Tuesday, December 07, 2010

John Bowden

I was sorry to read today on the T & T Clark Blog and Jim West's blog of the death of John Bowden.  I used to meet John from time to time in Birmingham when he was a tireless worker for SCM Press and his authors.  The chances are that even if you had not realized, you have read a Bowden translation -- Martin Hengel, Gerd Lüdemann, Hans Küng, Gerd Theissen, -- all these were his authors.  Sometimes his translation and publication work was so speedy that he would get the SCM edition of a book out more quickly than the Germans managed!  It's a great loss.

1 comment:

Charles said...

Remembering our chat yesterday, I decided to look again at Schnelle's, "Apostle Paul," and found that the translator was not John Bowden, as I previously thought, but actually M. Eugene Boring.

- CJ