The Basis of Christian Prayer   -     By: H.P. Owen, Stephen Williams
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The Basis of Christian Prayer

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"The product of an exceptionally lucid mind and sustained reflection on the subject matter. When Huw Parri Owen wrote something, it was because he had thought about it at some depth." Stephen N. Williams, from the Foreword

Before his death in October of 1996, Huw Parri Owen, the Oxford-trained Emeritus Professor of Christian Doctrine at King's College, London, completed three books in addition to several he had previously published. Two of those three have since been lost; the third, The Basis of Christian Prayer, is now available posthumously for the first time.

In this work, H.P. Owen is concerned not only with the practice of prayer, but likewise with its objective structure and content. Perhaps most significantly, he deals at length with the theological and philosophical questions that prayer raises. Proceeding from both biblical and philosophical standpoints, and encompassing as many elements of prayer as possible, Owen addresses the various forms of vocal prayer (adoration, thanksgiving, confession, petition and intercession), the Lord's Prayer, meditation, contemplation and mystical prayer. Additionally, he covers such topics as prayer and belief, prayer and religious experience, the language of prayer and the place of the emotions in prayer.

Combining the analytic precision of a trained philosopher with the insight and sensitivity of a seasoned veteran in the Christian faith, The Basis of Christian Prayer is a unique and invaluable resource for the reflective life.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 180
Vendor: Regent College Publishing
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1573831719
ISBN-13: 9781573831710
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Before his death in October of 1996, Huw Parri Owen, the Oxford-trained Emeritus Professor of Christian Doctrine at King's College, London, completed three books in addition to several he had previously published. Two of those three have since been lost; the third, The Basis of Christian Prayer, is now available posthumously for the very first time. In this work, H.P. Owen is concerned not only with the practice of prayer, but likewise with its objective structure and content. Perhaps most significantly, he deals at length with the theological and philosophical questions that prayer raises. Proceeding from both biblical and philosophical standpoints, and encompassing as many elements of prayer as possible, Owen addresses the various forms of vocal prayer (adoration, thanksgiving, confession, petition, and intercession), the Lord's Prayer, meditation, contemplation, and mystical prayer. Additionally, he covers such topics as prayer and belief, prayer and religious experience, the language of prayer, and the place of the emotions in prayer. Combining the analytic precision of a trained philosopher with the insight and sensitivity of a seasoned veteran in the Christian faith, The Basis of Christian Prayer is a unique and invaluable resource for the reflective life.

Author Bio

H.P. Owen was Professor of Christian Doctrine at King's College, London from 1970-1981. His other publications include Concepts of Deity, Christian Theism: A Study in its Basic Principles and The Christian Knowledge of God.

Stephen N. Williams (PhD, Yale) is professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological College in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and the author of Revelation and Reconciliation: A Window on Modernity.

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