Prayer: The Mission of the Church

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W.B. Eerdmans, 1996 - Religion - 124 pages
Jean Danielou devoted his life and scholarship to the question of Christianity and culture. He approached this question in the light of the full Catholic tradition, drawing from the rich resources of the early church fathers, whom he loved deeply. In Prayer: The Mission of the Church Danielou considers the centrality of prayer for the Christian layperson, developing the insight that the active, missionary dimension of the Christian life is in fact the "self-unfolding" of contemplation. There is clearly a trinitarian structure here, in line with both biblical and patristic thought. The spontaneous tone of these short but direct chapters brings out the affective presence of their author and places the issues within the existential context in which theology and spirituality converge.

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Contents

The Meaning of God and Adoration
3
Prayer
11
Lord Teach Us to Pray the Our Father
21
Advent
31
Hope
42
Missionary Hope in the Old Testament
54
The Mystery of Christ and
67
The Evangelical Spirit of Humility
76
The Center of the Trinitarian Plan
85
The Spirit of Mission
95
The Apostles Mission as a Continuation of
107
The Mission of the Holy Spirit
115
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About the author (1996)

Jean Danielou (1905-1974) was a French Jesuit, bishop, and cardinal who taught as a professor at the Institut Catholique in Paris.

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