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Early Christian Prayer and Identity Formation

Author: Reidar Hvalvik

Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

ISBN: 3161535200

Category: Religion

Page: 421

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The contributors of this volume address the question of identity among Christ-believers from the viewpoint of prayer. Prayer brings into the discussion several dimensions that make up religious identity. It is attested rather early that prayer was theology performed, and thus intertwined with emerging theologies. Furthermore, prayer was Christocentric in orientation and focus. As of yet, these aspects have not received due attention in scholarly discussions. Christian identity, albeit fragile and complex, was taking shape already in the first century and found itself on the verge between textual phenomenon and social realities. The texts had an impact on those who were exposed to them, in creating representations of social reality, but were not to be identified with that reality. Texts on prayer are prescriptive in that they recommend certain notions of Christian identity, with the addressees invited to embrace certain ways of thinking and acting. This present volume looks in to that process. Contributors: Reidar Aasgaard, Ole Jacob Filtvedt, Niclas Forster, Geir Otto Holmas, Larry Hurtado, Reidar Hvalvik, Craig R. Koester, Hans Kvalbein, Anastasia Maravela, Karl Olav Sandnes, Anna Rebecca Solevag, Mikael Tellbe, Glenn Wehus
Early Christian Prayer and Identity Formation
Language: en
Pages: 421
Authors: Reidar Hvalvik
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-01 - Publisher: Mohr Siebrek Ek

The contributors of this volume address the question of identity among Christ-believers from the viewpoint of prayer. Prayer brings into the discussion several dimensions that make up religious identity. It is attested rather early that prayer was theology performed, and thus intertwined with emerging theologies. Furthermore, prayer was Christocentric in
Relating Through Prayer
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Maria Louise Munkholt Christensen
Categories: Identification (Religion)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-05-31 - Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

This book investigates the interplay between prayer and identity formation and the socializing character of Christian prayer: how prayer established a relationship between the individual and God; how other social relations were reinforced by prayer; and how the individual Christian was connected to his/her own self in prayer.
Prayer in John's Farewell Discourse
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Scott Adams
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-12 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

It was reported that a doctoral student at Princeton once asked Albert Einstein, “What is there left in the world for original dissertation research?” He replied by saying, “Find out about prayer. Somebody must find out about prayer.” Since Einstein’s day, a great deal has been written on the topic
Early Christian Discourses on Jesus’ Prayer at Gethsemane
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Karl Olav Sandnes
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-23 - Publisher: BRILL

In the light of Jesus’s ministry as a whole, his agonized prayer (Gethsemane) is troublesome. He failed to meet the standards of dying “like a man.” How did the first centuries of Christians come to terms with this embarrassing story?
The Identity of God's People and the Paradox of Hebrews
Language: en
Pages: 325
Authors: Ole Jakob Filtvedt
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-03 - Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

Does the letter to the Hebrews display Jewish or Christian identity? Ole Jakob Filtvedt shows that it takes up a traditional Jewish category, namely membership in God's people, and proposes it for its audience as a collective identity but also significantly reshapes that category in light of belief in Jesus.