C.K Barrett

September 13, 2011

For some reason, I only learned today about the recent passing away of New Testament scholar C.K Barrett.  I enjoyed reading the Telegraph’s obituary to him. This was an intriguing paragraph:

Barrett never forgot that he was first and foremost a Methodist minister. He exercised a gentle and sensitive pastoral ministry, and remained a regular and engaging preacher in the Durham Methodist circuit into his nineties.

And this one:

That he managed to combine ministry and academia was testament to his great energy. After finishing his circuit duties at 10pm, he set aside four hours each day to pursue his New Testament research, retiring only at 2am.

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