Willson-Addis Lecture Features Oden at Baylor's Truett Feb. 5

Jan. 23, 1997

by Brenda Tacker

Dr. Thomas C. Oden will be the featured speaker for the Willson-Addis Endowed Lectures on Applied Christianity scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

The lecture, "Recovery of Classical Christianity and the Practice of Ministry," will be presented in the chapel of the First Baptist Church of Waco, 500 Webster. A reception will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 in the church's parlor.

Oden, who is recognized as one of the top scholars in the field of theology, is the Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology and Ethics at The Theological School and The Graduate School of Drew University, Madison, N.J. He has written numerous books, chapters and articles and has served as an editor and translator for many works. He holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Yale University and Asbury College.

The annual Willson-Addis Lectures were established by a gift from the late Mr. and Mrs. James McCorry Willson of Floydada, Texas, in 1964. The Willsons were active Methodist laypersons, involved in many areas of denominational, educational and social service. The lectures were named in honor of the couple's daughter, Ora Eugenia Willson Addis.

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