Prayer In The New Testament / Edition 1

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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).

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Editorial Reviews

Mark Kiley
Cullmann's study is divided into three parts. He first raises some current philosophical issues pertinent to prayer. He next turns to the New Testament for data that might be useful in addressing those quandaries. And, finally, he tries to bring question and answer together....This study, despite not attending to the ancient cultural matrix in which the NT prayer traditions were formulated, is the most comprehensive English-language treatment of the topic available.
Society of Biblical Literature
Mark Kiley
Cullmann's study is divided into three parts. He first raises some current philosophical issues pertinent to prayer. He next turns to the New Testament for data that might be useful in addressing those quandaries. And, finally, he tries to bring question and answer together....This study, despite not attending to the ancient cultural matrix in which the NT prayer traditions were formulated, is the most comprehensive English-language treatment of the topic available.
Society of Biblical Literature
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800629441
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Overtures to Biblical Theology Series
  • Edition description: 1st North American ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 1,200,868
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Pt. 1 Introduction: Difficulties in Praying and Objections to Prayer 1
I The Difficulties 2
II Fundamental Objections to Prayer 5
Pt. 2 What the New Testament says about Prayer 15
I Prayer in the Synoptic Gospels 16
II Prayer in Paul (the Pauline corpus) 69
III Prayer in the Gospel of John and the Johannine Letters 89
IV Prayer in the Other New Testament Writings: A Survey 111
Pt. 3 Synthesis. What Answer does the New Testament give to Today's Questions? 119
I The Difficulty of Praying 121
II Human Weaknesses and Prayer 123
III The Idea of God and Prayer 127
IV God's Foreknowledge and God's Will that We Should Nevertheless Pray to Him 132
V The Immutability of the Divine Plan and the Divine Freedom to Hear Prayers 134
VI Prayer and the Question of God's Omnipotence over Evil 137
Conclusion 143
Notes 145
Index of Names 182
Index of Biblical References 185
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