Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Passing of R. T. France (1938-2012)

Evangelical Text Criticism notes that R. T. France has passed away. France was well-known for his work on the Gospel of Mark. France was principle of Wycliffe Hall at Oxford and taught at London Bible College. Many of you will be familiar with his commentary on Mark in the New International Greek Testament Commentary series.


  1. I know him from his book, Women in the Church's Ministry. Through this book France was able to start me on my journey away from the patriarchal Christianity that I was raised in. He will truly be missed.

  2. I love his commentary on Mark, and I'm sure he's now having some good conversations about the book with Jesus. Or, doing something infitely better! ...Soungs like a good book, Bryan. I'll have to check it out!