Reflection on the Lord's Prayer

1. Matthew's version of the Lord's Prayer (Matt. 6:9-13) reads:

(9) "Pray then in this way: 'Our Father in heaven, let your name be held holy. (10) Let your kingdom come. Let your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (11) Give us today our daily bread. (12) And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven our debtors. (13) And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'"

Describe one Christological and one Trinitarian heresy from Christian history (that is, a fundamentally defective account of Jesus relating to his humanity, divinity, personhood, and/or relations with the Father and Holy Spirit) described in lectures and/or McKim. Show how each distorts the meaning of the Lord's Prayer. Draw on secondary readings as applicable (Newbigin, my article "The Audience," and for honors students, the relevant chapters in Barth, Wilken, and Boyd and Eddy).

Make your paper three pages, double-spaced. Focus on Harvey chapter 4. In other respects, follow the directions in my handout for writing papers.

Remember, I want to see proper style, clear writing, a thorough answer to the question, and explicit citations of course materials.

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