Memorials -- By: Anonymous
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On January 18, 1976, William Bass passed away at age 52 leaving his wife, one son and one daughter. Dr. Bass was professor of apologetics and philosophy of religion at Talbot Theological Seminary, La Mirada, California. To those of us who knew him he was not only a warm friend but also a beloved colleague who had a unique ability to provoke thought with his creative probing of issues.
He was a Christian scholar, but perhaps above all he desired to be a follower of his Lord. Two favorite themes for which he was known by all of his friends were God’s kingdom and God’s glory. He had a particular love for the people of Israel and was constantly concerned with bringing them to their Messiah and promoting an understanding of Jewish-Christian relations among evangelical churches.
In the will of God, William Bass has been elevated into the presence of that glory of which he often spoke. We can but thank our Lord for the privilege of enjoying him and profiting from his ministry for the time he was with us.
The Society lost one of its better known and most highly valued members on February 5, 1976. Dr. Broomall was called home to be with his Lord after a period of declining health at the age of 74. Services were held at Smyrna Presbyterian Church, Smyrna, Georgia, with burial at Madison, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, one son and two sisters.
His academic career included periods on the faculties of Columbia Bible College, Dallas Theological Seminary and Erskine Theological Seminary. In addition he was founder of the Birmingham School of the Bible and founder and teacher of the Atlanta School of Biblical Studies. He was an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He was the author of many books and articles, and his manuscript on the kingdom of God will be published posthumously. He was also a charter member of the Society and a faithful and frequent participant in its meetings. Wick Broomall has left an example of scholarship and spiritual devotion to all who knew him, and we rejoice in the memory of his work for Christ.
Ivan C. Howard
The Rev. Ivan Cushing Howard, Ph.D., was born into a closely-knit family in Galena, Ohio, and was reared by a godly mother whose prayers
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molded his life more than any other one human influence. At twelve years of age he was converted to Christ during an eleven-week-long Methodist revival held in the Fargo, Ohio, Wesleyan Methodist Church. Shortly thereafter, while walking through the woods and earnestly praying for God’s best in his Christian life, the Holy Spirit of God came on him in sanctifying power. Those crisis experie...
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