SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.75 número4Religion, religion! Wherefore art thou, religion? Enactment in interreligious encounters as walking the talkThe social thought of the Orthodox Church reflected in the documents of the Holy Pan-Orthodox Council of Crete (2016) índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados



Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google


HTS Theological Studies

versión On-line ISSN 2072-8050
versión impresa ISSN 0259-9422


WAAIJMAN, Kees. Uninterrupted prayer - A spiritual challenge. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2019, vol.75, n.4, pp.1-4. ISSN 2072-8050.

This contribution probes the question how the biblical instruction to pray continuously was understood in the history of Christian spirituality. It investigates two main traditions of interpretation. The first tradition interprets the instruction from a material-temporal perspective. Prayer should be, in the literal sense of the word, everlasting, never ending and perpetual. The second tradition focuses more on the relationship with God, its permanent character, and its lasting and enduring quality. It has to do with the question how a sustainable growth can be improved. It is a spiritual challenge, requiring an in-depth understanding and conversation, to consider and reflect on the difficult and complex interaction between these two approaches.

Palabras clave : prayer; 1 Thessalonians 5; 17-18; spirituality; spiritual practices; uninterrupted prayer.

        · texto en Inglés     · Inglés ( pdf )


Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons