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Is Petitionary Prayer Superfluous?

Isaac Choi

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion: Volume 7

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198757702
eISBN:
9780191818448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757702.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Why would God institute the practice of efficacious petitionary prayer? Why would God not simply give us what we need before we ask? This chapter examines recently proposed solutions to this puzzle ... More


Linguistics and the Scientific Study of Religion: Prayer as a Cognitive Register

William Downes

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Registers of language are cultural templates, normatively constituting the situation types that make up a culture, and yet reciprocally determined by the situation’s linguistic requirements. This ... More


Prayerful Transactions

John Corrigan

in Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221963
eISBN:
9780520924321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221963.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The convergence of emotion, the fluidity of gender categories, public/private coincidence, manly pluck, and notions of transaction took place in the primary ritual of the revival, the prayer meeting. ... More


Petitionary Prayer: A Philosophical Investigation

Scott A. Davison

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198757740
eISBN:
9780191817656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757740.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This book explores the philosophical issues involved in the idea of petitionary prayer, where this is conceived as an activity designed to influence the action of the all-knowing, all-powerful, ... More


Introduction

Scott A. Davison

in Petitionary Prayer: A Philosophical Investigation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198757740
eISBN:
9780191817656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757740.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Must God know the future in every detail in order to arrange the world properly to answer someone’s prayer? If people do not pray for things, does this mean that God does not bring them about? These ... More


Poetry as Prayer

Hamsa Stainton

in Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190889814
eISBN:
9780190889845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889814.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter develops the study of poetry as prayer. It reviews recent scholarship on prayer and evaluates the perils and potential of prayer as a category of analysis in the study of South Asian ... More


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