Gloria Patri: The History and Theology of the Lesser Doxology
The Gloria Patri ("Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit both now and ever and unto the ages of ages, Amen.") has been prayed from the beginnings of Christianity. In this one-sentence prayer, time and eternity are combined in a compressed expression of doxology, praise of God. In this brief but comprehensive book, Father Ayo examines the riches in this prayer: the philological, historical, and theological origins of Christian prayer itself, and the profound spiritual implications of the Gloria Patri.