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Christian Year

by John Keble

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John Keble's prayer book contains over 100 pieces of poetry to be used for prayer, devotions, or meditations on Sunday and holidays throughout the Christian year. It was Keble's desire that his readers would use his verses to unify their own spiritual thoughts and feelings. The Christian Year opens with morning and evening prayers, inspired by passages from Luke and Lamentations. The majority of Keble's poems correspond with a particular Sunday in the Christian year, but the book also contains a number of poems for Christian holidays and important events, such as matrimony, communion, and baptism. Keble's surpassing talent as a poet is evident on every page. The beauty of his words and the sincerity of his message are inspiring to Christians and non-Christians alike.

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John Keble
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Born: April 25, 1792, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England
Died: March 29, 1866, The Hermitage Hotel, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
Related topics: Biography, Church of England, Church year, Clergy, Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Basic information: John Keble (25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866) was an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement, and gave his name to Keble College, Oxford.
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