Prayer In The New Testament / Edition 1

Prayer In The New Testament / Edition 1

by Oscar Cullmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800629442

ISBN-13: 9780800629441

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

Cullman's study is distinguished by its responsible exegesis and its attention to the philosophical issues so often overlooked in general books on prayer."
-Sharyn Dowd, Lexington Theological Seminary

Oscar Cullman offers here the first complete treatment of the New Testament doctrine and practice of prayer, a subject he refers to as "the greatest gift of grace

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Overview

Cullman's study is distinguished by its responsible exegesis and its attention to the philosophical issues so often overlooked in general books on prayer."
-Sharyn Dowd, Lexington Theological Seminary

Oscar Cullman offers here the first complete treatment of the New Testament doctrine and practice of prayer, a subject he refers to as "the greatest gift of grace and a difficult task to be learned." He comments on the difficulties of praying, objections to prayer, prayer and human weakness, prayer in the Synoptic Gospels, in Paul, in John, and in the rest of the New Testament.

Oscar Cull mann , Professor Emeritus of the Universities of Basel and Paris, is one of the most distinguished New Testament scholars of the twentieth century. Among his influential books are Christ and Time (1951), The Christology of the New Testament (1959), and Unity through Diversity (Fortress Press, 1988).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800629441
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Overtures to Biblical Theology Series
Edition description:
1st North American ed
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
810,507
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Pt. 1Introduction: Difficulties in Praying and Objections to Prayer1
IThe Difficulties2
IIFundamental Objections to Prayer5
Pt. 2What the New Testament says about Prayer15
IPrayer in the Synoptic Gospels16
IIPrayer in Paul (the Pauline corpus)69
IIIPrayer in the Gospel of John and the Johannine Letters89
IVPrayer in the Other New Testament Writings: A Survey111
Pt. 3Synthesis. What Answer does the New Testament give to Today's Questions?119
IThe Difficulty of Praying121
IIHuman Weaknesses and Prayer123
IIIThe Idea of God and Prayer127
IVGod's Foreknowledge and God's Will that We Should Nevertheless Pray to Him132
VThe Immutability of the Divine Plan and the Divine Freedom to Hear Prayers134
VIPrayer and the Question of God's Omnipotence over Evil137
Conclusion143
Notes145
Index of Names182
Index of Biblical References185

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