Donald G. Bloesch (1928-2010)

Donald Bloesch, professor emeritus at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary and a longtime conservative voice for renewal in the United Church of Christ, passed away on Tuesday. Bloesch had been influential evangelical voice for over 40 years through a wide range of writings, but particular his Essentials of Evangelical Theology and Christian Foundations series.

I first encountered Bloesch during my seminary years, and he quickly became one of my favorite evangelical theologians. I appreciated his careful thinking, his critical engagement with a wide range of biblical scholars and theologians, and his evangelical appropriation of Karl Barth’s theology. In many ways, he modeled how a committed evangelical can and should engage a broad range of theological voices. I’m sure that I’m not alone in saying that his contributions have been greatly appreciated and his voice will be missed.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on August 27, 2010, in Misc and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. This is indeed a sad loss – he was a good scholar/theologian. i enjoyed reading his boo Jesus Christ Savior and Lord.

  2. Thanks for this, Marc.

    I started reading his Essentials of Evangelical Theology but didn’t finish it. I hope to someday.

  3. Thank’s for posting this… so sad to hear but he lived to a ripe old age.

  4. He was a throw-back to another careful generation of NT scholarship. He shall be missed…RIP!

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