C. K. Barrett, 1917-2011

I learned a few days ago from my colleagues that C. K. Barrett passed away on August 26, 2011 at the age of 94. Barrett was a British Methodist scholar who over the course of his career devoted a great deal of his scholarly energy to commentaries on the New Testament text. His commentaries on Acts and John are highly regarded and well known, but he also produced helpful works on Romans, 2 Corinthians, and a variety of other topics. Although I do not agree with him on many of his conclusions, his arguments were always sharp and his method well executed. Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of his life and service!