The consensual roots of Christianity found in the common understanding of the faith among the early church fathers is the foundation on which the church can and should build in the twenty-first century. The eighteen essays found in this volume span theological and ecclesiastical perspectives that emphasize what the various Christian traditions hold in common. They apply this shared heritage to a wide range of topics-from worship and theology to ethics and history and more-that point the way for the people of God in the decades ahead. This book is created in honor of Thomas Oden, who has done much in recent decades to promote these ideas. Here is a volume that will set a course needed for succeeding generations to restore and renew a living orthodoxy.