McMaster Divinity College is saddened by the loss of Dr. Clark H. Pinnock, Professor Emeritus. Clark was a well-loved professor and colleague from 1977 until his retirement in 2002. He continued to teach very popular summer school courses at the College until 2009, and, until recently, Clark was a familiar sight in the halls of MacDiv, as he faithfully worked from his office on lectures and writing. We are grateful that Clark was able to see that his prayers that McMaster Divinity College become a truly evangelical seminary were answered. We will miss him.Statement regarding Dr. Clark Pinnock, from Dr. Stanley E. Porter, President of McMaster Divinity College:”I was greatly saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Clark Pinnock. I am truly sorry that I am unable to be at his memorial service, to recognize and celebrate the important life that he led for his Saviour. I wish to convey my deepest condolences to his wife, Dorothy, who has been an intellectual and spiritual partner for so many years. I am very thankful that during our time at MacDiv I had the opportunity to get to know Clark and to appreciate his contribution to Christian and evangelical scholarship. Clark was for many years a beacon of evangelicalism here at the College and elsewhere, and I know that he prayed often for the day when the College would also lead the way as an evangelical seminary of excellence in its scholarship and its commitments. I know that there must have been many lonely years as Clark continued to do his creative theology until McMaster Divinity College became a leading evangelical institution. Clark was one of the most creative and productive scholars of his generation, and certainly at McMaster Divinity College, and he continued to write and lecture until the last few months of his life. He was also a very popular teacher, so that even after he was given Professor Emeritus status in 2002, after twenty-five years at McMaster Divinity College, he continued to attract students to his frequent summer school courses. Clark just finished serving on the supervisory committee of our first successful Ph.D. student in theological studies. New and challenging ideas were clearly not a threat to Clark, but he continued to re-invent himself and his theology as he interrogated and rethought the major theological issues of our time. This is something that few theologians are able to do, and even fewer as well as Clark did. I know that we will all miss hearing about some new argument that he has made or some recent conference that he has just come back from where he presented his thinking. However, I am also satisfied to know that Clark now has all of his theological questions answered. Our sad loss is certainly his great gain.” – Dr. Stanley E. Porter”I have always found theology to be a great adventure and a path into the mystery of God. I have been, by nature, curious and anticipate with Saint Paul: “Now we know in part. Then we will know as we ourselves are known.” – Clark Pinnock


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