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The Need and the Blessing of Prayer

A Revised Edition of on Prayer
  • By Karl Rahner
$13.49
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A new translation of Father Rahner's book on prayer.

Karl Rahner stands in a long line of great Christian theologians who were likewise great teachers of prayer. He has been called the voice of Vatican II, and is acknowledged as the rare theologian whose writings speak to the ordinary" Christian.

In The Need and the Blessing of Prayer , Father Rahner views the human person as essentially one called to prayer. He also highlights prayer as the act of human existence, the great religious act. By encouraging people to "pray in the everyday" - to pray regardless of the desire or mood of the moment - Rahner's theology of the prayer of everyday life challenges us to surrender ourselves to God so that God dwells at the very center of our lives.

The eight chapters of The Need and the Blessing of Prayer were originally sermons that Rahner gave during Lent 1946 at St. Michal's Church in Munich, Germany. This work has been reprinted often throughout its thirty-year history, testifying to its enduring message. For as Father Rahner wrote in the first edition, "If we are not supposed to cease praying, then perhaps one shouldn't cease speaking about prayer."

Chapters are "Opening Our Hearts," "The Helper-Spirit," "The Prayer of Love," "Prayer in the Everyday," "The Prayer of Need," "Prayers of Consecration, "The Prayer of Guilt," and "Prayers of Decision."

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780814624531
    • Manufacturer: Liturgical Pr
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9780814624531
    • UMPH: 815572
    • ISBN 10: 0814624537
    • Publication Date: 08/01/1997
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Karl Rahner
    • Page Count: 128
    • Width: 5.84 inches
    • Height: 0.32 inches
    • Length: 7.82 inches
    • Weight: 0.39 pounds
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