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Into God's Presence (Mcmaster New Testament Study Series)

Paperback|Mar 2004
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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. It then takes an instructive...


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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. It then 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. 292 pages, from Eerdmans.

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. "Speaking of prayer in the New Testament... 12 biblical scholars including N.T. Wright and David Aune offer the anthology Into God's Presence: Prayer in the New Testament, exploring the topic by first examining prayer in the Jewish tradition, in the Greco
-Publisher

One cannot fully understand the New Testament without grasping the importance of prayer throughout its pages. "Into God's Presence" offers a comprehensive look at the nature and use of prayer in the life and ministry of Jesus, in His teachings, and among His earliest followers.
-Publisher

Explore the rich complexity of New Testament prayer as you tour the Scriptures with 12 renowned biblical scholars! Edited by Richard N. Longenecker, Into God's Presence traces the Jewish setting of prayer, exploring its Old Testament roots, its role in the Greco-Roman world, its place in the Dead Sea Scrolls, its contemporary Jewish context, and its continuing relevance throughout the Gospels, epistles, Acts, and Revelation.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 169468
  • Product Code 0802848834
  • EAN 9780802848833
  • Pages 305
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Mar 2004
  • Sales Rank 33548
  • Dimensions 230 x 154 x 19mm
  • Weight 0.455kg

Richard N Longenecker (Ed)

Richard N. Longenecker (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is distinguished professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and professor emeritus of New Testament at Wycliffe College, Toronto. He is the author of numerous scholarly works including Biblical Exegesis in the Apostolic Period; Galatians (Word Biblical Commentary series) and Romans (New International Commentary of theGreek New Testament)- most recently he has produced Introducing Romans: Critical Concerns in Pauls Most Famous Letter (Eerdmans, 2011)

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