[John_Lit] Re: REBrown
- At 05:42 PM 3/29/00 +0100, you wrote:
>I've been meaning to ask this for a while. When I came back to the study ofHe was a wonderful soul. I was at the CBA meeting in Scranton the very day
>4G after many years away, I was saddened to hear about the death of Raymond
>Brown. I once attended his road show. It was a week with the Gospel and
>Letters, and morning, noon, and evening, from Monday to Friday, he sat on
>the edge of a table and talked about the Johannine Corpus. I sat as near to
>the front as the throng of nuns would allow. He was brilliant. This was in
>London in September 1984. Some of you knew him well. Was his death sudden,
>or had he been ill? Any thoughts about him?
he died- and it is not too much to say that the whole lot of us were stunned
and saddened and immediately sought some way of properly memorializing him.
The world lost a great scholar and we all lost a shining example of how
scholarship could and should be done.
Jim West, ThD
I teach at Fuller Northern California which is situation in St. Patrick's
Seminary in Menlo Park, CA, where Prof. Brown retired in the late 80's or early
90's. He continued to write and teach there, and died I believe in the summer
of 98. As I remember from the story as told to me there at St. Patrick's, he
died in his sleep. His picture graces the seminary as you enter its halls. I
met him in Oakland in 1993 where he was giving just such a lecture. Brilliant
is an understatement. FYI. There was a memorial for scholars at SBL in
Orlando in 1998.
Gary D. Salyer