Ancient Christian Doctrine Series

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series

Edited by Thomas C. Oden

This exciting five-volume series follows up on the acclaimed Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture to provide patristic commentary on the Nicene Creed. The series renders primary Greek, Latin, Coptic and Syriac source material from the church fathers in lucid English translation (some here for the first time) and gives readers unparalleled insight into the history and substance of what the early church believed. Including biographical sketches, a timeline of ancient Christian sources, indexes, bibliographies and keys to original language sources as well as the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed in Greek, Latin and English (ICET version), this series illuminates key theological essentials in the light of classic and consensual Christian faith and makes an excellent resource for preaching and teaching.

Ancient Christian Doctrine Series
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  • Length: 5 volumes
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-2530-1
  • Item Code: 2530

"As a professor of systematic theology I often seek to connect the teaching of the current church to the teaching of the church fathers. Tom Oden has done us all a great service in giving us the Ancient Christian Doctrine series, a wonderful sequel to the very successful Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. The current interest in the church fathers is a positive sign for me that many contemporary believers recognize that we must not be isolated in the twenty-first century from the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 3), a faith that the fathers of the church sought to preserve and promulgate."

H. Wayne House, Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Faith Evangelical Seminary, Tacoma, Washington

"The Ancient Christian Doctrine series allows us to think with the church about the deepest issues of the Christian faith. Tom Oden and his colleagues have done a superb job in leading us to the wellspring of Christian wisdom in these classic expositions of the evangelical and apostolic tradition. A treasury of learning and faith for all followers of Jesus today."

Timothy George, Founding Dean of Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, and General Editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture
Edited by Gerald L. Bray
Edited by John Anthony McGuckin
Edited by Mark J. Edwards
Edited by Joel C. Elowsky

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Thomas C. Oden (1931–2016), was the general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and the Ancient Christian Doctrine series as well as the author of Classic Christianity, a revision of his three-volume systematic theology. He was the director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University in Pennsylvania and he served as the Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

Oden was active in the Confessing Movement in America, particularly within the United Methodist Church and was president of The Institute for Classical Christian Studies. He suggested that Christians need to rely upon the wisdom of the historical Church, particularly the early Church, rather than on modern scholarship and theology and said his mission was "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."

Read an interview with Tom conducted by IVP Senior Editor Dan Reid.

Find out about Tom Oden's work with the Center for Early African Christianity.

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