New Testament insights: Interpreting prayer and worship in Biblical Theology
AOSIS Scholarly Books, in collaboration with editors Francois P Viljoen and Albert J Coetsee from North-West University in South Africa, are pleased to announce the publication of a new open-access book in the ‘Reformed Theology in Africa Series’ that deals with a biblical theology of prayer based on the New Testament. This book, Biblical Theology of prayer in the New Testament, is the second in a two-volume set and offers a comprehensive exploration of the concept of prayer in both the Old and New Testaments.
The New Testament volume includes an introduction on Prayer and Worship in Early Jewish Tradition, followed by 11 chapters exploring New Testament corpora. The book concludes with a final chapter that synthesizes the findings of the respective investigations of the Old and New Testament corpora to provide a summative theological perspective of the development of the concept of prayer through Scripture.
Prayer is a continuous theme throughout the Biblical text and was an integral part of the religious existence of God’s people in both the Old and New Testament. Its deepest developments occurred during, after and as a result of the Exile, and it was transformed in the New Testament. In both the Old and New Testament, God is the sole addressee of his people’s prayer, a concept that continued in the New Testament but was broadened with Trinitarian elements of worship, adoration, and intercession.
The book uses a biblical theological investigation as its methodology. Since all the Biblical books form part of one canonical text, the anthology assumes that the various theologies about prayer displayed in these books can be synthesized into a developing meta-theology about prayer. The results about prayer in the Old Testament are brought into play with the results about prayer in the New Testament, resulting in an overarching Biblical theology of prayer.
We recommend this contribution to the theological discourse on prayer and related concepts in both the Old and New Testament to scholars interested in biblical theology.
This book is published by North-West University in South Africa in partnership with AOSIS Scholarly Books.
The open-access PDF version of ‘Biblical Theology of prayer in the New Testament’ can now be downloaded here. For readers who prefer physical books or e-book versions, the print, ePub, or Kindle version can be purchased soon from the AOSIS Scholarly Books website.
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