The Very Rev Professor Geoffrey W. Bromiley (1915-2009)

I was saddened to hear today of the death of Geoffrey Bromiley on 7th August. Amongst his numerous works he will probably be best remembered for his translations of significant German language works, such as Kittel’s Theological Dictionary of the New Testament and Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics. He also edited the revised International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. Among the 10 books he himself wrote I have particularly valued his Historical Theology: An Introduction.


I wrote to Professor Bromiley a couple of years ago and obtained his permission to place online all his articles from Evangelical Quarterly which should start to appear on my websites in the next few months.


You can find a bibliography of some of his works here. Fuller Theological Seminary has an obitiary here, T & T Clark (who published many of his books) here. Ben Myers has a blog entry here, as does Michael L. Westmoreland-White here and David Guretzki here,

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.