The Passing of C.K. Barrett

My doctoral supervisor, James D.G. Dunn, posted this on FB:

Hi everyone. You will be saddened to hear that Kingsley Barrett, my predecessor, died last night (6.30 pm, 26.08.11) – aged 94. He was the greatest UK commentator on NT texts since J. B. Lightfoot, and much loved by a wide range of Methodist chapels to which he ministered for about 60 years. He will be much missed, but his commentaries will live on for many years, providing information and insight to future generations of students of the NT.

Barrett was a Titan among NT scholars, and not one tempted to the newest trends or methods. He stuck to the texts, he carried on with determined courage, and he produced for us some commentaries — on John and 1-2 Corinthians in particular — that will be used for generations.

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