Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives

Georgetown University Press
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Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives is a rich collection of essays, scriptural texts, and personal reflections featuring leading scholars analyzing the meaning and function of prayer within their traditions. Drawn from the 2011 Building Bridges seminar in Doha, Qatar, the essays in this volume explore the devotional practices of each tradition and how these practices are taught and learned. Relevant texts are included, with commentary, as are personal reflections on prayer by each of the seminar participants. The volume also contains a Christian reflection on Islamic prayer and a Muslim reflection on Christian prayer. An extensive account of the informal conversations at the seminar conveys a vivid sense of the lively, penetrating, but respectful dialogue that took place.
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About the author

David Marshall is director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and associate professor of the practice of Christian-Muslim relations, Duke Divinity School and the academic director of the Building Bridges seminar.

Lucinda Mosher is the faculty associate for Interfaith Studies, Hartford Seminary and the assistant academic director of the Building Bridges seminar.

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Publisher
Georgetown University Press
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Published on
Dec 12, 2013
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Pages
232
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ISBN
9781626160248
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / General
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"There are no problems related to human progress and happiness in this age which any theology can solve, and which the teachings of freethought cannot do better and without the aid of encumbrances. ...Agree or disagree with this contention you may, but only when you are made aware of the facts that can be brought to the aid of this conviction. ... The supernaturalist's armamentarium of God, Bible, Heaven, Hell, Soul, Immortality, Sin, The Fall and Redemption of Man, Prayer, Creed, and Dogma, leave as much impression on the mind of intelligent man as would an arrow against a battleship."

The author reviews the effects of religious thinking upon various aspects of human history and human thought: science, medicine, morality, witchcraft, warfare, slavery, women, labor, philosophy.He quotes many persons who have written on this subject, both in distant past and in recent years.He argues that the decline of religion and the rise of atheism are inevitable.

Copyright note: This book was first published in the United States in 1933 with notice: "Copyright, 1933 BY FREETHOUGHT PRESS ASSOCIATION".The copyright was not renewed, according to the Stanford Copyright Renewal Database, therefore the copyright has expired. Thus this book is in the public domain in the United States.However, the author died in 1994 and therefore the book may still be copyrighted in jurisdictions not applying the "rule of the shorter term" to U.S. works.Consult http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_the_shorter_term and the copyright law in your country before downloading this eBook. (Reference: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:David_Marshall_Brooks).

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