The Disciples' Prayer Paperback

The Prayer Jesus Taught in its Historical Setting

by Jeffrey B. Gibson;

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The Disciples' Prayer

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Christians around the world recite the "Lord's Prayer" daily, but what exactly are they praying for - and what relationship does it have with Jesus' own context? Jeffrey B. Gibson reviews scholarship that derives the so-called Lord's Prayer from Jewish synagogal prayers and refutes it. The genre of the prayer, he shows, is petitionary, and understanding its intent requires understanding Jesus' purpose in calling disciples as witnesses against "this generation." Jesus did not mean to teach a unique understanding of God; the prayer had its roots in first-century Jewish movements of protest. In context, Gibson shows (pace Schweitzer, Lohmeyer, Davies, Allison, and a host of other scholars) that the prayer had little to do with "calling down" into the present realities of "the age to come." Rather, it was meant to protect disciples from the temptations of their age and, thus, to strengthen their countercultural testimony. Gibson's conclusions offer new insights into the historical Jesus and the movement he sought to establish.

The Disciples' Prayer by Jeffrey B. Gibson was published by Fortress Press,U.S. in May 2015. The ISBN for The Disciples' Prayer is 9781451490251.

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Details for The Disciples' Prayer

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFortress Press,U.S. (May 2015)
Number of Pages192
Thickness5 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4317437
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