The Prayer That Jesus Taught Us

The Prayer That Jesus Taught Us

by Michael H. Crosby
     
 

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The Lord's Prayer, the prayer that Jesus taught us, is one of the most familiar and beloved of all prayers. But familiarity has dulled its radical edge. In this close reading, Crosby shows how the "Our Father" summarizes the themes in the Gospel of Matthew, especially those of social justice. If we recite this prayer faithfully, we are responding to Jesus' call to

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The Lord's Prayer, the prayer that Jesus taught us, is one of the most familiar and beloved of all prayers. But familiarity has dulled its radical edge. In this close reading, Crosby shows how the "Our Father" summarizes the themes in the Gospel of Matthew, especially those of social justice. If we recite this prayer faithfully, we are responding to Jesus' call to reject the worship of idols to engage in right relationships with our neighbors, and commit ourselves to the project of the Kingdom of God -- that God's will may truly be done "on earth as it is in heaven."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570754098
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Michael H. Crosby, a Capuchin-Franciscan priest, is a popular writer and lecturer. He is the author of many books, including The Seven Last Words, “Do You Love Me?”, and Spirituality of the Beatitudes. He gives talks wound the world on biblical spirituality and corporate responsibility. Fr. Crosby lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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