Item description for Original Prayer: Themes from the Christian Tradition by Lavinia Byrne...
Overview A personal tour of the great styles of prayer in the Christian tradition. Original Prayer takes us on a tour of some classic styles of prayer, as developed and popularized by such figures as Teresa of Avila, Francis of Assisi, St. Benedict, Ignatius Loyola, as well as the Jesus Prayer of the Orthodox tradition, and the worship of Taize. All of these styles have much in common. As Lavinia Byrne writes, "Prayer is not our work. It is something the Holy Spirit does in us . . . We pray in Christ, uniting our prayers with the prayers of Jesus." Yet each approach has its particular appeal. After looking at these classic approaches, Byrne examines the relation between prayer and music and art, and even considers the challenge of "prayer in cyberspace." Finally, writing personally from her own experience, she contemplates the role of prayer in times of suffering.
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Studio: Orbis Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.48 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Orbis Books
ISBN 1570758123 ISBN13 9781570758126