Michael Brown's book helps to explain why Christians throughout the ages have interpreted texts differently, especially cultic texts. Beginning with an imagined Greco-Roman auditor of the Lord's Prayer, Brown demonstrates how a Greco-Roman's understanding of the prayer would have been different from that of a Hellenized Jew in Palestine. Brown takes the reader into discussions of early Greco-Roman Christians regarding prayer in general and the Lord's Prayer in particular. Focusing on cultic didachai of Clement of Alexandria and Tertullian of Carthage, The Lord's Prayer through North African Eyes is a window into the turbulent and sometimes confusing world of second century Christianity in Africa.
Review International Review of Biblical Studies, vol 51, 2004/05
Michael Brown is one of the most creative scholars of early Christian studies around. His book The Lord s Prayer through North African Eyes opens new and profound perspectives on the most famous Christian prayer. Adela Yarbro Colling, Yale University Divinity School
Review (German)--Sandra Leuenberger-Wenger "Theologische Literaturzeitung "
The Lord s Prayer Through North African Eyes is an original an important contribution to scholarship on early Christian prayer. Brown s thorough reconstruction of the social context of early Christian teachers like Clement of Alexandria and Tertullian of Carthage as well as of their distinct appreciation of the Lord s Prayer is a model of scholarly precision and imagination. Luke Timothy Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Emory University
Review (German)--, "Theologische Literaturzeitung "
"The Lord's Prayer Through North African Eyes is an original and important contribution to schlaroship on early Christian prayer. Brown's thorough reconstruction of the social context of early Christian teachers like Clement of Alexandria and Tertullian of Carthage, as well as of their distinct appreciations of the Lord's Prayer, is a model of scholarly precision and imagination." - LukeTimothy Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Emory University.--Sanford Lakoff
"Michael Brown is one of the most creative scholars of early Christian studies around. His book opens new and profound perspectives on the most famous Christian prayer."--Sanford Lakoff
'The book is fascinating...It has extensive notes and excellent bibliography which the reader would find very helpful for further research into the topic.' Elsie Maxwell, ANVIL, Vol 32, No 2--Sanford Lakoff "Anvil "
Review (German)--Sanford Lakoff "Theologische Literaturzeitung "
|The Lord's prayer through Greco-Roman eyes and ears||p. 1|
|Greco-Roman visions of religion and prayer||p. 34|
|The tableau of Roman Alexandria||p. 74|
|Clement of Alexandria's vision of prayer||p. 121|
|A picture of Roman Carthage||p. 165|
|Tertullian of Carthage's vision of prayer||p. 216|
|Two visions of prayer in early Christian discourse||p. 255|
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Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 22nd November 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1