Prayer

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December 2013
LC: 2012049969

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Prayer
Christian and Muslim Perspectives
David Marshall and Lucinda Mosher, Editors
Afterword by Rowan Williams

Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives is a rich collection of essays, scriptural texts, and personal reflections featuring leading scholars analyzing the meaning and function of prayer within their traditions. Drawn from the 2011 Building Bridges seminar in Doha, Qatar, the essays in this volume explore the devotional practices of each tradition and how these practices are taught and learned. Relevant texts are included, with commentary, as are personal reflections on prayer by each of the seminar participants. The volume also contains a Christian reflection on Islamic prayer and a Muslim reflection on Christian prayer. An extensive account of the informal conversations at the seminar conveys a vivid sense of the lively, penetrating, but respectful dialogue that took place.


David Marshall is director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and associate professor of the practice of Christian-Muslim relations, Duke Divinity School and the academic director of the Building Bridges seminar.

Lucinda Mosher is the faculty associate for Interfaith Studies, Hartford Seminary and the assistant academic director of the Building Bridges seminar.


Reviews
"A scholarly assessment recommended for any interested in prayer and its incarnation in different faiths."—Midwest Book Review



"Very useful for all those who are engaged in interfaith dialogue as well as for students of both religions."—Abdur Rashid Siddiqui, Muslim Book Review



"A rich resource for Christians and Muslims alike, providing for both some tools for deeper understanding and appreciation for the practice of prayer. Also an excellent example of interfaith dialogue in action."—Dialogue & Alliance



"While many of the current interfaith projects are strictly theological in nature, Prayer: Christian and Muslim Perspectives breaks new ground by looking at what religious human beings all over the world do: pray. In learning about the rituals that gives shape to our deepest yearning and highest aspirations, we also come to grapple with how we see God, and our own true nature. Recommended for all who are interested in the Christian tradition, the Islamic tradition, and the dialogue between the two."—Omid Safi, professor of Islamic Studies, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill

Table of Contents
Participants and contributors

Introduction, David Marshall

Preface, Rowan Williams

Part I: Surveys

1. Lived Prayer: Some Examples from the Christian Tradition, Michael Plekon
2. A Qur' nic Theology of Prayer, Reza Shah-Kazemi
3. Muslim Prayer in Practice, M. M. Dheen Mohamed
4. Christian Prayer in Practice, Philip Sheldrake
5. A Muslim Response to Christian Prayer, Caner Dagli
6. A Christian Perspective on Muslim Prayer, Daniel A. Madigan
7. Response, Rowan Williams

Part II: Prayer and Scripture
8. The Lord's Prayer, Susan Eastman
9. Al-F tiha, Rkia Elraoui Cornell
10. Prayer in the Spirit in Romans 8, Philip Seddon
11. In Reverence of the Almighty: Understanding Prayer and Worship in Qur' n 3:190-94 and 29:45, Asma Afsaruddin

Part III: Learning to Pray
12. Learning to Pray With and In the Christian Tradition: Personal Reflections, Lucy Gardner
13. Learning to Pray as a Muslim: The Foundational Stage, Ibrahim Mogra
14. Growing in Prayer as a Christian, Timothy Wright
15. Growth in Prayer as a Muslim: Reflections and Lessons of a Struggler, Timothy J. Gianotti
16. Conversations in Qatar, Lucinda Mosher

Afterword, Rowan Williams

Personal Reflections on Prayer

Index