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On the Lord’s Prayer

Tertullian, Cyprian, Origen
Translated and introduced, With brief annotations by Alistair Stewart-Sykes

Number 29 of Popular Patristics Series

“The works presented here are the three ante-Nicene treatises on prayer that have been bequeathed to us. There is a certain diversity in the works. For whereas Tertullian and Cyprian not only have an obvious relationship, their works are likewise similar, and derive from the same liturgical context, for all of which reasons they share an introduction. Origen’s work is very different in character, and comes from a different part of the Empire, and therefore is introduced separately. Yet given the diversity of early Christianity and the divergent purpose of these works, as Richard Stuckwisch, in his summary and descriptive article on these treatises[...]points out, the extent of the material which they hold in common is quite remarkable. In particular, each sees the Lord’s Prayer as the model and summit of all Christian prayer. And each has much to teach us.”


Introduction to Tertullian and Cyprian
   The Genesis of the African Treatises on the Lord’s Prayer
   The Literary History of the Discourses
   Appendix I: The Liturgical Setting of the Practices Regulated by Tertullian
   Appendix II: The Hours of Prayer in Third-Century Africa
   Appendix III: The Differing Texts of the Lord’s Prayer
Tertullian, On Prayer
Cyprian, On the Lord’s Prayer
Introduction to Origen
   The Purpose and Character of Origen’s Treatise
   Appendix I: The Hours of Prayer according to Origen
   Appendix II: The Contents of Origen’s Treatise
Origen, On Prayer

Item Number: BKV510
Publication Data: Crestwood, NY: St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2004
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 214
Dimensions (l × w × h): 18.4 cm × 12.7 cm × 1.5 cm
ISBN: 978‒0‒88141‒261‒1

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