Chapter

Becoming What We Pray

Edward F. Mooney

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/9780823224951.003.0004

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Becoming What We Pray

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This chapter suggests that prayer is properly understood as arising out of our passionate life. It describes the range of passions that circulate through human life and then shows how prayer connects us deeply with the world of others. It suggests that understanding the complexity of the human passions and the drama of prayer at work within them can help people see the practice of prayer as one that moves people toward a more compassionate, faithful, merciful, and responsible life.

Keywords: prayer; human passions; human life; religion; theology

Chapter.  5515 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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