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Practicing Prayer for the Dead

Practicing Prayer for the Dead Author James B. Gould
ISBN-10 9781498284561
Release 2016-11-04
Pages 318
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Throughout history Christians have prayed for the dead. This book challenges Protestants, who seldom pray for the dead, to begin doing so, and Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, who pray only for the Christian dead, to include the unsaved as well. Gould discusses the meaning of prayer for final consummation of all things, growth of the blessed in heaven, purification of the imperfect in purgatory, and salvation of the unsaved in hell--identifying the necessary conception of the afterlife required by each particular prayer. He also reflects on the spiritual value of prayer for the departed--how it enhances faith, builds hope, and sharpens discipleship--and provides some sample prayers for public liturgy and private devotion. In essence, Practicing Prayer for the Dead offers an outline of theology from the perspective of death, arguing that prayer for all the departed is one aspect of a tightly knit web of doctrines. The argument, while revisionary in some respects, is orthodox, ecumenical, and integrative, engaging a range of academic disciplines so as to be biblically accurate, historically informed, and philosophically reasoned.



Understanding Prayer for the Dead

Understanding Prayer for the Dead Author James B. Gould
ISBN-10 0718895002
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 258
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A defence of the practice of prayer for the dead, expanding upon the biblical and philosophical background and exploring the theological ramifications



The doctrine of Purgatory and the practice of praying for the dead as maintained by the Romish Church examined

The doctrine of Purgatory and the practice of praying for the dead  as maintained by the Romish Church  examined Author William John Hall
ISBN-10 OXFORD:590455633
Release 1843
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Prayer for the Dead

Prayer for the Dead Author James Oswald
ISBN-10 9781405917124
Release 2015-02-12
Pages 480
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Sunday Times bestseller Prayer for the Dead is the fifth novel in the bestselling Inspector McLean series by author James Oswald. 'The hallmarks of Val McDermid or Ian Rankin: it's dark, violent, noirish' The Herald *** 'Are you ready to be reborn?' The search for a missing journalist is called off as a body is found at the scene of a carefully staged murder. In a sealed chamber, deep in the heart of Gilmerton Cove, a mysterious network of caves and passages sprawling beneath Edinburgh, the victim has undergone a macabre ritual of purification. Inspector Tony McLean knew the dead man, and can't shake off the suspicion that there is far more to this case than meets the eye. The baffling lack of forensics at the crime scene seems impossible. But it is not the only thing about this case that McLean will find beyond belief. Teamed with the most unlikely and unwelcome of allies, he must track down a killer driven by the darkest compulsions, who will answer only to a higher power . . . 'Are you ready for the mysteries to be revealed?' Praise for James Oswald: 'A star of Scotland's burgeoning crime fiction scene' Daily Record 'Crime fiction's next big thing' The Sunday Telegraph 'Literary sensation . . .James' overnight success has drawn comparisons with the meteoric rise of E L James and her Fifty Shades of Grey series' Daily Mail 'Fifty Shades of Hay' The Times 'Oswald is among the leaders in the new batch of excellent Scottish crime writers' Daily Mail 'The new Ian Rankin' Daily Record 'An excellent start to what promises to be a fine series' Guardian 'Classy, occasionally brutal, and with the odd suggestion of the supernatural, this will doubtless be another deserved hit. Oswald's writing is in a class above most in this genre' Daily Express



Consorting with Saints

Consorting with Saints Author Megan McLaughlin
ISBN-10 0801426480
Release 1994
Pages 306
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In this book Megan McLaughlin explores the social and cultural significance of prayer for the dead in the West Frankish realm from the late eighth century through the end of the eleventh century. She argues that the primary function of funerary and commemorative rituals in the early middle ages was to sustain the dead as members of the Christian community on earth, and to link them symbolically with the community of saints in heaven. Prayer reflected a network of relationships that bound together the intercessor, the dead, and the divine. Drawing her evidence from liturgical books, theological treatises, sermons, saints' lives, chronicles, and charters, McLaughlin considers both ceremonies precipitated by an individual's death and those performed for the dead as a group. After discussing the commemoration of ordinary people, she focuses on the commemoration of more powerful individuals and enumerates and classifies the meanings attributed to prayer for the dead in the period before the "birth" of purgatory. By studying prayer in its social context rather than treating it as a chapter in the history of theology, Consorting with Saints makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the social, economic, and cultural structures of early medieval society.



Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature Author Jeremy Penner
ISBN-10 9789004214507
Release 2011-10-28
Pages 482
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A timely collection of contributions by major scholars in the field of prayer and poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls.



A Remembrance of the Living to Pray for the Dead

A Remembrance of the Living to Pray for the Dead Author James Mumford
ISBN-10 OCLC:64381211
Release 1660
Pages 480
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Prayers of Jewish Women

Prayers of Jewish Women Author Markus H. McDowell
ISBN-10 3161488504
Release 2006
Pages 277
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Markus McDowell examines how the literature of the Second Temple period portrays women at prayer through an examination of the literary context and character of those prayers. The goal of this work is a greater understanding of how women were portrayed in literary sources and an offering of some fresh insights for the study of women's religious and social roles in the ancient world. The texts are analyzed and categorized within five areas: social location, content, form, occasion, and gender perspective. The prayers are also compared and contrasted with men's prayers in the same sources. The analysis includes locating (as much as possible) the historical, literary, and cultic context of each document in which these prayers appear. By examining all prayers in these texts uttered by women (not just prayers of named or prominent women), and then comparing them with all the prayers of men in those same texts, certain patterns appear. This study adds to our knowledge of women and religion in Second Temple Judaism by primarily exploring patterns that appear among the prayers in the literature of the Second Temple period. While there are fewer prayers by women than men in this literature, the prayers of women are not portrayed as significantly different from those of men in terms of social location, content, form, or occasion. At the same time, the prayers of women exhibit other patterns of language - and in a minor way, form and occasion - that differ from the prayers of men.



Rescue for the Dead

Rescue for the Dead Author Jeffrey A. Trumbower
ISBN-10 0198032323
Release 2001-09-27
Pages 224
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Christianity is a religion of salvation in which believers have always anticipated post-mortem bliss for the faithful and non-salvation for others. Here, Trumbower examines how and why death came to be perceived as such a firm boundary of salvation. Analyzing exceptions to this principle from ancient Christianity, he finds that the principle itself was slow to develop and not universally accepted in the Christian movement's first four hundred years. In fact, only in the West was this principle definitively articulated, due in large part to the work and influence of Augustine.



Determinism and Petitionary Prayer in John and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Determinism and Petitionary Prayer in John and the Dead Sea Scrolls Author Emmanuel O. Tukasi
ISBN-10 9780567033468
Release 2008-07-08
Pages 166
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Tukasi explores the theme of the determinism as articulated in the Rule of the Community and the Fourth Gospel with the aim of uncovering the relevance of petitionary prayer within the framework of the determinism of each book. Chapter one sets out the background against which the themes of determinism and petition in 1QS and John should be understood. Chapter two explores the nature of the determinism in the 1QS. The determinism is cosmological, soteriological, and eschatological. Chapter three demonstrates that the contents of the petitions are in harmony with the determinism articulated in 1QS. In our study of the Fourth Gospel, chapter four demonstrates that the determinism in John is concerned with the predestination of certain people who are designated as "the given ones" of the Father. It also shows that the determinism of the Fourth Gospel is concerned with the mission of the Son. Chapter five analyzes the petitions in John against the background of Johannine determinism. It argues that the petitions are shaped by the determinism articulated in the text. The conclusion sums up the similarities and differences between John and 1QS in their expression of determinism and petitionary prayer, and draws attention to the implications on previous and future scholarship on the relationship between John and the Scrolls.



Shakespeare s Common Prayers

Shakespeare s Common Prayers Author Daniel Swift
ISBN-10 9780199977031
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 304
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Societies and entire nations draw their identities from certain founding documents, whether charters, declarations, or manifestos. The Book of Common Prayer figures as one of the most crucial in the history of the English-speaking peoples. First published in 1549 to make accessible the devotional language of the late Henry the VIII's new church, the prayer book was a work of monumental religious, political, and cultural importance. Within its rituals, prescriptions, proscriptions, and expressions were fought the religious wars of the age of Shakespeare. This diminutive book--continuously reformed and revised--was how that age defined itself. In Shakespeare's Common Prayers, Daniel Swift makes dazzling and original use of this foundational text, employing it as an entry-point into the works of England's most celebrated writer. Though commonly neglected as a source for Shakespeare's work, Swift persuasively and conclusively argues that the Book of Common Prayer was absolutely essential to the playwright. It was in the Book's ambiguities and its fierce contestations that Shakespeare found the ready elements of drama: dispute over words and their practical consequences, hope for sanctification tempered by fear of simple meaninglessness, and the demand for improvised performance as compensation for the failure of language to fulfill its promises. What emerges is nothing less than a portrait of Shakespeare at work: absorbing, manipulating, reforming, and struggling with the explosive chemistry of word and action that comprised early modern liturgy. Swift argues that the Book of Common Prayer mediates between the secular and the devotional, producing a tension that makes Shakespeare's plays so powerful and exceptional. Tracing the prayer book's lines and motions through As You Like It, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, and particularly Macbeth, Swift reveals how the greatest writer of the age--of perhaps any age--was influenced and guided by its most important book.



A critical and practical elucidation of the Book of common prayer

A critical and practical elucidation of the Book of common prayer    Author John Shepherd
ISBN-10 COLUMBIA:50194133
Release 1801
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Daily Sabbath and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Daily  Sabbath  and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls Author Daniel K. Falk
ISBN-10 9004108173
Release 1998
Pages 302
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This book presents evidence that daily, sabbath, and festival prayers found at Qumran represent liturgical traditions of different origin. They may thus provide testimony to wider Jewish prayer practice in the Second Temple period.



Prayers for the Dead for the Use of Members of the Church of England

Prayers for the Dead  for the Use of Members of the Church of England Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433068250343
Release 1845
Pages 145
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The Dead Sea scrolls

The Dead Sea scrolls Author James H. Charlesworth
ISBN-10 3161466497
Release 1997
Pages 296
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The Dead Sea Scrolls represent the remains of an ancient Jewish library which antedates 68 C.E. It is the most significant discovery of biblically related ancient manuscripts, and represents more than 600 ancient Jewish documents. The series presents an introduction, critical text, and literal English translation of all the Dead Sea Scrolls which are not copies of books in the Hebrew Bible. It is the defenitve collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Fifty scholars from Canada, Germany, Isreal, the United States, and othe countrys serve as subeditors in the series.Volume four, the third to appear in the series, contains improved Hebrew texts and literal translations of the Angelic Liturgy, for the first time with a critical apparatus and a composite text; also included are numerous prayers and non-canonical psalms. The series is prepared with the text on the left page and the translation on the right. Critical notes help the scholar to understand the text, variants, philological subtleties, and translation. An introduction with bibliography precedes each document.



The Darkest Prayer

The Darkest Prayer Author Matthew R. Finn
ISBN-10 1467008885
Release 2011-11
Pages 88
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Jimmy, a boxer with a trouble-filled upbringing, is forced to lose a boxing match by the city's biggest gangster in return for some urgently needed money. Soon Jimmy is fighting for his life and fighting to discover the truth about a betrayal. With the gangsters and police breathing down his neck, will his brother be able to save him in time?



How to Write the Prayer of the Faithful

How to Write the Prayer of the Faithful Author Corinna Laughlin
ISBN-10 9781616712341
Release 2015
Pages 52
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An invaluable resource for all those tasked with writing the Prayer of the Faithful for parish liturgies, this book includes sample prayer texts; tips for incorporating events from the news; and writing tips for constructing the introduction, petitions, closing prayer, and assembly responses.