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24129Re: [XTalk] Bob Schacht

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  • Jeff Peterson
    Jan 1, 2013
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      I will miss interacting with Bob. His posts were always thoughtful and
      raised good questions, and he struck me as one of the folks you meet on the
      Internet you wish you could have gotten to know in person. RIP.

      Jeff Peterson

      On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 10:47 AM, Stephen Carlson <stemmatic@...>wrote:

      > This is very sad news, but thanks for sharing it. I can't believe how long
      > its been since we all got together on the original mailing list and his
      > presence was one of the reasons why it was so edifying. I will miss him
      > very much, treasuring the one time we had lunch together in the flesh.
      >
      > Stephen
      >
      > On Tue, Jan 1, 2013 at 4:37 PM, William Arnal <warnal@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi everyone (cross posted to crosstalk and gthomas):
      > >
      > > I hate to begin your year with bad news, but I discovered last night that
      > > our very own Bob Schacht has passed away. I do not know the precise
      > > details, but my impression is that it was at home, and relatively sudden.
      > >
      > > I think this is a great loss to all of us. Bob has been a HUGE on-line
      > > presence since the very beginning of crosstalk -- which means some of us
      > > have been talking to him about Christian origins for almost twenty years.
      > > Always civil, clear, on point, and firm in his arguments, and
      > indefatigable
      > > in his commitment to conversation on these lists. I do not think I ever
      > met
      > > Bob face to face in all this time, so for me, at least, this has been a
      > > relationship undertaken completely on-line, first via email lists, then
      > > facebook as well. Yet I find myself feeling like Bob was a friend of
      > > long-standing and substance, and I think my life, at least, is and will
      > be
      > > diminished by his absence.
      > >
      > > best regards, all,
      > > Bill
      > > ______________________
      > > William Arnal
      > > University of Regina
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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      > --
      > Stephen C. Carlson, Ph.D. (Duke)
      > Post-Doctoral Fellow, Theology, Uppsala
      >
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