Walter Wink memorials and obituaries
Last week we announced the tragic passing of Walter Wink, a beloved colleague and friend; you can read Richard Deats’ reflection here. The page has already received a great amount of attention, and there are many comments from people who were students, friends and colleagues of Walter’s, including former Union Theological Seminary president Joseph Hough.
Union Seminary, where Walter was an alumnus and a professor of New Testament, will be hosting a memorial service organized by Walter’s family on June 16th in James Chapel from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.; you can find more about Union and Auburn Seminary’s dedications to Walter’s work here and here.
Another obituary has been written on readthespirit.com, including a remembrance by the Reverend Daniel Buttry, author of Blessed Are the Peacemakers and other books.
The Kirkridge Retreat Center also sent out an recent email noting Walter’s passing:
Walter Wink, 76, one of the most creative and influential scholars of our day, died peacefully at his home in Sandisfield in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts on May 10, 2012.Walter Wink was a prolific author of prize-winning and widely studied books. He wrote 16 books and hundreds of articles in the fields of biblical interpretation, war and peace, and nonviolence. Walter was a highly regarded and much loved presenter of Kirkridge Peace and Justice Retreats.“Kirkridge has lost a special friend. For so many years he and June were a regular presence on the mountain.” - Richard Deats, former Kirkridge Board Member
Please take a moment to include your own testimonial about Walter Wink and his work in the commments section, and check back as we continue to share more information about the legacy and memory of our departed friend and colleague.
For the UTS memorial, the Wink family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Fellowship of Reconciliation.