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Oden, Thomas C.

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Works: 357 works in 1,032 publications in 7 languages and 32,954 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Church history  Parables  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: B4372, 198.9
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Parables of Kierkegaard by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and German and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mind of Kierkegaard has been kept alive in the common memory more by his parables than any other part of his authorship. Like all good parables, they have developed an oral tradition. Do not be surprised if you find here parables that you have heard imperfectly retold or partially revised. Now the reader can track down the original
Mark by Christopher A Hall( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Mark opens up a long-forgotten passage through the arid and precipitous slopes of post-Enlightenment critical interpretation and bears us along to a fertile valley basking in the sunshine of theological and spiritual interpretation. In these pages we enter the interpretive world that long nurtured the great premodern pastors, theologians end saints of the church
First and second Timothy and Titus by Thomas C Oden( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon by Peter Gorday( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Pastoral theology : essentials of ministry by Thomas C Oden( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Korean and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy by Joseph T Lienhard( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture does what very few of today's students of the Bible could do for themselves. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers - including much that is available only in the ancient languages - have been combed for their comment on Scripture. From these results, scholars with a deep knowledge of the fathers and a heart for the church have hand-selected material for each volume, shaping, annotating and introducing it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church."--Jacket
Genesis 12-50( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture does what very few of today's students of the Bible could do for themselves. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers - including much that is availabe only in the ancient languages - have been combed for their comment on Scripture. From these results, scholars with a deep knowledge of the fathers and a heart for the church have hand-selected material for each volume, shaping, annotating and introducing it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church." "The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is a postcritical revival of the early commentary tradition known as the glossa ordinaria, a text artfully elaborated with ancient and authoritative reflections and insights. An uncommon companion for theological interpretation, spiritual reading, and wholesome teaching and preaching."--Jacket
The Twelve Prophets by Alberto Ferreiro( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series is an ecumenical project, promoting a vital link of communication between the varied Christian traditions of today and their common ancient ancestors in the faith. On this shared ground we listen as leading pastoral theologians of six centuries gather around the text of Scripture and offer their best theological, spiritual and pastoral insights. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers-- including much that is available only in the ancient languages-- have been searched for their comment on Scripture, then hand-selected by scholars who then shaped and annotated the materials to introduce it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.--Book jacket and publisher's website
Agenda for theology by Thomas C Oden( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel by John R Franke( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series is an ecumenical project, promoting a vital link of communication between the varied Christian traditions of today and their common ancient ancestors in the faith. On this shared ground we listen as leading pastoral theologians of six centuries gather around the text of Scripture and offer their best theological, spiritual and pastoral insights. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers-- including much that is available only in the ancient languages-- have been searched for their comment on Scripture, then hand-selected by scholars who then shaped and annotated the materials to introduce it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.--Book jacket and publisher's website
Isaiah 1-39 by Thomas C Oden( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the early church fathers the prophecy of Isaiah was not a compendium of Jewish history or theology but an announcement of the coming Messiah fulfilled in the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. As such, the prophet's words were a rich source of theological reflection concerning their Lord and a vital aid in their defense against the objections of the Jews that Jesus was the promised Messiah. The interpretation of Jesus' ministry in light of Isaiah's prophecy was not a theological innovation on their part but rather a following of the path blazed by the New Testament writers and Jesus himself." "Among passage-by-passage commentaries cited here are those by Eusebius of Caesarea, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria and Theodoret of Cyr, as well as one attributed to Basil of Caesarea. John Chrysostom preached a series of homilies on Isaiah of which most of those extant concern the first eight chapters, though Chrysostom frequently cites Isaiah in numerous homilies on other books. Augustine of Hippo, Gregory the Great and Bede the Venerable frequently cite passages from Isaiah 1-39, as did many other fathers in defending the Christian faith from Jewish critics."--Jacket
How Africa shaped the Christian mind : rediscovering the African seedbed of western Christianity by Thomas C Oden( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa has played a decisive role in the formation of Christian culture from its infancy. Some of the most decisive intellectual achievements of Christianity were explored and understood in Africa before they were in Europe. If this is so, why is Christianity so often perceived in Africa as a Western colonial import? How can Christians in Northern and sub-Saharan Africa, indeed how can Christians throughout the world, rediscover and learn from this ancient heritage? Theologian Thomas C. Oden offers a portrait that challenges prevailing notions of the intellectual development of Christianity from its early roots to its modern expressions. The pattern, he suggests, is not from north to south from Europe to Africa, but the other way around. He then makes an impassioned plea to uncover the hard data and study in depth the vital role that early African Christians played in developing the modern university, maturing Christian exegesis of Scripture, shaping early Christian dogma, modeling conciliar patterns of ecumenical decision-making, stimulating early monasticism, developing Neoplatonism, and refining rhetorical and dialectical skills. He calls for a wide-ranging research project to fill out the picture he sketches. It will require, he says, a generation of disciplined investigation, combining intensive language study with a risk-taking commitment to uncover the truth in potentially unreceptive environments. Oden envisions a dedicated consortium of scholars linked by computer technology and a common commitment that will seek to shape not only the scholar's understanding but the ordinary African Christian's self-perception. - Publisher
Ezekiel, Daniel by Kenneth Stevenson( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series is an ecumenical project, promoting a vital link of communication between the varied Christian traditions of today and their common ancient ancestors in the faith. On this shared ground we listen as leading pastoral theologians of six centuries gather around the text of Scripture and offer their best theological, spiritual and pastoral insights. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers-- including much that is available only in the ancient languages-- have been searched for their comment on Scripture, then hand-selected by scholars who then shaped and annotated the materials to introduce it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.--Book jacket and publisher's website
Jeremiah, Lamentations by Dean O Wenthe( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series is an ecumenical project, promoting a vital link of communication between the varied Christian traditions of today and their common ancient ancestors in the faith. On this shared ground we listen as leading pastoral theologians of six centuries gather around the text of Scripture and offer their best theological, spiritual and pastoral insights. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers-- including much that is available only in the ancient languages-- have been searched for their comment on Scripture, then hand-selected by scholars who then shaped and annotated the materials to introduce it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.--Book jacket and publisher's website
Apocrypha by S. J Voicu( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the canonical status of the Greek and Latin Old Testament texts commented upon within this volume has been understood differently within Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, their longstanding use within the Christian churches makes them worthy of careful study and reflection. As noted in the Anglican Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, Jerome says that the church reads them "for example of life and instruction of manners." As a result their influence extends well beyond ecclesiastical use to literature, hymnody, music and art. Their questioned authority has nevertheless affected the choice of books included here, not by a priori judgment but by the paucity of comment from which to choose. None of the early fathers dedicated commentaries to these texts as a whole. Despite the length of 1 and 2 Maccabees and the model they presented for Christian martyrdom, they were rarely cited or commented upon. The Wisdom books received the most comment and are those best represented here. In particular, readers will find ample comment here on Tobit, Wisdom of Solomon, Sirach, Baruch, the Letter of Jeremiah, the Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men, Susanna, and Bel and the Dragon (the latter three all found as additions to the Hebrew and Aramaic book of Daniel). Among commentators readers will find Origen, John Chrysostom, Theodoret of Cyr, Hippolytus, Jerome, Augustine, Julius Africanus, Athanasius, Palladius, Cyril of Jerusalem, Clement of Alexandria, Bede, Rabanus Maurus, Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Cassiodorus, Ambrose and others. --From publisher's description
The rebirth of African orthodoxy : return to foundations by Thomas C Oden( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African orthodoxy today is the same faith that was confessed by Athanasius and Augustine seventeen centuries ago
Isaías 40-66 by M. W Elliott( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No book of the Old Testament is more frequently quoted in the New than Isaiah, and no portion of Isaiah is more frequently quoted in the New than the typologically fertile soil of Isaiah 40-66. Still, as interpreted by the fathers, Isaiah presents a message that is far more soteriological than christological, leading readers to a deeper understanding of God's judgment and salvation. Isaiah 40-66 provides us with the closest thing the Old Testament has to offer regarding a systematic theology. The excerpts included in this volume offer us a rich array of differing styles, principles and theological emphases from Theodoret of Cyr to Eusebius and Procopius, to Cyril of Alexandria, Jerome and Augustine. Readers will be enriched by the wide-ranging selections, some of which are translated here into English for the first time
Two worlds : notes on the death of modernity in America & Russia by Thomas C Oden( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A change of heart : a personal and theological memoir by Thomas C Oden( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did a celebrated theological liberal of the mid-twentieth century have such a dramatic change of heart? After growing up in the heart of rural Methodism in Oklahoma, Thomas Oden found Marx, Nietzsche and Freud storming into his imagination. He joined the post-World War II pacifist movement and became enamored with every aspect of the liberal 1950s Student Christian Movement. Ten years before America's entry into the Vietnam war, he admired Ho Chi Minh as an agrarian patriot. For Oden, every turn was a left turn. At Yale he earned his PhD under H. Richard Niebuhr. Later during his academic year in Heidelberg he met with some of the most formidable minds of the era -- enjoying conversations with Gadamer, Bultmann and Pannenberg, as well as a lengthy discussion with Karl Barth at a makeshift office in Barth's hospital room. Being in Europe allowed Oden to attend Vatican II as an observer and to get his first taste of ancient Christianity. He traveled with his family in a VW microbus through Turkey, Syria and Israel. But slowly he stopped making left turns. His enthusiasm for pacifism, ecumenism, and the interface between theology and psychotherapy were all ambushed by varied shapes of reality. It was a challenge from a Jewish scholar, his friend and mentor Will Herberg, that precipitated his most dramatic turn -- back to the great minds of ancient Christianity, . Later a meeting with then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Benedict XVI) planted the seeds for what became Oden's highly influential Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Thomas Oden's fascinating memoir walks us through not just his personal history but some of the most memorable chapters in twentieth-century theology."--Inside Cover
Requiem : a lament in three movements by Thomas C Oden( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Requiem: a lament in three movements is a post-liberal critique of the mainline liberal ecclesiastical establishment, especially the theological seminaries and church bureaucracies. Thomas C. Oden identifies the failure of contemporary theological education and its accompanying ideology, maps out the ultra-liberalization of church bureaucracies and special-interest politics, and calls for a return to classical Christian theological roots and categories. Broadly ecumenical in the truest sense of the word, and written from the perspective of a former fellow traveling liberal, Oden's direct, frank, and provocative approach articulates concerns many church people--leaders, pastors, teachers, seminarians, and the faithful in the pews--hold. Requiem promises to be one of the most controversial and important contributions to the debate about the nature and calling of the church in the last half of the last decade of this millennium"--Provided by publisher
 
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Parables of Kierkegaard
Alternative Names
Clark Oden, Thomas 1931-

Oden, Thomas 1931-

Oden, Thomas C. 1931-

Oden, Thomas C. (Thomas Clark), 1931-

Oden, Thomas Clark 1931-

Oden, Tomas K.

Thomas C. Oden American theologian

Thomas C. Oden Amerikaans theoloog

Thomas C. Oden US-amerikanischer methodistischer Theologe der Paleo-Orthodoxie

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MarkFirst and second Timothy and TitusColossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, PhilemonPastoral theology : essentials of ministryExodus, Leviticus, Numbers, DeuteronomyGenesis 12-50The Twelve ProphetsJoshua, Judges, Ruth, 1-2 Samuel