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Teach us to Pray:
Prayer in the Bible and in the World (ed. D. A. Carson)

Baker, Paternoster: 1990, 1993

Blurb Review

Blurb

Spirituality has become a slippery word. And, prone to internal fragmentation and the external pressures of increasing pluralism, many evangelicals, far from establishing a thoroughly biblical spirituality, have allowed their focus to become blurred. This third volume in the WEF Theological Commission series is an attempt at a comprehensive theology of prayer set agains the background of modern debate on the nature of spirituality. A fourfold call to prayer, the eighteen different contributors offer: 1) a biblical theology of prayer; 2) an analysis of prayer and spirituality in Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, as well as in Latin American Catholicism; 3) a description of different cultural manifestations of Christian prayer; and 4) personal experiences in prayer. The range of material covered here makes this book real gold-dust.

Contents

1. Learning to Pray (D. A. CARSON) 

Part One: Biblical Theology of Prayer 
2. Prayer in the Old Testament Outside the Psalms (HOWARD PESKETT) 
3. Prayer in the Psalms (KYU NAM JUNG) 
4. Prayer in the Gospels and Acts (M. M. B. TURNER) 
5. Prayer in Paul's Writings (DAVID G. PETERSON) 
6. Prayer in the General Epistles (DAVID G. PETERSON) 
7. Prayer in Revelation (ESTHER YUE L. NG) 
8. A Biblical Theology of Prayer (EDMUND P. CLOWNEY) 

Part Two: Prayer and Spirituality 
9. A Christian View of Prayer and Spirituality in Hindu Thought (SUNAND SUMITHRA) 
10. A Christian View of Prayer and Spirituality in Buddhist Thought (MASAO UENUMA) 
11. A Christian View of Prayer and Spirituality in Muslim Thought (MICHAEL NAZIR-ALI) 
12. An Evangelical View of Prayer and Spirituality in Roman Catholicism (with special reference to Latin America) (EMILIO ANTONIO NUNEZ) 

Part Three: Some Lessons in Prayer from the World-Wide Church 
13. Lessons from the Prayer Habits of the Church in Korea 
Appendix: Can Revivals Be Prepared for by Man? (MYUNG HYUK KIM) 
14. Lessons from the Prayer Habits of the Church in China (DAVID WANG) 
15. Lessons from the Prayer Habits of the Church in Latin America (PABLO E. PEREZ) 
16. Lessons from the Prayer Habits of the Church in Africa (TITE TIENOU) 
17. Lessons from the Prayer Habits of the Puritans (ROY WILLIAMS) 

Part Four: The Challenge to Pray 
18. Prayer and the Training of Christian Leadership (RUSSELL SHEDD) 
19. Personal Experience of Prayer I (FELICITY D. HOUGHTON) 
20. Personal Experience of Prayer II (DAVID H. ADENEY)

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