The Lord's Prayer (Interpretation: Resources For The Use Of Scripture In The Church Series)
C. Clifton Black provides a thorough analysis of the most famous prayer in the Christian church, the Lords Prayer. He begins with an impressionist painting of how the ancients prayed during Jesus time in order to set the context for...
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C. Clifton Black provides a thorough analysis of the most famous prayer in the Christian church, the Lords Prayer. He begins with an impressionist painting of how the ancients prayed during Jesus time in order to set the context for understanding the prayer he taught his disciples. Throughout the book, Black systematically interprets the rich meanings of each part of the Lords prayer. Additionally, he includes an overview of Christian thought on the Lords Prayer from early church mothers and fathers like Tertullian and Teresa of Avila to modern theologians like Karl Barth. Uniquely, this book is an academic study of the Lords Prayer with a focus on the rhetorical culture from which it developed as well as the theological, literary, and historical meanings of the prayer itself.
C. Clifton Black (Ph.D. from Duke University) is Princeton Theological Seminary's Otto A. Piper Professor of Biblical Theology. He is interested in New Testament exegesis, theology, and the history of scriptural interpretation, with a focus on the four Gospels. An ordained United Methodist minister, he serves with John T. Carroll and M. Eugene Boring as editor of The New Testament Library, published by Westminster John Knox Press. Black is also an associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and Horizons in Biblical Theology, and a member of The Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton and The American Theological Society. His major publications include Mark: Images of an Apostolic Interpreter (Fortress/T&T Clark, 2001), The Rhetoric of the Gospel: Theological Artistry in the Gospels and Acts (Chalice, 2001), 1-3 John New Interpreter's Bible Commentary, Anatomy of the New Testament, sixth edition, with Robert A. Spivey and D. Moody Smith (Prentice Hall, 2006), and Communicating Good News: Conversations on New Testament Rhetoric with George Kennedy, with Duane F. Watson (Baylor University Press, 2008).His forthcoming volumes will include The Eighth Day of Creation: An Anthology of Christian Scripture (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2008), The Gospel of Mark (Abingdon New Testament Commentary) and Matthew NTL (New Testament Library).