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The Life of Prayer in a World of Science : Protestants, Prayer and American Culture, 1870-1930.

Author: Rick Ostrander
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By the end of the 19th century, many in the emerging middle-class culture saw themselves as too busy to practice the rigorous devotions of their ancestors. In this book, Rick Ostrander explores the attempts of American Protestants to articulate a convincing and satisfying ethic of prayer in changing circumstances.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rick Ostrander
ISBN: 9780198031147 0198031149
OCLC Number: 466432715
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: Contents; Introduction; ONE: A Final Act of Purification: The Modern Scientific Attack on Prayer; TWO: Proving the Living God: Answered Prayer as a Modern Evangelical Apologetic; THREE: The Spiritual Unrest: The Cultural Context of Liberal Protestant Devotionalism; FOUR: Divine Immanence: The Ideological Context of Liberal Protestant Devotionalism; FIVE: A Sane Mysticism: The Christocentric Liberal Ethic of Prayer; SIX: The New Belief in Prayer: Healing and Intercession in Liberal Protestantism; SEVEN: The Religion of a Mature Mind: Liberal Devotional Teachings in the Early Twentieth Century. EIGHT: Modernism and Prayer in the TwentiesNotes; Select Bibliography; Index.

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By the end of the 19th century, many in the emerging middle-class culture saw themselves as too busy to practice the rigorous devotions of their ancestors. In this book, Rick Ostrander explores the attempts of American Protestants to articulate a convincing and satisfying ethic of prayer in changing circumstances.

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