Prayer that Spans the World: Sermons on the Lord's Prayer

Prayer that Spans the World: Sermons on the Lord's Prayer

by Helmut Thielicke
     
 

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In these sermons delivered in the shattered city of Stuttgart during the last days of the Second World War, Thielicke examines the Lord's Prayer phrase by phrase, drawing from it both immediate comfort and inspiration for the future. Dr Thielicke likens the Lord's Prayer to the rainbow colours of the spectrum. The whole light of life is captured in this rainbow of

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In these sermons delivered in the shattered city of Stuttgart during the last days of the Second World War, Thielicke examines the Lord's Prayer phrase by phrase, drawing from it both immediate comfort and inspiration for the future. Dr Thielicke likens the Lord's Prayer to the rainbow colours of the spectrum. The whole light of life is captured in this rainbow of seven petitions. "The Lord's Prayers can be spoken at the cradle or the grave," he says, "It can rise from the altars of great cathedrals and from the dark hovels of those who 'eat their bread with tears'. It can be prayed at weddings and on the gallows. All seven colours of our life are contained in it, and so never is there a time when we are left alone." As he expounded the inner meaning of the familiar phrases, he enabled his despairing congregation to share in this promise of hope - to see the world in a new way, though prayer. His words still have the same power today for those who are prepared to listen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780227676714
Publisher:
Lutterworth Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/1988
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Helmut Thielicke is one of the most outstanding preachers and theologians of the German Lutheran Church. Dismissed by the Nazi regime from his post of Professor of Theology at Heidelberg in 1940, he came to prominence in Stuttgart where, during the worst of the bombing raids and in spite of continuing Nazi opposition, he continued to preach to a congregation of several thousand each week. After the war he served as professor and Rector at the University of Tubingen until 1954, when he accepted the post of Rector at the University of Hamburg, the first Protestant theologian to hold this position. He died in 1986.

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