Jesus Before God
The Prayer Life of the Historical Jesus
Author: Hal Taussig
Hal Taussig examines new ways the historical Jesus can teach us to pray. A skilled biblical scholar, he pursues a trail of evidence that leads closer and closer to the historical Jesus. At the end he finds a Q Jesus Prayer—the earliest known form of the so-called Lord’s Prayer—that is very different from the prayers of Jesus’ contemporaries, from traditional church prayers, and from new fashions of spirituality. And in analyzing this prayer, Taussig discovers fragments that may well come from Jesus himself.