Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The Death of Charles Moule

I think that the history of British NT scholarship in the twentieth century could be said to revolve around three guys named "Chuck" (Charles Kingsley Barrett, Charles Haddon Dodd, and Charles Moule). Alas, I have just learnt today the sad news that Charles Moule has passed away. Only yesterday I was reading Moule's sober and succint work, The Origins of Christology (Moule believed in a messianic Jesus!). See the Obituaries here:

The Reverend Professor CFD Moule

The Rev Professor C. F. D. Moule

I remember hearing D.A. Carson talk with great respect and affection about Charles Moule. Carson tells the funny story about how Moule was asking him what he thought about the pistis christou debate. After some discussion Moule turned around and said, "It really is a load of rubbish isn't it!" Carson then sent Moule some articles to read in order to help him, "keep his disgust fresh" as Carson put it.

HT: Jim West

1 comment:

Jim said...

He was a great scholar. And I think you're right about British NT scholarship- with the notable exception of one George Beasley-Murray.