Monday, August 03, 2009

Paul Hollenbach

I was sorry to read about the death of Paul Hollenbach at the weekend (Controversial Theologian Pushed for Critical Study of the Bible). Hollenbach (83) taught at Iowa State University's dept of Religious Studies and published several articles on the New Testament including "Social Aspects of John the Baptizer's Preaching Mission in the Context of Palestinian Judaism" in ANRW (1979) and "Jesus, Demoniacs, and Public Authorities: A Socio-Historical Study" (Journal of the American Academicy of Religion 49/4 (Dec. 1981): 567-88 and "The Historical Jesus Question in North America today" in Biblical Theology Bulletin 18 (1988): 11-22.


Rachel10 said...

Mark, Thank you for thinking of my father - I loved him dearly, and also talked through his ideas with him as he went through his intellectual life process. I am gathering any thoughts and memories any of his colleagues and experts in the field had regarding him. I hope to compile a small volume to remember him by. Please pass this along to others you may know... Thank you so much!, Ruth Hollenbach, daughter.

Mark Goodacre said...

Thanks, Rachel. I was sorry to hear of the death of your father and really pleased to hear about your plan to compile a volume. Best wishes, Mark

Rachel10 said...

Mark, I'll keep you updated.
Ruth Hollenbach