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The Lord's prayer through North African eyes : a window into early Christianity

Author: Michael Joseph Brown
Publisher: New York : T & T Clark International, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates the importance of social location and cultural presuppositions in the interpretation of cultic texts and acts.

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Named Person: Clement, of Alexandria Saint; Tertullian
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Joseph Brown
ISBN: 0567026701 9780567026705
OCLC Number: 54459903
Description: xiv, 298 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1: The Lord's Prayer through Greco-Roman Eyes and Ears; A Myopic Conversation; A Broader Vision; An Imagined Greco-Roman Hearing of the Lord's Prayer in Matthew; Chapter 2: Greco-Roman Visions of Religion and Prayer; Greco-Roman Culture: A Fusion of Horizons; A Greek Philosophical Perspective; Prayer from a Philosophical Perspective; A Closer Look; A Roman Perspective; A Roman Perspective on Prayer; Chapter 3: The Tableau of Roman Alexandria; Peering through a Stained Glass Window; Egyptian Glass, Greek Colouring, and a Roman Stain; The Political Fragment; The Social Fragment; Alexandria as a Prism; The Church as a Refraction; Chapter 4: Clement of Alexandria's Vision of Prayer; Seeing the Cosmos through Clement's Eyes; Clement and the Alexandrian Jewish Lens; The Diffusion of the Lord's Prayer in the Writings of Clement; Clement's Theological and Literary Vision; The Protrepticus; The Paedagogus; The Stromateis; Stromateis 7; Clement's Theology of Prayer; Clement's Hearing of the Lord's Prayer; Chapter 5: A Picture of Roman Carthage; Re-focusing our Lens; The Translucence of Roman Culture; The Vision of a Colonia; Carthage: A Political and Physical Representation of Rome; Carthage: A Social and Cultural Representation of Africa; The Amalgam of Politics and Religion; Religion in a Roman Mode; Latin Church, African Rigor and Slanderous Images; From Montanism to Donatism: The Dominant Image of the Carthaginian; Christian Community; Contrasting Representations of a Universal Church; Chapter 6: Tertullian of Carthage's Vision of Prayer; A Vision Permeated by the Spirit; Tertullian's Theological and Literary Vision; The Praescriptio; Adversus Praxeam; De Anima; De Baptismo; De Oratione; Tertullian's Hermeneutics; Looking at Clement and Tertullian Side by Side; Tertullian's Theology of Prayer; Tertullian's Reading of the Lord's Prayer; Chapter 7: Two Visions of Prayer in Early Christian Discourse; Like the Rays of the Sun; The Central Vision of this Book; Their Perspectives on the Lord's Prayer; The Alexandrian Perspective and its Trajectory; The Carthaginian Perspective and its Trajectory; From Myopia to Hyperopia
Responsibility: Michael Joseph Brown.
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