The Greatest Prayer: Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord's Prayer

Category: Book
By (author): Crossan, John Dominic
Subject:  RELIGION / Biblical Meditations / New Testament
  RELIGION / Christian Life / General
  RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
  RELIGION / Christianity / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: August 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in x 0.46in
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In The Greatest Prayer, foremost historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, bestselling author of Historical Jesus and Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, intimately explores the revolutionary meaning of the cornerstone of Christian faith: The Lord's Prayer.

Review Quote*"...A must-read, a guidebook for how and why the only prayer Jesus ever taught endures."
Review Quote*"Even if one disagrees with the author's conclusions, it will be difficult to dislike his book, as one of Crossan's gifts is his ability to challenge his readers in a gentle, respectful, and nonconfrontational manner."
Review Quote*"John Dominic Crossan is arguably the world's foremost scholar of the historical Jesus. In The Greatest Prayer, Crossan argues that Christianity's best-known invocation is misunderstood and undervalued in today's society."
Review Quote*Crossan... shows how Jesus, couched in the words of this prayer, advises His followers to reject violent methods... and instead work for the coming of the Kingdom of God, the only way to achieve true freedom. . . . A fine effort by a fine scholar."
Review Quote*"A full and loving exposition... of Christianity's best-known and most-recited prayer. Crossan's pastoral intent is more straightforward here than in some of his other works; scholars will appreciate the richness of his readings, while nonscholarly readers will be grateful for the directness and clarity of his approach."
Review Quote*"Crossan's reflections reveal something that may surprise his detractors: a man of profound and challenging faith, who in h is efforts to demystify Jesus has called us all back to the core of the gospel message."
Review Quote*"[P]rovides a satisfying blend of history, scholarship and theology in researching the moral responsibilities that come with living a Godly life. The fundamental Lord's Prayer here serves as a foundation for examining the principles of this life."
Review Quote*"Controversial biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan finds in Jesus' words an evocation for ‘distributive justice,' making sure all are cared for."