On the Way to the Cross: 40 Days with the Church Fathers

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This unique devotional by Thomas C. Oden and Joel Elowsky and edited by Cindy Crosby offers forty days of devotional comments from the church fathers about the Gospel of John. Based on the daily Gospel reading cycle from the Book of Common Prayer and written in a brief daily format, this is a perfect resource for Lenten use!

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Thomas C. Oden (PhD, Yale University), is 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 is the director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University in Pennsylvania and he formerly served as the Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Oden is active in the Confessing Movement in America, particularly within the United Methodist Church and is president of The Institute for Classical Christian Studies. He suggests that Christians need to rely upon the wisdom of the historical Church, particularly the early Church, rather than on modern scholarship and theology and 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."

The Rev. Dr. Joel C. Elowsky (PhD, Drew University) is associate professor of historical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. He has served as the operations manager for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and has edited the two volumes on John's Gospel in that series. He is the volume editor for We Believe in the Holy Spirit in the Ancient Christian Doctrine series and has edited volumes on Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria in the Ancient Christian Texts series.

Cindy Crosby is a speaker and author of five books, including By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer. She is a contributor to the book, Creation Care, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Books & Culture, Mars Hill Review and Publishers Weekly.

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"While designed for use during Lent, On the Way to the Cross provides valuable material for devotions any time of the year. Highly recommended for church libraries." (Carolyn Egolf, Congregational Libraries Today, Vol. XLVII, No. 1)

"Oden . . . and Elowsky have written a reliable guide for prayer in the ancient way of the church fathers." (Roy W. Howard, The Presbyterian Outlook, February 6, 2012)

"The reflections of the Church Fatthers are surprisingly relevant to life in our contemporary world. The insights are profound and can serve as motivation for additional thought, prayer, and meditation." (John Bernstein, CBA Retailers + Resources, December 2011)

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