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    The Jesus Prayer (eBook) von Mathewes-Green, Frederica

    The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the Heart to God

    In the earliest centuries of faith, Christians in the deserts of Palestine and Africa sought a short prayer that could be easily repeated, in order to acquire the habit of "prayer without ceasing." The result was The Jesus Prayer:
    "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me."
    This jewel of Eastern Christianity aims at enabling a person to be in God's presence, rather than to focus on feelings or thoughts about God.
    The first section of The Jesus Prayer offers a concise overview of the history, theology, and spirituality of Orthodoxy, so that the Prayer can be understood in its native context. Following, is a conversational question-and-answer format that takes the reader through practical steps for adopting this profound practice in everyday life.

    Autor Mathewes-Green, Frederica
    Verlag Paraclete Press
    Einband Adobe Digital Editions
    Erscheinungsjahr 2009
    Seitenangabe 196 S.
    Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
    Plattform EPUB
    Reihe US; Paraclete Press
    Adobe Digital Editions
    Fr. 11.60

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    Über den Autor Mathewes-Green, Frederica

    Frederica Mathewes-Green is a widely published author of 10 books and hundreds of essays in such diverse publications as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been a regular commentator for National Public Radio (NPR), a columnist for the Religion News Service,, and Christianity Today, and a podcaster for Ancient Faith Radio. She is in high demand as a speaker. She lives with her husband, the Rev. Gregory Mathewes-Green, in Johnson City, TN. Their three children are grown and married, and they have fourteen grandchildren.

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