RIP, Robert Farrar Capon

RIP, Robert Farrar Capon September 6, 2013

Today I got the sad news that Fr. Robert Farrar Capon, the theologian and writer (most famously of The Supper of the Lamb), has died.

The Supper of the Lamb is the book that has most influenced my own work, as a writer and teacher (and cook!). It is, simply, the most wonderful food-related and possibly theology-related book I’ve ever read.

But instead of my rhapsodizing, I give you some links to check out:

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  • bishopkenneth

    One of the most influential men in my life (for better or worse, depending on whom you ask). This saddens me so much. God bless and welcome you, Fr. Robert.

  • David Zampino

    May he rest in peace. He will be greatly missed.

  • Brenton Loubser

    A life leaving behind a sweet aftertaste to guide me on my journey home…

  • Michael Ostrom

    Brought great imagination to biblical interpretation.

  • stbenedictstable

    His influence on me was huge, both personally and intellectually. I was fortunate twice to be able to spend a couple of days with he and his wife on Shelter Island: once in 2000, and again in 2004. The visit in 2000 produced some decent audio, which I’m happy to share:
    Jamie Howison