What are We Doing when We Pray?: On Prayer and the Nature of Faith

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2008 - Religion - 186 pages
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Vincent Brümmer's classic book on prayer from 1984 provides a comprehensive philosophical analysis of central issues regarding the nature and practice of prayer.This new edition has been substantially revised and updated. Serving as a valuable core text for students, this book also contributes to a number of current debates in theology and philosophy of religion: the debates on realism and religious belief, on the rationality of faith and the nature of theology, on the relation between religious belief and morality, on the relation between science and religion and the lively debate among evangelical Christians in America on the 'openness of God.'

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Professor BrA1/4mmer was born in South Africa in 1932. He studied philosophy and theology at the universities of Stellenbosch, Harvard, Utrecht and Oxford and was professor in the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Utrecht from 1967 to 1997. His writings include Theology and Philosophical Inquiry (London 1981, Philadelphia 1982) (also in Dutch), What are we Doing when we Pray? (London 1984) (also in Dutch and in German), Speaking of a Personal God (Cambridge 1992) (also in Dutch), The Model of Love (Cambridge 1993) (also in Dutch and forthcoming in Korean), Faith and the Modern World. Lectures and Conversations in Iran (Tehran 2004), Atonement, Christology and the Trinity (Ashgate 2005), BrA1/4mmer on Meaning and the Christian Faith (Ashgate, 2006).

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