Into God's Presence : Prayer in the New Testament

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Pub. Date: 2001-10-01
Publisher(s): Lightning Source Inc
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The Christian life cannot be fully understood or experienced without first grasping the importance of prayer. Yet prayer, as it is found in the Christian scriptures, has received limited attention as a topic of study. Into God's Presence explores the nature and use of prayer throughout the entire New Testament. Written by twelve leading biblical scholars with diverse confessional perspectives, this insightful volume first discusses Christian prayer in relation to prayer in the Old Testament, the Greco-Roman world, first-century Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The rest of the book takes an instructive look at prayer as it appears from Matthew to Revelation, with special attention given to Jesus as an exemplar and teacher of prayer. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Richard N. Longenecker is Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

Table of Contents

Contributors vii
Preface ix
Introduction xi
I. The Setting
Prayer in the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible
Christopher R. Seitz
Prayer in the Greco-Roman World
David E. Aune
Prayer in Jewish Life of the First Century as Background to Early Christianity
Asher Finkel
Prayer in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Eileen M. Schuller
II. Jesus and the Gospels
The Canticles of Luke's Infancy Narrative: The Appropriation of a Biblical Tradition
Stephen Farris
Jesus - Example and Teacher of Prayer in the Synoptic Gospels
Howard Marshall
The Lord's Prayer as a Paradigm of Christian Prayer
N. T. Wright
God's Name, Jesus' Name, and Prayer in the Fourth Gospel
Andrew T. Lincoln
Acts Through the Apocalypse
Persevering Together in Prayer: The Significance of Prayer in the Acts of the Apostles
Joel B. Green
Prayer in the Pauline Letters
Richard N. Longenecker
Finding Yourself an Intercessor: New Testament Prayer from Hebrews to Jude
J. Ramsey Michaels
Prayer in the Book of Revelation
Richard Bauckham
Index of Subjects and Modern Authors 272(5)
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Literature 277

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