"Jeffrey B. Gibson" wrote:
> Following hard on my request to provide LP bibliography so that I can
> actually say with some authority what "they" are saying about the LP for
> the Paulist book, I'd now like comments and criticisms on the way I
> propose to organize the book's topics. Here's my tentative outline:
> 1. Authenticity and Origins (does it go back to Jesus in its entirety?
> It is a later composite of originally individual petitions)
> 2. Original Version (Matthew's or Luke's?)
> 3. Explanation of Differences between the Texts
> 4. Its Relation to Jewish Prayers
> 5. General Meaning: An Eschatological Prayer?
> 6. Meaning of Individual Petitions
> 7. The Prayer's use by the early church
> Should anything else be included? Or to put this another way, are there
> any other things that those who are saying something about the LP are
> saying something about?
I'm sure you're already taking this for granted, but since it isn't
explicitly stated, I'll mention it anywa But I do hope that there'll be
discussion of the Didache's use of the LP as well. Also, I would like
to see an "exegesis" of the prayer somewhere in there too, not just
issues about the paryer, perhaps conflating chaps 2-3 and the new
chapter 3 being exegetical? Although one could argue I suppose that the
whole book you've outlined is an exegesis of the prayer.........
Out of curiousity, how late are you planning to go for the "early
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