Prayer; a study in the history and psychology of religion, by Friedrich Heiler ... translated and edited by Samuel McComb ... with the assistance of J. Edgar Park ...

; I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection (George Washington University. Gelman Library) ; McComb, Samuel, 1864-1938, ed. and tr ; Park, John Edgar, 1879-1956, joint ed. and tr
London, New York Oxford University Press [1932] .

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Other Authors McComb, Samuel, 1864-1938,
Park, John Edgar, 1879-1956,
I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection (George Washington University. Gelman Library)
Subjects Prayer.
Description xxvii, 376 pages 21 cm
Copyright Date [1932]
Notes "Printed in the United States of America."
Presented by the Dr. Ari Kiev family to the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection. DGW
"Select bibliography": pages 365-372.
Contents Chapter VI: General characteristics of mysticism and prophetic religion -- Difference of the two types -- Historical genesis -- Fundamental psychic experience in mysticism -- Fundamental psychic experience in mysticism -- Fundamental psychic experience in prophetic religion -- Additional psychological characteristics -- Idea of God in mysticism -- Idea of God in prophetic religion -- Valuation of history in mysticism -- In prophetic religion -- Attitude towards authority in mysticism -- In prophetic religion -- Sin and salvation in both types -- Relation to ethics of both types -- To the world and civilization -- To the hope of immortality -- Monism of mysticism and dualism of prophetic religion -- Final characterization -- Chapter VII: Prayer in mysticism -- Preliminary remarks -- Motive and aim of mystical prayer -- Form of -- Nature and content of -- Concentration -- Contemplation -- Thanksgiving -- Surrender and resignation -- Contemplation of one's own unworthiness and of the divine miracle of grace -- Ecstasy -- Refusal to pray for earthy good -- The psychological stages in mystical prayer -- The idea of God in -- The relation of God and man as expressed in -- Direction in -- Chapter VIII: The variants of mystical prayer -- Sacramental and cultural mysticism -- Nuptial mysticism -- The nuptial idea in mediaeval mysticism -- Psychological explanation -- Prayer in nuptial mysticism -- Quietist mysticism -- Absorption or profound meditation in Buddhism -- Summary of the characteristics of mystical prayer -- Chapter IX: Prayer in prophetic religion -- Occasion and motive of -- Spontaneity of -- Emotions in -- Form of -- Content of -- Complaint and question -- Petition for personal religious values -- For personal ethical values -- For ethical and social values -- Intercessory prayer -- For super-personal religious and ethical values -- For eudaemonistic values -- Means of persuasion -- Expression of weakness and dependence -- Expression of trust -- Expression of resignation -- Thanksgiving -- Praise -- Yearning and vision -- The conception of God which underlies prophetic prayer -- Belief in the presence of God -- The relation of God and man -- Prophetic standards of prayer -- Comparison of mythical and prophetic prayer
Chapter X: The personal prayer of great men. Poets and artists -- Spontaneity and creative power of -- The aesthetic, contemplative type, as represented by Goethe, Rousseau and Amiel -- The emotional, ethical type, as represented by Cromwell, Michelangelo, Beethoven, Cellini, Jalal-ed-din-Rumi -- Chapter XI: Prayer in public worship -- Public prayer as related to the devotional life of prophetic personalities -- Historical survey -- Origin of congregational prayer in Jewish exile -- Congregational prayer in the primitive church -- Reform in the fourth century -- In the Reformation -- In pietism -- Liturgical reform at the present time -- Motive and purpose of common prayer in public worship -- Lay and priestly prayer in the early church -- Transformation of free into fixed prayer -- Protest of the sects against fixed prayer -- Prayer-direction -- Response of the congregation -- Silent prayer -- Content of common prayer -- Praise and thanksgiving -- Confession of sin -- Prayer for the coming of the Kingdom -- For the church -- Prayer for individual religious benefits -- Intercessory prayers -- The invocation in common prayer -- The idea of prayer in public worship -- Special types of common prayer -- In primitive Christianity -- In the Catholic church -- In the synagogue -- evangelical churches and sects -- Chapter XII: Personal prayer as a law of duty and good works -- The peculiar characteristic of legalistic religions: Mazdaism, post-exilic Judaism, Islam and Catholicism -- Their concept of prayer -- The content of prescribed prayer -- Its motives -- Its pedagogic value -- Chapter XIII: The essence of prayer -- Variety of the forms of prayer -- Distinction between primary and secondary types -- The psychological root of prayer -- Belief in God as personal -- Belief in the presence of God -- Living communion with God -- The nature of adoration -- Nature of devotion -- Distinction of prayer from adoration and devotion -- Prayer, the centre of religion
Prayer as the central phenomenon of religion -- Sources for the study of prayer -- a. Prayers -- born Personal testimonies about prayer -- c. Purely external testimonies -- Chapter I: Primitive prayer -- Occasions and motives of prayer -- Form of prayer -- The praying person -- The individual and society in primitive prayer -- The content of -- Attitude and gesture in -- The higher beings invoked in -- The conception of God underlying primitive prayer -- The relation of man to God expressed in -- Chapter II: Ritual prayer -- Transformation of free prayer into ritual prayer -- The obligatoriness of the wording of the prayer -- The fixedness of prayer formulas -- The content of ritual prayer -- The mechanization of prayer -- Chapter III: Prayer in the religion of Greek civilization -- Characteristics of Homeric religion -- Sense of dependence in Greek religion -- As expressed in prayer -- Freedom of Greek prayer -- Its content -- Its social character -- Eudaemonistic prayer -- Prayers of cursing and vengeance -- General prayers -- Sense of proportion -- Character of the gods addressed in prayer -- Friendly relation to the gods -- Appraisal of Greek prayer -- Chapter IV: Critique and ideal of prayer in philosophical thought -- Criticism of naïve eudaemonism -- Origin of the philosophical concept of prayer -- Its content -- Ethical ideals, personal and social -- Self-renunciation and freedom -- Contemplation -- Kant's conception of prayer -- Philosophical criticism of prayer -- Philosophical reinterpretations of -- Rationalistic dissolution of -- The indestructibility of natural prayer -- Chapter V: Prayer in the experience of great religious personalities -- Features of personal in common with primitive prayer -- Its differentiation from primitive prayer: separation of prayer from sacrifice -- Personal prayer a life of prayer -- As the work of God in the human spirit -- Yet impossible apart from human effort -- The object of personal prayer of the great masters of religion -- God and salvation -- Its breadth -- Its spirituality -- Its ideal character -- Its historical continuity -- In the Bible and Christianity -- Jesus the master of personal prayer -- Personal prayers of St. Paul -- Of St. Bernard -- Of St. Francis -- Of Thomas a Kempis and St. Teresa -- Of Luther -- Of Calvin -- Of Ardnt -- Of Tersteegen -- Of the Christian East
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