Thursday, March 05, 2015

New book, well dissertation really

I recently read a dissertation on the Lord's Prayer. For the next couple of days, I'll be excerpting from it. The author of the dissertation, David Clark, is the leader of the YWAM base where Joel and Renee are serving.
In the proclamation of Jesus, the sanctity of the Jerusalem Temple was not inviolable; its sacrifices were not necessary for forgiveness; and it stood under the judgment of God. In anticipation of the wreckage and ruin of a failed institution, Jesus proclaimed himself to be the fulfillment of all that the Temple had once promised. He embodied true sanctity; he offered true forgiveness; and the new Temple would be his body.—David A. Clark, The Lord’s Prayer: Origin and Early Interpretations (PhD diss, University of Nottingham, 2014), page 51

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