Monday, August 30, 2010

Fr Larry Boadt CSP RIP

Anyone who has ever studied Old Testment in Maynooth or attended one of my intro classes has a well thumbed copy of Reading the Old Testament:

And if it has been used as much as my copy (covered in post its and pink highlighter and the reminder of many a cramming session for my class tests in first year) will be sad to learn of the death of its author Fr Lawerence (Larry) Boadt, CSP on July 24th. The Paulist website has an excellent account of his life and works. The New York Times also has a good article. 

The last time I heard Fr Boadt speak was at the SBL International meeting in Rome in July 2009-he gave a talk at the opening session on the importance of the PIB for Roman Catholic biblical scholarship. His teaching and love of the Bible will certainly continue for generations.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

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