By Thomas C. Oden
2014 top Theological Memoir from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore
How did one of many 20th century's so much celebrated liberals have one of these dramatic switch of middle?
After becoming up within the middle of rural Methodism in Oklahoma, Thomas Oden came across Marx, Nietzsche and Freud storming into his mind's eye. He joined the post-World conflict II pacifist circulate and have become enamored with each element of the Fifties' ecumenical scholar Christian circulation. Ten years sooner than America's access into the Vietnam struggle he famous Ho Chi Min as an agrarian patriot. For Oden, each flip used to be a left turn.
At Yale he earned his PhD lower than H. Richard Niebuhr and later met with probably the most bold minds of the era―enjoying conversations with Gadamer, Bultmann and Pannenberg in addition to a long dialogue with Karl Barth at a makeshift workplace in his health facility room. whereas touring along with his relatives via Turkey, Syria and Israel, he attended Vatican II as an observer and bought his first style of old Christianity. And slowly, he stopped making left turns.
Oden's enthusiasms for pacifism, ecumenism and the interface among theology and psychotherapy have been ambushed by means of assorted shapes of fact. but it used to be a problem from a Jewish student, his pal and mentor Will Herberg, that caused his such a lot dramatic turn―back to the good minds of old Christianity. Later a gathering with then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (later Benedict XVI) planted the seeds for what turned Odens hugely influential Ancient Christian remark on Scripture. This interesting memoir walks us via not just his own historical past yet probably the most memorable chapters in twentieth-century theology.
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A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir by Thomas C. Oden