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Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord's Prayer Paperback – December 10, 2010
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About the Author
Robert D. Cornwall is the Pastor of Central Woodward Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Troy, Michigan. He is also the editor of Sharing the Practice the journal of the Academy of Parish Clergy. He holds a M.Div. and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also a graduate of Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR and did graduate work in American History at the University of Oregon. He is the author/editor of several books including Visible and Apostolic: The Constitution of the Church in High Church and Nonjuror Thought (University of Delaware Press, 1993); Gilbert Burnet's Discourse on the Pastoral Care, (Edwin Mellen Press, 1997), A Cry from the Cross: Sermons on the Seven Last Words of Christ (CSSPublishing, 2008), Religion, Politics and Dissent, 1660-1832: Essays in Honour of James E Bradley, edited with William Gibson (Ashgate, 2010). He has contributed articles to a number of books, encyclopedias, and journals, including Religious Identities in Britain, 1660-1832, Events that Changed the Word in the Eighteenth Century, The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography , The Encyclopedia of the Stone Campbell Movement, Encyclopedia of Protestantism, Church History, Anglican Theological Review, Congregations, the Progressive Christian, and Anglican and Episcopal History. He also writes for several blogs including Ponderings on a Faith Journey (personal blog), Theolog, and [D]mergent.
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Cornwall is very active in ecumenical and interfaith work, currently serving as the Convener of the Troy-area Interfaith Group, Chairs the Ecumenism Commission for the Michigan Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was a founder of the Metropolitan Coalition of Congregations (suburban Detroit), and earlier served as President of the Greater Santa Barbara Clergy Association, the UCSB University Religious Conference, and helped found the Lompoc Interfaith Group.
He likes to opine on matters religious, historical, theological, cultural, and political.
Top Customer Reviews
Ultimate Allegiance spells out much of what I have been finding to be the most challenging in my own studies of the scriptures these days. Mr. Cornwall highlights the subversive nature of this prayer and brings a view not often seen at first glance. What I enjoyed most about this book is that it remains in line with the proclamation of the Kingdom of God, and in likewise manner is consistent with the teachings of Jesus to followers living in a Roman ruled empire. That fact alone illuminates statements like hallowed be your name, thy kingdom come, and forgive us our trespasses. He also goes on to elaborate on the phrases that are not scriptural in and of themselves but are additions added through years of Christian repetition and practice, like for thine is the kingdom, the power, and glory forever, and other ancillary additions. But of most importance, Mr.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the prayer Jesus gave to his disciples. Robert Cornwall explores each part of the prayer and what it means. Read morePublished on August 21, 2013 by Mark Manis
I believe this brief book first appeared in the form of a half dozen sermons. It still has some of that feel, it seems to me. Read morePublished on March 10, 2013 by J P Romack
This little 60-page booklet breaks down the Lord's Prayer, providing a line-by-line explanation. The provocative subtitle is The Subversive Nature of the Lord's Prayer, planting... Read morePublished on January 29, 2012 by Dubious Disciple