Uncommon Prayer Hardback

Prayer in Everyday Experience

by Michael Plekon;

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Uncommon Prayer

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In Uncommon Prayer: Prayer in Everyday Experience, Michael Plekon wants to change our minds on what constitutes prayer. In doing so, he makes a theological claim that commonplace aspects of the Christian life are best understood as prayer, whereby encouraging us to see that everyday life carries religious import; prayer and the religious life are not restricted to special places and times, but are open to all believers at all times. Plekon examines the works of diverse authors, including many who have challenged the status quo of institutional churches. He asks us to listen to what poets, writers, activists, and others tell us about how they pray at work and at home, with colleagues, family, and friends, in all the experiences of life, from joy to suffering, sadness to hope. Among them are Sarah Coakley, Rowan Williams, Heather Havrilesky, Sara Miles, Thomas Merton, Mary Oliver, Christian Wiman, Mary Karr, Barbara Brown Taylor, Dorothy Day, Maria Skobtsova, Paul Evdokimov, Seraphim of Sarov, and Richard Rohr.
Plekon argues that prayer encompasses a much wider variety of activity than formal and liturgical prayers and that, by recognizing such aspects of prayer, the believer is made more receptive to transformative aspects of prayerful attitudes.

Uncommon Prayer by Michael Plekon was published by University of Notre Dame Press in September 2016. The ISBN for Uncommon Prayer is 9780268100001.

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Details for Uncommon Prayer

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherUniversity of Notre Dame Press (September 2016)
Number of Pages280
Thickness24 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4450152
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