Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Thomas Oden: on The Vault of Christian Antiquity

Every generation of believers has access to the vast store of practical wisdom bequeathed by Christian antiquity. Each generation is called freely to enter the vault and simply listen. Some have the duty to protect that vault and transmit its wisdom to future ages with fresh insights into its unchanging power. Many in my generation were refusing to enter the vault and some tried to burn it down, but it survived the fires of modernity as it had survived so many times before. (Thomas C. Oden, A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir, pp. 150-1)

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