A little anthology of prayer

by Richard on September 27, 2011

Ben Myers offers some gems

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Pam 09.27.11 at 11:41 pm

I’v just read Ben’s post - everybody get over there and check it out!

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Richard 09.28.11 at 6:38 am

Wise words, Pam. It’s good stuff.

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Ben Myers 09.28.11 at 7:26 am

In class, I also used one of Kim’s mighty “propositions” on prayer (I didn’t include it here, for fear that it would look like F&T self-promotion!).

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Kim 09.28.11 at 7:52 am

They’re all brilliant jewels, but I particularly welcome the Merton on methods and the Barth on skill. Christian bookshops are filled with “how to” crap on the mechanics of prayer (which is not the same thing as the discipline of prayer). It’s all so disempowering. You’d think we were approaching not the Father of all kindness and mercies but some Kafkaesque bureaucrat. And, of course, there is the contemporary instrumentalisation of prayer. I’d love to be in Ben’s class (which I trust begins with prayer!)!

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Richard 09.28.11 at 9:27 am

Ben: I’m not afraid of a little self-promotion!>> Kim’s Propositions on Prayer

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Kim 09.28.11 at 11:50 am

Perhaps sometime soon I’ll post the version from my book, which takes into account blog comments on the original post and some further thinking on prayer.

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Richard 09.28.11 at 12:32 pm

We could just offer a reminder that one can buy the book!

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