Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Krister Stendahl and David Noel Freedman

It is with sadness that I pass on the news making the round of blogs and e-lists that Krister Stendahl has passed away. I have to say that he was influential on my own fledgling biblical theology career way back in the day. I even met him once at a rather intimate gathering where he presented a paper and had a q and a session and he allowed me a few moments afterward to ask questions privately. I doubt he remembered, why would he?, but I do. That's a teacher! An obituary

Edit: Also, I've been informed that David Noel Freemdan has also passed away. Hard to stand on the shoulders of giants when the giants keep dieing out from under one. May they rest in peace. Update: Today's LA Times has an obituary: http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-freedman17apr17,1,3210473.story

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Here is a post with links to a couple of obits to Krister Stendahl from the Episcopal Cafe:

http://www.episcopalcafe.com/lead/people/krister_stendahl_april_15_2008.html

theswain said...

Thanks much Michelle!

Alex said...

Wow! I didn't know that. You know, "The Apostle Paul and the Introspective Conscience of the West" changed so much of my thinking. He was one of the forerunners of the New Perspective. Thanks for the news.