Monday, June 25, 2007

Brevard Childs...

Brevard Childs died on Saturday. For those of you who don't know of him, he was one of the great biblical scholars of the 20th century. He was a pioneer in the fields of Biblical Theology and Canonical Criticism and a long-time professor at Yale Divinity School. You can find the full obituary here. May his memory be for a blessing.


Jon, Angie, Elijah & Brady said...

i hadn't heard. i didn't really know all that well who he was until this year. he'll be missed, i've appreciated what i've read of him.

one of my profs recently picked up a german edition of Barth's Church Dogmatics which was signed from Karl Barth to Brevard Childs. It was really cool to look at. I guess Childs recently gutted his library.

He doesn't need it now.

Colin Toffelmire said...

Wow! That book is a serious find. Childs did his doctoral work at the University of Basel and was a student and friend of Barth. Man, I can't even imagine having such a wonderful treasure in my library. The German edition I suspect? Very cool.