Tuesday, December 07, 2010
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.