Monday, June 23, 2008

Henry Chadwick (1920-2008)

Carl Trueman points out that church historian Henry Chadwick died last week. The Guardian published an obituary by Rowan Williams. The NYT obit includes this memorable quote:
His most quoted line, spoken during a debate at the Anglicans’ General Synod in 1988, summarizes his own life’s work of finding answers in history. Professor Chadwick said, “Nothing is sadder than someone who has lost his memory, and the church which has lost its memory is in the same state of senility.”