Martin Hengel, Gentleman and Scholar, dies aged 82

Professor Martin HengelThe Daily Telegraph carries the obituary of the Professor Martin Hengel who died aged 82 on the 2nd of July 2009. I particularly liked this paragraph:

Yet although Hengel was responsible for a radically different approach to the New Testament, his conclusions were always comparatively conservative and reassuring to evangelicals and others seeking confirmation of their Christian beliefs. His criticism of those attempting to apply modern methods of literary criticism to the Bible were often scathing, and he remained firmly in the faith of Lutheran pietism.

 

You can read the obituary in full here.