Warr Acres, Oklahoma

Oct 21, 1931 – Dec 8, 2016

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To the family of Dear Thomas Oden, I learned today of your Father, your loved one's death. It itself has caused a tremendous sense of loss for me. I immediately lamented, ran and explained to my wife of this news. For years now as a young African American preacher, with absolutely no formal Christian education, in fact with no post secondary education, I relied on the insightful wisdom of Professor. Dr. Oden. I came up in a church for 30 years where my former Pastor had no formal education,...

We had just finished reading A Change of Heart and I went to look for a photo to include in the pastoral care subject I am preparing for Melbourne School of Theology, when I discovered that Dr. Oden had died in December. My husband and I feel like we have lost a friend and valuable mentor even though we have only met him through his work, which we are exploring, and his amazing story. Thank you, all of his beloved family and friends, for the influence and care that you extended to so...

Dear Dr. Oden's family, I send my condolences to you at the same time I nurse my sorrow at Dr. Oden's passage into the next life. He played a monumental role in my, and my wife's, life.

As a Ph.D. candidate at Drew University, 1980 to 1986, Professor Oden became my spiritual father and mentor, 30 years ahead of me in wisdom, kindness, and counsel. I worked as his graduate student assistant, spending endless hours together with him working on his books during those years. We often...

Dear Dr. Oden extended family,

I first met Dr. Oden at Drew University. He became my Ph.D. dissertation adviser. Dr. Oden has had profound influence on my life through personal interaction and writings. My name appears in some of his published writings as he honored me as one of those who contributed to his writing endeavors. I deeply cherish my memories of our times together--I am so saddened to learn of his recent passing. My our blessed Lord Jesus Christ continue to sustain the...

Truly one of the most outstanding Christian leaders and authors of our times. We will miss him so much in what he has provided us in his books and articles over the years. Encourage you to read "Change pf Heart," which was one of his last books This puts his life in perspective which all will understand.
From a former Altus High School graduate of 1949 Lt. Gen. Jerry Max Bunyard.


THOMAS's Obituaries

October 21, 1931 - December 8, 2016 OKLAHOMA CITY Thomas C. Oden Sr. of Oklahoma City passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the age of 85. He is survived by his son Edward and daughter Laura, daughter-in-law Jeanne, grandchildren Kelly, Lily, Chloe, Amy, Cory...

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