In Memoriam: Eleanor Claire Neel (1930-2024) (Memorial Service on March 14th, 2024 in Arkansas)

Eleanor Neel with Renate Bethge (AAR in the 1980s) Eleanor Neel (November 27, 1930 – January 26, 2024) was an avid reader of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and an active member of the International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section for many years. One of the IBS-ELS ‘nons,’ as described by Alice Bond, Eleanor was a non-academic/professional [...]

In Memoriam: H. Martin Rumscheidt (1935-2024)

Rev. Dr. Hans-Martin Rumscheidt Martin Rumscheidt, a beloved member of the Bonhoeffer community, was born on July 24th, 1935 in Germany and died January 29th, 2024 in Dover, New Hampshire, USA. A memorial service will be held on March 23rd, 2024 at 1:00pm in Durham, NH with additional services planned in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He [...]

In Memoriam: J. Deotis Roberts (1927-2022)

Rev. Dr. J. Deotis Roberts (1927-2022) Born July 12, 1927 in Spindale, North Carolina, Dr. Roberts earned a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology in 1957 and later received a Doctor of Letters Degree, both from the University of Edinburgh. Roberts also received degrees from Johnson C. Smith University (Bachelor of Arts), Shaw University Divinity School (Bachelor [...]

In Memoriam: Javier Garcia

Javier Garcia Dr. Javier Garcia, died on June 19th, 2021, in a surfing accident on the Oregon coast at the age of 34. Javier served on the IBS-ELS board since 2017. He wrote Recovering the Ecumenical Bonhoeffer: Thinking after the Tradition (Lexington Books, 2019) and was working on his second Bonhoeffer book. Dr. Garcia served [...]

In Memoriam: Clarke Chapman

G. Clarke Chapman (1934-2021) December 1, 1934 – February 11, 2021 G. Clarke Chapman was born in California and trained at Boston University. He served on the faculty of the Department of Religion at Moravian College for his entire career, from 1963 until his retirement in 2006. Clarke and his family had several stays abroad [...]

In Memoriam: Renate Bethge

In Memoriam: Renate Bethge (1925-2019) Renate Bethge Remarks about Renate Bethge on the day of her funeral by Barbara Green: Bremen, Germany/July 18th, 2019 Few things annoyed Renate Bethge more than when a scholar visiting in her home, often a star-struck American, would turn in her presence to her husband and ask him about details [...]

In Memoriam: Martin Hüneke

In Memory of Martin Hüneke, Longstanding Member of the German Board of the IBS On June 14, 2017, Martin Hüneke, a member of the board of the German section of the IBS for many years, died at the age of 87 in Hürth, close to Cologne. We mourn together with his family and friends. For [...]

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In Memoriam: Geffrey B. Kelly

The members and friends of the International Bonhoeffer Society/English Language Section mourn the death and celebrate the life of Geffrey B. Kelly (27 August 1932 – 30 May 2017). We stand together in honored memory of our esteemed colleague and beloved friend.  He lived in faithfulness to his Lord and love for his family as [...]

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