G. Bromiley continues his monumental service of translating significant German works into English. Though not of the calibre of Kittel or Barth, Lochman’s Unser Vater (Gütersloh, 1988) nevertheless provides mature and wide ranging theological reflection on this classic passage. Completing a trilogy of works on fundamental texts for the history of catechesis (having dealt previously with the Ten Commandments and the Apostles’ Creed), Lochman is abreast of recent details of exegesis (e.g. the most probable meaning of epiousios as ‘bread for tomorrow’), but also ranges over the history of theology to interact with Barth, Calvin, Luther and Origen. His applications to contemporary Christian life—European, American and Third World—are also profound (e.g. on ‘holy materialism’ and ‘the evangelical primacy of reconciliation’).
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