is a graceful and persuasive book that is a typically brilliant combination of history, theology, philosophy, and memoir.