Prayer

Pages: 408
Subject: Religion
Imprint: Oneworld Academic
Illustrations: black & white illustrations

Prayer

A Study in the History and Psychology of Religion

Friedrich Heiler

This text explores the central role of prayer in the history and psychology of religion through the ages, from ancient indigenous prayer rituals to large-scale public worship. It includes coverage of prayer in philosophy, mysticism, in prophetic religion and in public worship.
Paperback
9781851681433 (25 Sep 1997)
RRP £33.00 / US$48.00

The Book

This text explores the central role of prayer in the history and psychology of religion through the ages, from ancient indigenous prayer rituals to large-scale public worship. It includes coverage of prayer in philosophy, mysticism, in prophetic religion and in public worship.

Additional Information

Subject Religion
Pages 408
Imprint Oneworld Academic
Illustrations black & white illustrations

 

About the Author

Friedrich Heiler was a German scholar of religion, writing during and after the First World War. He was a major player in the move to ecunmenicism.

Table of Contents

1. Primitive Prayer


2. Ritual Prayer


3. Prayer in the Religion of Greek Civilization


4. Critique and Ideal of prayer in Philosophical Thought


5. Prayer in the Experience of Great Religious Personalities


6. General Characteristics of Mysticism and Prophetic Religion


7. Prayer in Mysticism


8. The variants of Mystical Prayer


9. Prayer in Prophetic Religion


10. Personal Prayer of Great Men, Poets and Artists


11. Prayer in Public Worship


12. Personal Prayer as a law of Duty and Good works


13. The essence of Prayer