By Roy Hammerling
'Prayer is genuine religion,' stated Auguste Sabatier. if this is the case, the educational learn of prayer permits students to envision the very center of non secular practices, ideals, and convictions. due to the fact prayers exist in a wide selection of content material, contexts, types, and practices, a finished method of the research of prayer is needed.
Read or Download A History of Prayer: The First to the Fifteenth Century PDF
Best church history books
''A very good historical past of doctrine. ''— manhattan evaluation of Books ''In this quantity Jaroslav Pelikan maintains the luxurious paintings he has performed so far in his projected five-volume background of the improvement of Christian doctrine, outlined as 'what the Church believes, teaches, and confesses at the foundation of the observe of God.
“Our major item might be to explain some of the most incomparably appealing myths that has ever flowered from the brain of guy, or from the subconscious strategies which form it and that are in a few experience greater than guy. … this can be, moreover, to be an outline and never a historical past of Christian Mythology.
Via a learn of the church of Santa Prassede, Mary M. Schaefer bargains a compelling exam of the ''golden ages'' for ladies energetic in ecclesial ministries, seriously measuring feminist claims and offering facts opposite to the professional Roman place that girls have by no means been ordained within the Catholic Church.
Within the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, non secular ideals and practices performed a primary function in growing racial id. English Protestantism supplied a vocabulary and constitution to explain and preserve barriers among insider and outsider. during this path-breaking learn, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels again the layers of conflicting definitions of our bodies and competing practices of religion within the puritan Atlantic, demonstrating how the types of “white,” “black,” and “Indian” constructed along spiritual limitations among “Christian” and “heathen” and among “Catholic” and “Protestant.
- Furta Sacra: Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages
- English Reformers
- The Bible as Book: The Reformation
- Church and Culture in Seventeenth-Century France
- Wittgenstein and the Metaphysics of Grace
- Images of Medieval Sanctity (Visualising the Middle Ages)
Additional resources for A History of Prayer: The First to the Fifteenth Century
The absence of prayer texts for the night vigil implies that the lack of texts for prayer at noon is not a fatal flaw in Bradshaw’s theory regarding a four-fold daily office at Qumran. 18 Moreover, as Esther Chazon has argued, there are parallels between the Qumran texts and latter rabbinic prayers, which demonstrate that prayers of 15 Daniel K. ), The Book of Acts in its Palestinian Setting, (Grand Rapids, 1995), p. 295. See also, D. F. Falk, Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Leiden, 1998), pp.
The places where the postured devotees offered their heartfelt entreaties (in a church or chapel, in one’s bedroom or closet, in a monastic cell, in the wilderness or desert, or standing up to one’s neck in ice cold ocean water as some Celtic monks were want to do) also affect how scholars analyze certain prayers. Prayerful Good Deeds Prayers were often considered to be the greatest good and most worthy works religious people were able to offer up to God. Clement of Alexandria (c. 3). Tertullian (c.
As a result, modern scholarship requires a broad-based interdisciplinary approach to the study of prayer. By examining the contexts, forms, practices, and content of prayers from the time of Jesus down to the Reformation, this volume is able to reveal much of what the ancients thought and believed and how these views changed over time. To overlook the historical prayerful consciousness of the Mediterranean is nothing other than to ignore the context, form, practice, and content of religious faith, thought, and life itself.
A History of Prayer: The First to the Fifteenth Century by Roy Hammerling