Monday, July 09, 2007

Harold O. J. Brown (1933-2007)

RTS: "Dr.Brown went home to be with the Lord, Sunday evening, July 8, 2007 at 8:25 pm, passing peacefully and surrounded by family members and close friends." Care Net: "Dr. Harold O.J. Brown, respected academic, one of the earliest leaders of the American pro-life movement, and author of over 9 books, died July 8, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 74."

Care Net issued a press release:
Leaders of Care Net, an organization that supports a network of 1,090 pregnancy centers in North America, commented today on the passing of the organization's founder, Dr. Harold O.J. Brown on Sunday, July 8, 2007.

“It is with sad but joyful hearts that we reflect on the passing of Dr. Harold O.J. Brown,” said Care Net President Kurt Entsminger. “By founding Care Net in 1975, originally Christian Action Council, Dr. Brown was instrumental in touching the lives of millions of women facing crisis pregnancies with the compassion of Christ.”

Melinda Delahoyde, Board Chair Emeritus for Care Net, and who was mentored by Dr. Brown at Trinity Divinity School, said “We are losing a great heart and a great mind. Dr. Brown had a unique ability to not only articulate the principles of western civilization but also to translate them into compassionate and caring action.”

Read the whole thing, which includes a biographical sketch.

Update: CT has an overview of his life and work, along with links to a number of his articles.