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Give God the Glory: Ancient Prayer and Worship in Cultural Perspective

, 2007
ISBN: 9780802840158
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In this book, Jerome Neyrey offers an intriguing work which seeks to bring readers into an understanding and appreciation of the “otherness” of the culture in which Christian scriptures and early church worship came to be. In Give God the Glory, Neyrey takes a new approach by reading the materials in terms of social science models and the theory of communication. He examines New Testament passages in context of both the Hebraic ethos and the Greco-Hellenistic culture in which these scriptures were conceived and written.

Neyrey compares New Testament prayer and worship to contemporary works by classical authors, particularly Philo, the Didache, and a portion of Justin Martyr’s First Apology. Illuminating the New Testament text in their original light, this book focuses on interpretation rather than history, supplementing and enhancing the existing wealth of scholarship.

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  • Focuses on the “otherness” of the early church
  • Examines the New Testament in context of Hebraic ethos and Graco-Hellenistic culture
  • Discusses social science models and the theory of communication
  • “Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and Thanksgivings” (1 Timothy 2:1)
  • Prayer, in Other Words: Reading with Cultural Lenses
  • Five New Testament Prayers, in Other Words
  • Praise of God’s Uniqueness, Who Is “First,” “Only,” and “No One Else”
  • Worship, in Other Words: Appropriate Cultural Models
  • Worship in the Fourth Gospel: A Cultural Interpretation of John 14–17
  • The Didache and Justin’s First Apology: Descriptions of Christian Worship

Jerome H. Neyrey is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame. His other books include Give God the Glory: Ancient Prayer and Worship in Cultural Perspective and the Gospel of John in the New Cambridge Bible Commentary .


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