R.I.P. Robert Webber

I just learned, after reading it in passing on subrationedei’s blog, that Robert Webber died in 2007. In 2000, I read Ancient-Future Faith and was quite convinced by him and his emphasis on liturgy and creeds. I then moved right away from this in the direction of house church. (Yet my house church used the lectionary and sometimes liturgical elements.)

Christianity Today has an obituary: http://www.ctlibrary.com/44490.

(The thing I remember most from Ancient-Future Faith was him saying how he teases some of his more conservatively evangelical students, telling them that anyone would think the Bible itself came to Earth to die for their sins and was brought to life again. I also remember that his father-in-law was Harold Lindsell (1912-1998), author of the fundamentalist tome Battle for the Bible. I always thought they would have some fascinating family gatherings!)

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One thought on “R.I.P. Robert Webber

  1. Robert Webber will be sorely missed. From a personal standpoint, few writers impacted my worldview as much as he did.

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