By Thomas H. Olbricht
Thomas H. Olbricht grew up in church buildings of Christ, has taught in different in their universities, and has given non secular lectures on six continents and in such a lot states within the usa. He has met such a lot leaders in church buildings of Christ globally. He has been lively in different spiritual and rhetoric societies and has labored with leaders in most of these corporations to result in alterations during the last sixty years. C. Clifton Black and Duane F. Watson wrote approximately Olbricht, "Tom Olbricht possesses a reminiscence of elephantine proportions. not just does he have at his fingertips the names and areas and dates; higher than so much he is aware how the research of rhetoric has flourished between, whereas cross-pollinating, a number of disciplines within the humanities, classics, English, speech verbal exchange, and religion."
"Tom Olbricht has mentored millions via his lengthy profession as a instructor, author, and church chief and maintains to take action powerfully via this quantity. during this frank and unassuming account, Olbricht presents wealthy insights not just into his personal formation and lifestyles in church buildings of Christ, but additionally into the advanced improvement of that physique within the 20th century. Olbricht's titanic impact on theological schooling in church buildings of Christ makes his tale an essential source for realizing the improvement of this crucial American, and now worldwide, spiritual movement."
--Douglas A. Foster
Professor of Church historical past and Director, heart for recovery Studies
Abilene Christian University
"Olbricht travels a course from his adolescence to the current. His own reflections with superb element weave jointly his commitment to scholarship and the church. alongside the trail one hears approximately his conferences, own and highbrow, with major twentieth-century New testomony students and leaders in his spiritual culture. His strategies exemplify the type, lively, and concentrated gentleman we all have come to understand. His autobiography isn't an exposé yet a considerate, respectful adventure."
Executive Director Emeritus, Society of Biblical Literature
Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Mystic, Connecticut
"As a fellow Southwest Missourian, fellow Harding college and kingdom collage of Iowa alumnus, and longtime colleague at Pepperdine collage, i locate Tom Olbricht's account of his own trip immensely exciting and enlightening. yet even those that have traveled very various paths will locate that this can be a trip that either amazes and conjures up. such a lot of locations . . . such a lot of humans . . . such fidelity of dedication to his Church and his profession!"
--John F. Wilson
Dean Emeritus of Seaver College
"Tom Olbricht has taught numerous generations of scholars, church individuals, and co-workers that the simplest antidote to non secular lethargy is highbrow intensity; that it's not shameful to understand extra; that the higher disgrace is to grasp much less; and the best disgrace of all is to understand extra and love much less; that very important religion makes us probe the secret of God extra deeply; it makes us imagine tougher, argue higher, and write extra clearly."
Charles Howard Candler Professor of latest Testament
Candler institution of Theology, Emory University
Thomas H. Olbricht is unusual Professor Emeritus of faith, Pepperdine college. He has taught on the collage of Dubuque, Pennsylvania nation college, Abilene Christian college, and Pepperdine. He has written or edited twenty-two books and has released over 100 essays in books on bible study, rhetorical research of the Scriptures, and church background. He has lectured on six continents and in lots of the fifty states. He lives in retirement in South Berwick, Maine.