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The Lord's Prayer in the Early Church : The Pearl of Great Price - Roy Hammerling

The Lord's Prayer in the Early Church

The Pearl of Great Price

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The Lord's Prayer is arguably the most important prayer in Christianity. Still, exactly how the prayer developed in the life of the early church has remained hidden in ancient manuscripts. Hammerling's thorough and ground-breaking examination of these works reveals that early authors enthusiastically expounded upon its power and mystery, claiming that the prayer uttered by Christ belonged at the core of Christian ritual and beliefs. Many early church writers labeled it a "perfect summary of the gospel" and joyously referred to it as a pearl of great price and worth.

List of Tablesp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Pearl of Great Pricep. 3
The Wondrous Origins of the Lord's Prayerp. 11
The Flowering of the Lord's Prayer Traditionp. 45
Conclusion: A Jewel of Unsurpassed Worthp. 123
Notesp. 133
Selected Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 187
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ISBN: 9780230105898
ISBN-10: 0230105890
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 191
Published: 18th October 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1