Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Death of Daniel Goodman

I was very sorry to hear tonight of the death of Daniel Goodman, Bob D. Shepherd Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Gardner-Webb University, aged 40. The Star (Cleveland, NC) has a tribute:

GWU professor remembered
Rebecca Clark
BOILING SPRINGS - Students, friends and co-workers remember Dr. Daniel Goodman as having a passion for learning, people and scriptures. The Gardner-Webb University campus was saddened Tuesday to learn of the unexpected death of the Divinity School professor . . . .

. . . . Goodman, 40, was professor and Bob D. Shepherd Chair of New Testament Interpretation and was part of the GWU faculty since 2003.
Gardner Webb University has also published a short tribute:

Gardner-Webb University Saddened by Sudden Death of Faculty Member
Dr. Dan Goodman of the School of Divinity Died Unexpectedly Today

There are blog tributes at Baptist Spirituality and elsewhere, with more to come, no doubt, over the next few days. I don't think I ever met Daniel, but I valued his contributions to NT scholarship (including a review of one of my books) and enjoyed corresponding with him. Our thoughts are with Daniel's family, friends and colleagues at this sad and difficult time.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I was shocked to learn of Dan's passing. I was last with him this past summer. We were grad students together at the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations at Cambridge. We were both in our second and last year of the program. He was a very bright man and yet humble, kind and easy to talk with. He will be sorely missed. My prayers and thoughts are with his wife and two boys. It is indeed a sad day.

Tom Maiello
Dean of Admissions
Evangelical Theological Seminary