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Prayer in the New Testamentby Oscar Cullmann
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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 SeminaryOscar 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).
Cullmann offers here the first complete treatment of the New Testament doctrine of prayer, a subject he refers to as "the greatest gift of grace and a difficult task that has to be learned." He comments on the difficulties of praying, objections to prayer, prayer and human weakness, and more.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -181) and indexes.
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