Friday, September 3, 2010

Another hero gone!

One of my favourite theologicans Clark Pinnock has passed away, from Christianity Today, Doug Koop::

Clark H. Pinnock's life journey is over. The influential and often controversial evangelical theologian died unexpectedly August 15 of a heart attack. He was 73. In March, the long-time professor of systematic theology at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, had announced he was withdrawing from public life and revealed that he was battling Alzheimer's disease.

It was a difficult admission for a man whose mercurial mind and openness to the Holy Spirit led him to stake out theological positions that challenged evangelical orthodoxies. Renowned for exploring the frontiers of biblical truth, he was reputed to study carefully, think precisely, argue forcefully, and shift his positions willingly if he discovered a more fruitful pathway of understanding. He said he preferred to be known, "not as one who has the courage of his convictions, but one who has the courage to question them and to change old opinions which need changing."

I'm not surprised he had Alzheimer's, his finding mp3's or any recent information was pretty much zero
Pinnock was always a refreshing read. It was rare that I ever picked up his book and didn't find some amazing truth about God and his ways.

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