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By Roy Hammerling

'Prayer is genuine religion,' stated Auguste Sabatier. if this is the case, the educational research of prayer permits students to check the very center of non secular practices, ideals, and convictions. considering that prayers exist in a wide selection of content material, contexts, kinds, and practices, a finished method of the research of prayer is needed.

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Prayers that are prayed by Arian Christians in the early church do have unique elements and emphases that are readily recognizable; if they do not have these characteristics then they plainly cannot be the prayers of Arians. Hence there is a naked honesty about prayer in that it must reveal the depth of the petitioners’ theological positions and religious world views. Content alone, however, is not enough for the scholar. Often when prayers are removed from their contexts, forms, or practices they become ambiguous with regard to what their content means.

17 Falk, Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers, p. 121. The quotation he cites is from A. Rubinstein, “The Essenes According to the Slavonic Version of Josephus Wars,” Vetus Testamentum 6 (1956), 307–8. 18 This suggests that Dugmore was not entirely off base to propose a first century Jewish pattern of morning and evening public prayer. ” See Esther G. Chazon, “Prayers from Qumran and their Historical Implications,” Dead Sea Discoveries 1 (1994), p. 284. 36 l. edward phillips the type found at Qumran “were considered important enough to be incorporated into the liturgy that was institutionalized by the Rabbis,”19 which suggests a wider use for these prayers even in the first century.

The Dead Sea Scrolls after Fifty Years (Leiden, 1998), p. 257. 20 For the evidence, see Beckwith, Daily and Weekly Worship, p. 13. 21 Falk, Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers, p. 47. 22 “The Politics of Piety: Social Conflict and the Emergence of Rabbinic Liturgy” in Paul F. Bradshaw and Lawrence A. , The Making of Jewish and Christian Worship (Notre Dame, Indiana, 1991), pp. 42–68. For an assessment of this argument see Alistair Steweart-Sykes, “Prayer Five Times in the Day and at Midnight: Two Apostolic Customs,” Studia Liturgica 33 (2003), pp.

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