Journal of Discipliana

Document Type

Book Review


A review of Douglas A. Foster's A Life of Alexander Campbell by Thomas H. Olbricht.

Author Bio

Thomas (Tom) H. Olbricht, 90, of Exeter, NH, passed away Friday August 21, 2020. He was born in Thayer, MO on November 3, 1929, a son of the late Benjamin and Agnes (Taylor) Olbricht. Tom received numerous degrees including a Master’s Degree in 1953 and Ph.D in 1959 from the University of Iowa and a Theology Degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1962. Tom retired as a distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion at Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA where he later received an honorary Doctorate in 2011. His teaching career spanned over 50 years and led him across the country where he taught at Harding University, University of Dubuque, Penn State University, Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas and Pepperdine University. Tom was involved with a mentoring program in Russia. He was the founder of the Christian Scholars Conference held annually at Lipscomb University which was later renamed in his honor as the Thomas H. Olbricht Christian Scholars Conference. He also wrote, edited or contributed to numerous scholarly articles and books.