By D. Z Phillips
Many modern philosophers think that, prior to you can actually speak about prayer, the query of even if there's a God or now not needs to be settled. during this identify, first released in 1965, D. Z. Phillips argues that to appreciate prayer is to appreciate what's intended by way of the truth of God. starting through putting the matter of prayer inside a philosophical context, Phillips is going directly to speak about such themes as prayer and the idea that of conversing, prayer and dependence, superstition and the idea that of neighborhood. it is a attention-grabbing reissue that may be of specific price to scholars with an curiosity within the philosophy of faith, prayer and spiritual reviews extra generally.
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Carey’s sales force included the Episcopal clergyman Mason Weems, best known for inventing and promulgating the legend of George Washington and the cherry tree. As Paul Gutjahr and others have documented, the American Bible Society (ABS), founded in 1816, centralized Bible production, distribution, and competitive pricing long before John D. Rockefeller or Andrew Carnegie— those titans of consolidated production and marketing—were even born. Thanks to a corporate bureaucracy in New York City and a network of regional agents and outlets, the ABS soon dominated the market.
Martin, The Land Looks After Us: A History of Native American Religion (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001), 61–82. On African Americans: E. Brooks Holifield, Theology in America: Christian Thought from the Age of the Puritans to the Civil War (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003), 306–18; Mark A. Noll, The Civil War as a Theological Crisis (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006), 64–72; Albert J. Raboteau, A Fire in the Bones: Reflections on African-American Religious History (Boston: Beacon Press, 1995), 17–36.
P. Marion Simms, The Bible in America: Versions That Have Played Their Part in the Making of the Republic (New York: Wilson-Erickson, 1936), 54–109; Richard W. Cogley, John Eliot’s Mission to the Indians Before King Philip’s War (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999), 120–21 and passim. 14. Gutjahr, American Bible, 93–95, 101–5. 15. On Amerindians, see Charles L. Cohen, “Conversion among Amerindians and Puritans: A Theological and Cultural Perspective,” in Puritanism: Transatlantic Perspectives on an Anglo-American Faith, ed.
Concept of Prayer by D. Z Phillips