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I just wish he had given me more of the Fathers, and much, much less of the Reformers and their heirs.
In this book Oden proposes that if Catholics and Protestants are to find common ground, they should go beyond the 16th century debates and to the church fathers.
This book is a series of carefully selected text snippets taken out of context from the works of the fathers and alleged to support the Reformers' viewpoint.
A Systematic theological book that deserves a place in anyone's personal theological library. His paleo-orthodox approach is a wonderful reminder to keep in mind the thoughts of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by rick evans
In the spirit of doctrinal ecumenism by a converted Methodist theologian, Oden attempts to build a case that - contra McGrath - a basic doctrinal consensus does exist in the early... Read morePublished on June 29, 2010 by Scophocles
This book demonstrates that given a sufficiently large collection of writings (eg the 160 volumes of early church writings), it is possible to find plenty of small snippets in them... Read morePublished on July 10, 2009 by Andrew
In many ways I respect what Thomas Oden is trying to do here. In this book Oden proposes that if Catholics and Protestants are to find common ground, they should go beyond the 16th... Read morePublished on April 10, 2008 by Jordan B. Cooper
I was excited to read this short book when I bought it a few days ago. I do believe that Dr. Oden clearly communicates his underlying goal: ecumenicalism. Read morePublished on January 28, 2008 by William Turner
On page 1 of his introduction, Oden says, "As a former addict of fad theology, I have now come home to ancient ecumenical Christianity. Read morePublished on December 11, 2007 by Lance M. Gowen
Other reviewers of this fine book have been critical for what this reviewer feels is unfair reasons. Read morePublished on July 20, 2004 by rodboomboom