Tuesday, November 24, 2009

In Memoriam: Claude Welch

I've just learned that Claude Welch passed away on November 6th. Welch was an exceptional historian of Protestant thought, as well as a translator of Dorner and other 19th century theologians. He also contributed significantly to the development of religious studies in the United States in the second half of the twentieth century; the 1970 Welch Report was an important contribution to the growth in respectability of religious studies as a field. The Graduate Theological Union has a memorial notice for him here.

1 comment:

  1. Evan. Thanks for drawing our attention to this news. Professor Welch's work, particularly his two volume Protestant Thought in the Nineteenth Century, was very helpful for me in my doctoral work.