Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Leon Morris has died

Justin Taylor notes that:
New Testament scholar Leon Morris died on Monday afternoon in Melbourne after hip surgery, aged 92. His funeral will be at Holy Trinity Doncaster, Melbourne, on July 31 at 10.30 am.

The following is from his Wikipedia entry:
"Leon Morris (1914—2006) was a New Testament scholar. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England on the subject which became his first major book, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross. He served as Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge (1960-64); Principal (university) of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia (where they have named a library in his honour); and Visiting Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

"He has published several theological works and commentaries on the Bible, notable among which are The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross, The Atonement: Its Meaning and Significance, New Testament Theology, and The Gospel According to John (part of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series)."

note: because wikipedia is an open source encyclopedia and article are generally editable at any time, its articles can sometimes be unreliable.
I am among those who has been greatly blessed by the scholarship of Morris. He will have a lasting legacy for generations to come. His Apostolic Preaching of the Cross is one of the classics.

Thank God for faithful scholars who also lived a vibrant life of faith.

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