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The Lord's Prayer: A Guide for the Perplexed…

The Lord's Prayer: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Gordon P. Hugenberger

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Although no words are more frequently prayed by Christians than those of the Lord's Prayer, sadly this does not guarantee that they are as well understood as they should be. Few Christians have a clear sense of the logical progression and coherence of the petitions. Many wonder what is meant by certain petitions, such as "Hallowed be thy name," or why believers should ask God not to do what God presumably would never do: "Lead us not into temptation." Although the traditional words of this extraordinary prayer find support in the King James Version, modern translations of Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4, where Jesus taught this prayer, at times differ radically from the traditional wording. Why? Which wording is most accurate and faithful to Jesus' original intent? How does the Lord's Prayer relate to its immediate context in Matthew and especially in Luke? This brief book considers these and other questions of interpretation. It seeks to present the best of devout insight and modern scholarship on this model prayer in a way that will be stimulating and useful for pastors and scholars and yet also accessible and inspiring for any serious reader.

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