Ned Bernard Stonehouse -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Westminster Theological Journal
Volume: WTJ 35:2 (Winter 1973)
Article: Ned Bernard Stonehouse
Author: Anonymous

Ned Bernard Stonehouse

This issue of the Westminster Theological Journal is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Ned B. Stonehouse, distinguished Professor of New Testament and Dean of the Faculty of Westminster Seminary, who was called from this life on November 18, 1962. In the ten years that have passed since then the influence of his exceptional gifts and of his manifold labors for the church and kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ has not died.

Because of Dr. Stonehouse’s special concentration on New Testament studies the emphasis in this issue naturally falls on New Testament themes. But as we pay tribute to his memory we would express gratitude to God for the remarkable breadth of his interests and the diversity of his gifts and activities. Among other things, he was scholar well informed about other fields than his own, a teacher, an administrator, an author, editor, lecturer, a minister of the Word of God, and an ecclesiastical statesman.

One of the ways of special interest to readers of this Journal in which Dr. Stonehouse’s influence is still felt is through his literary work. He was the author of The Apocalypse in the Ancient Church: A Study in the History of the New Testament Canon, his doctoral dissertation, 1929; The Witness of Matthew and Mark to Christ, 1944; The Witness of Luke to Christ, 1951; J. Gresham Machen: A Biographical Memoir, 1954; Paul before the Areopagus and Other New Testament Studies, 1957; and Origins of the Synoptic Gospels: Some Basic Questions, 1963. He edited God Transcendent and Other Selected Sermons by J. Gresham Machen, 1949; What Is Christianity! and other Addresses by J. Gresham Machen, 1951; and The New International Commentary on the New Testament, 1951 until his death in 1962. He was an editor of The Infallible Word, 1946; and served as editor of the Presbyterian Guardian, 1936–37, 1945–48, and 1956–59, and of the Westminster Theological Journal, 1954–58.

Recently a collection of Dr. Stonehouse’s papers, including

lecture notes for seminary courses, manuscripts of his books, and correspondence has been presented to the library of Westminster Seminary by Mrs. Stonehouse. This collection should furnish an important additional means of continuing his influence and his service.

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