The Pater Noster as an Eschatological Prayer

  title={The Pater Noster as an Eschatological Prayer},
  author={R. Brown},
  journal={Theological Studies},
  pages={175 - 208}
  • R. Brown
  • Published 1961
  • Philosophy
  • Theological Studies
I RECENT years there has been a great deal written on the Pater Noster (henceforth PN). Much of this literature has stressed the eschatological interpretation of the prayer as its more original meaning in the early Church. We wish to present here the case that can be made for such an interpretation. At the outset we should make clear that by "eschatological" we refer to the period of the last days, involving the return of Christ, the destruction of the forces of evil, and the definite… Expand
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