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Corrective Love: The Power of Communion Discipline (Concordia Scholarship Today) [Paperback]

Corrective Love: The Power of Communion Discipline (Concordia Scholarship Today) [Paperback]

By Thomas C. Oden (Author)
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Pages   223
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.06" Width: 6.16" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.81 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 1995
Publisher   Concordia Publishing House
ISBN  0570048036  
EAN  9780570048039  

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Oden helps the church restore discipline and moral seriousness into its practice of love and forgiveness. His corrective is a return to the teaching of Scripture as understood by long-neglected patristic pastoral tradition.

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An examination of how the church should function using ecclesiastical tough love.

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Thomas C. Oden Thomas C. Oden (PhD, Yale) is Director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania and Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology and Ethics at Drew University. He is an ordained Methodist minister and the author of many books, including The Rebirth of Orthodoxy: Signs of New Life in Christianity, How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity, Doctrinal Standards in the Wesleyan Tradition, and Classic Christianity. Dr. Oden is also the general editor for the widely-used Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series.

Born Thomas Clark Oden (October 21, 1931) he is most reknown for his work as an American United Methodist theologian and religious author. He was born in Altus, Oklahoma. He has a B.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma (1953), a B.D from Southern Methodist University (1956), an M.A. from Yale University (1958), and a Ph.D. from Yale University (1960).

Oden is best known as a proponent of paleo-orthodoxy, an approach to theology that often relies on patristic sources. He has published a series of books that he says are tools for promoting "classical Christianity." Oden suggests that Christians need to rely upon the wisdom of the historical Church, particularly the early Church, rather than on modern scholarship and theology, which is often, in his view, tainted by political agendas.

He has written, "The term paleo-orthodoxy is employed to make clear that we are not talking about neo-orthodoxy. Paleo- becomes a necessary prefix only because the term orthodoxy has been preempted and to some degree tarnished by the modern tradition of neo-orthodoxy" (Requiem, p. 130). Oden says his mission is "to begin to prepare the postmodern Christian community for its third millennium by returning again to the careful study and respectful following of the central tradition of classical Christianity" (After Modernity...What?, p. 34). Oden is also active in the Confessing Movement in America, particularly within the United Methodist Church. He serves on the board of the Institute on Religion and Democracy.

Thomas C. Oden has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching

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