Saturday, May 10, 2014

Maurice Casey - 1942-2014

SAD NEWS: Word today from Paul Middleton on Facebook via James Crossley that Professor Maurice Casey, Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Nottingham University, has passed away. Professor Casey was best known for his work on early Christology, the Son of Man, and the Aramaic background of the Gospels. His Wikipedia page (with his death not yet noted) is here.

He was an invited seminar presenter at my 1998 international conference on the origins of the worship of Jesus. A few Paleojudaica posts interacting with his work are here, here, and here. I have disagreed with him on many things, but he never held back from tackling the difficult and important questions and I always found his ideas stimulating to engage with. Requiescat in pace.