The Greatest Prayer by John Dominic Crossan
Rediscovering the Revolutionary Message of the Lord's Prayer

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Every Sunday, the Lord’s Prayer echoes in churches around the world.

It is an indisputable principle of Christian faith. It is the way Jesus taught his followers to pray and distills the most essential beliefs required of every one of the world’s 2.5 billion Christians. In The Greatest Prayer, our foremost Jesus scholar explores this foundational prayer line by line for the richest and fullest understanding of a prayer every Christian knows by heart.

An expert on the historical Jesus, Crossan provides just the right amount of history, scholarship, and detail for us to rediscover why this seemingly simple prayer sparked a revolution. Addressing issues of God’s will for us and our response, our responsibilities to one another and to the earth, the theology of our daily bread, the moral responsibilities that come with money, our nation-states, and God’s kingdom, Crossan reveals the enduring meaning and universal significance of the only prayer Jesus ever taught.

 

About John Dominic Crossan

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JOHN DOMINIC CROSSAN, professor emeritus at De Paul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography and his latest, The Greatest Prayer. He lives in Minneola, Florida.
 
Published September 7, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 212 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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No prayer is better known in the Christian world than the Lord's Prayer, taught by Jesus to His disciples as they listened to Him preach about the Kingdom of God. Crossan, co-founder of The Jesus Semi

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No prayer is better known in the Christian world than the Lord's Prayer, taught by Jesus to His disciples as they listened to Him preach about the Kingdom of God.

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It is called the 'Lord's Prayer,' but it never mentions 'Lord.' " Crossan then goes through the Lord's Prayer line by line, offering his historical perspective and his theological interpretations.

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