New Book – Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord’s Prayer

Ultimate Allegiance

Energion Publications announces the release of a new book, Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord’s Prayer by Dr. Robert D. Cornwall. This is the second volume in the Areopagus Series by Energion Publications with editors, Dr. David Alan Black and Dr. Allan R. Bevere.

“Prayer changes things.” It’s a common saying, and too often Christian discussion of prayer deals only with how we can change other things and other people through prayer. But what if prayer is much more than we imagine? What if it is also the means of correcting our relationship to the Creator and at the same time of changing our relationships with one another? Perhaps prayer can ultimately help transform our theology, what we believe about God, into character and action.

Dr. Robert Cornwall takes us to the Lord’s Prayer, a short and simple prayer that is well-known and often recited. But in each of its major petitions, he finds deep meaning that challenges us to think and to change. In fact, this prayer of Jesus brings us to the ultimate question of just where we should place our ultimate allegiance.

Dr. Robert D. Cornwall is currently the Pastor of Central Woodward Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Troy, Michigan and the editor of Sharing the Practice, the journal of the Academy of Parish Clergy. Dr. Cornwall has also served as Associate Professor of Theology of Manhattan Christian College (Manhattan, KS) and Visiting Assistant Professor of Church History at Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition to his ministry and writing responsibilities, Cornwall has long been active in ecumenical and interfaith activities.

Dr. Cornwall 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, has contributed articles to a number of books, encyclopedias, and journals, and writes for several blogs including Ponderings on a Faith Journey (personal blog), Theolog, and [D]mergent.

Bob Cornwall is married to Cheryl, who is now retired from teaching, and father of Brett, a student at the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan.


About Energion Publications:

Energion Publications is located in Gonzalez, FL near Pensacola. Ultimate Allegiance: The Subversive Nature of the Lord’s Prayer is the 38th entry in their growing and diverse catalog. For more information:

Phone: 850-525-3916
Mail: P. O. Box 841, Gonzalez, FL 32560

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