Archive E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

“This Is the Whole Duty of Man”: A Reformed Guide to Private Devotion (3)

In today’s post we have the next section in the German Reformed Church’s “Guide to Private Devotion,” on the topic of the day’s duties.  Two of the Scripture sentences are from Ecclesiastes, a book that does indeed have much to say about a theology of vocation, including guidance as to how to weigh the ultimate […]

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Paul Bradshaw on the Development of Daily Prayer

In his book Daily Prayer in the Early Church, Paul F. Bradshaw lays out his landmark thesis about the historical interaction between the “cathedral office” and the “monastic office.” Perhaps more important than that, however, is the more basic observation he makes demonstrating that the role and nature of prayer itself dramatically changed in the 4th […]