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On Prayer

(Джерела християнського Сходу #22)

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Origen was considered one of the most important church fathers and his works were used widely in the Church. His work On Prayer was written around 230 AD. In it Origen talks about the object of prayer, the necessity of prayer, and the advantage of prayer. He ends the book with an exegesis of the Lord's Prayer.
Paperback, 142 pages
Published February 7th 2008 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Nathan Albright
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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At the end of this short book of about 100 pages Origen says something that is striking and worth considering for any writer as prolific as he is:  "But if you press on to the things in front and forget those behind and pray for me in my undertaking, I do not despair of being enabled to receive from God the Giver a fuller and more divine capacity for all these matters, and with it to discuss the same subject again in a nobler, loftier, and clearer way.  Meanwhile, however, you will peruse this w ...more
Ruth
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a very interesting book on prayer. Very different from all the other books I've read on prayer.

It certainly helped that I discussed parts of this book in the group https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...
The cultural background and style of arguing is so different from what we are currently used to, that it is easy to misunderstand what he says while thinking that you do understand (but disagree).

All through the book you see that Origen points out that we need to have a spiritual persp
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Anthony Mendoza
Jul 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
There was an interesting combination of theology (majoritively through the use of commentary on the Lord's Prayer) and practical advice. The clear instructions of praying three times a day, facing towards the east and having a position of outstretched hands and eyes facing upward, all of which is giving as a suggestion and not a command, give the twenty-first century Christian a fresh yet ancient way to approach his/her prayer life. Origen challenges the modern lackadaisical disposition towards ...more
Valerie
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Sure, Origen had some pretty major theological issues, but this is a great essay on prayer.
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