Turning Hearts to the Fathers

A Conversation With Thomas C. Oden

Part one of two parts by Kenneth Tanner

Thomas C. Oden is Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at the Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and an ordained United Methodist minister. In the early 1970s, this son of the liberal Protestant tradition discovered the ancient Christian writers, an encounter that reversed his theological vision. Since then he has determined to play a part in faithfully passing on the living Tradition of the Church through his ministry of writing.

Interview

Kenneth Tanner: You were a son of the liberal mainline Protestant tradition, a self-described “movement” . . .

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