Anyone who has studied church history will be familiar with the works of Henry Chadwick, particularly his book The Early Church, which is still a standard textbook on many courses, remarkably so, as it was first published in 1967. It was therefore with a great sense of loss that I read of his death today in The Telegraph. The Guardian’s obituary can be viewed here.
Professor Chadwick’s 1968 Ethel M. Wood Lecture is available on-line, thanks to the author’s kind permission a couple of years ago:
The Rev. Prof. Henry Chadwick, The Enigma of St. Paul. The Ethel M. Wood lecture delivered before the University of London on 27 February 1968. London: The Athlone Press, 1969. Pbk. ISBN: 0485143135. pp.22.
It used to be said that you had to study patristics for at least 50 years to be considered an expert. If that is true then men like this will prove hard to replace.