Monday, May 12, 2014
RIP Maurice Casey—Chris Keith
Last weekend James Crossley shared the sad news that Maurice Casey has passed away. Dominic Mattos at T&T Clark/Bloomsbury has now shared some thoughts on the T&T Clark blog as well. I never met Maurice, and the first I ever heard of him was in graduate school. It was the first time I heard the story of the dinner at the St Andrews early Christian monotheism conference, where Larry Hurtado toasted to "an early high Christology," James Dunn toasted to "a high Christology," and Maurice, not to be outdone, toasted to "a Christology." From the stories I hear, I am clearly the poorer for not knowing Maurice personally. As a scholar, Maurice moved the needle on issues and often set the agenda. I'm thinking here especially of his work on the Son of Man problem and his massive Jesus of Nazareth. This is a sad loss and I'm grateful for his contributions. If any readers of the Jesus Blog have good Maurice Casey stories to tell, please do so in the comments and let us honor his life and work.