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Roger Nicole (1915-2010)

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Justin Taylor gives us the news that Roger Nicole has gone home to be with Jesus:

December 10, 2010, was the 95th birthday of Roger Nicole, the great Reformed-Baptist theologian.

This evening was his homegoing to be with his Lord. He has completed his earthly race. Having fought the good fight of faith, he entered into the joy of his Master. And undoubtedly he heard the words we all long to hear: “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

I came very late to Nicole, reading a festschrift in his honour, The Glory of the Atonement. Since then I have tried to get hold of other things by Nicole, and Justin’s brief biographical sketch contains a helpful list of resources, many of them linked. Subsequently discovering that I could not agree with every element of his theology did not stop me appreciating his clarity, force and insight on several key issues, and his penetrating understanding as a whole.

UPDATE: Mark Dever has a delightful series of reminiscences of Nicole here. It is well worth reading.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Tuesday 14 December 2010 at 09:24

Posted in Obituaries

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