Death of C. K. Barrett

This news from Jimmy Dunn, via Steve Walton

You will be saddened to hear that Kingsley Barrett, my predecessor, died last night (6.30 pm, 26.08.11) – aged 94. He was the greatest UK commentator on NT texts since J. B. Lightfoot, and much loved by a wide range of Methodist chapels to which he ministered for about 60 years. He will be much missed, but his commentaries will live on for many years, providing information and insight to future generations of students of the NT.

This is sad news. Barrett's commentary on John was one of the first books I bought on entering Bristol Baptist College in 1986 (see Jim's post here for a characteristically elegaic meditation on the importance of this work). I still remember carrying it back from the SPCK bookshop on Park Street along with a copy of Kümmel's NT Introduction.