Prayer in the Ancient Stoic Tradition: With a Comparison to Prayers of the New Testament

Prayer in the Ancient Stoic Tradition: With a Comparison to Prayers of the New Testament

by Markus McDowell

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ISBN-13: 9781946849052
Publisher: Sulis International
Publication date: 03/22/2017
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Markus McDowell is writer, editor, and researcher. He holds PhD in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a law degree from the University of London. He writes and edits for other authors, businesses, publishers, law journals, media outlets, and serves as a legal researcher, writer, and technology consultant for law firms and attorneys.

He is an expert on prayer in ancient Christianity and early Judaism, and has written a number of essays and books on the subject, along with works on biblical studies and spirituality. He also writes about legal education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements........................................................ 1

1. Introduction................................................................ 3

2. The History and Teachings of Stoicism..................... 7

History....................................................................... 7

Teachings................................................................. 20

Religion.................................................................... 42

Religion in Stoic Philosophy.................................... 47

3. Prayer in the Major Stoic Writers............................. 57

Zeno of Citium......................................................... 57

Cleanthes.................................................................. 60

Chrysippus............................................................... 68

Seneca...................................................................... 71

Epictetus................................................................... 82

Marcus Aurelius...................................................... 91

Summary.................................................................. 98

4. Stoic and New Testament Prayer........................... 101

God........................................................................ 102

Eschatology............................................................ 105

Human Nature and Responsibility......................... 108

Ethics..................................................................... 112

Prayer..................................................................... 115

5. Summary and Conclusions.................................... 119

Select Bibliography.................................................... 125

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