Relive the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord through ancient eyes. On the Way to the Cross
, drawn from the highly regarded Ancient Christian Commentary, these passages by noted church fathers are taken from commentaries and meditations on the Gospel of John. Based on the reading cycle in the Book of Common Prayer
- Draws from the very popular Ancient Christian Commentaries
- Includes excerpts from the teachings of the Church Fathers
- Organized in a brief daily format
- Covers key passages from throughout the book of John
- Includes a weekly Collect and Confession from the Book of Common Prayer
- Makes a wonderful Lenten devotional resources
- Includes prayers from the Church Fathers and early devotional books
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!
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 , 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 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 She is a contributor to the book, , and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including and
"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."
"Oden . . . and Elowsky have written a reliable guide for prayer in the ancient way of the church fathers."
"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."
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