Body Prayer: Study Further

Body prayer is physical activity that promotes spiritual communion with God, sometimes accompanied by verbal communication, but often simply experienced as spending time doing something together with him.

     Blythe, Theresa A. Pages 40–42, 85–97, 159, and 181–87 in 50 Ways to Pray: Practices from Many Traditions and Times. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon, 2006.

     Foster, Richard J. “Body Prayer.” Pages 116–18 in Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

     Guenther, Margaret. “Praying with Our Hands.” Pages 78–80 in The Practice of Prayer. Volume 4 in The New Church’s Teaching Series. Cambridge, Mass.: Cowley, 1998.

     Mayfield, Sue. Pages 17, 70–71, 84–86, and 111–17 in Exploring Prayer. Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson, 2007.

     Pagitt, Doug, and Kathryn Prill. BodyPrayer: The Posture of Intimacy with God. Illustrated by Colleen Shealer Olson. Colorado Springs, Colo.: WaterBrook, 2005.

     Thurston, Bonnie. “Praying with the Body: Some Exercises.” Pages 105–127 in For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.

     Thurston, Bonnie. “Prayer: Toward an Anthropology.” Pages 69–85 in For God Alone: A Primer on Prayer. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2009.

     Wolpert, Daniel. “Creativity and the Divine: To Create Is to Pray.” Pages 89–100 and 182–83 in Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices. Nashville, Tenn.: Upper Room, 2003.

      Wolpert, Daniel. “Walking Toward God: The Journey Made Visible.” Pages 125–35 and 185–86 in Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices. Nashville, Tenn.: Upper Room, 2003.

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Gregory of Nyssa’s Physical Faith

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