Tom Oden on Paleo-Orthodoxy: Interview with Tom Oden

Tuesday, 12 Jun 2007

MR: Summarize for our readers your own movement from liberalism to evangelical Christianity.TO: Once blown by every wind of doctrine and preoccupied with therapeutic fads and the ethos of hypertoleration, I came by grace to grasp the distinctive theological method of orthodoxy. I became fascinated with the hermeneutics of orthodoxy, the dynamics of apostolic tradition transmission, and with the received canons of consensual Christian teaching. Hypertolerationists began to notice that I was suffering fools a little less gladly. Before meeting with the ancient Christian writers, I was seeking to live out my life mostly ...

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