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Introduction

Bruce Ellis Benson and Norman Wirzba

in The Phenomenology of Prayer

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780823224951
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235797 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823224951.003.0001

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the phenomenology of prayer. The book features chapters that consider different dimensions of prayer, its ability to transform human desire and action, and its relation to cognition. It also traces prayer-related concepts and issues in the works of leading theologians and philosophers. The chapters cover the issues of prayer as the posture of the decentered self, the irremisible responsibility of those who pray, and the conception of prayer as kenosis.

Keywords: prayer; phenomenology; cognition; theology; philosophy

Chapter.  3648 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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