Old Testament Theology of Prayer

The Old Testament Theology of Prayer research group will continue explore Old Testament prayers and texts related to prayer to discern what these texts reveal about Israel’s covenant relationship with the God of Israel, and how such texts can speak to global Christian communities. Building on the foundations of the newly published book, Praying with Ancient Israel: Exploring the Theology of Prayer in the Old Testament (ACU Press, 2015), and papers delivered in 2015, the 2016 session focused on the prayers of kings and priests as theocratic officers.  Looking forward, 2017 will be devoted to prayers of prophets as covenant mediators; 2018 will engage the recorded prayers of ordinary people, including the marginalized.

For further information, contact Phillip Camp (phillip.camp@lipscomb.edu) and Elaine Phillips (Elaine.Phillips@gordon.edu).

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3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Room: Simmons (Third Level) - Boston Marriott Copley Place (MCP)

Phillip Camp, Lipscomb University, Presiding

Mark J. Boda, McMaster Divinity College
Joyously Drawing Water from the Springs of Salvation: Praise as Structure and Goal of the Book of Isaiah (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Elaine A. Phillips, Gordon College
Do Not Pray, Plead, or Pester Me, Because No One Is Listening (Jer 7:16) (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

Break (5 min)

Steven T. Mann, Azusa Pacific University
Ask and You Shall Intercede: The Peculiar Perlocutionary Power of Asking God Questions (20 min)
Discussion (10 min)

General Discussion
Discussion (25 min)