Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Theology of the Lord's Prayer

But it is not just in its theology that the prayer is Jewish. It is Jewish in its form and in its language. Formally, the structure of the Disciples’ Prayer follows (up to a point) the tripartite scheme of “praise—petitions—thanksgiving” found in many ancient Jewish prayers, especially (so it will be argued below) that of the one many Jews call the prayer, namely, the Amidah.—The Disciples’ Prayer, page 50

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