Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Memorials: Arthur Herbert Lewis

Academic journal article Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Memorials: Arthur Herbert Lewis

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Arthur Herbert Lewis was born August 25, 1923 in Kalamazoo, MI, the older of two sons born to Arthur Gordon and Gertrude (Buddies) Lewis. His studies at Wheaton College were interrupted by World War II, where he flew thirty-four missions as a bombardier over Europe. Finishing Wheaton in 1947 with his B.A. in philosophy, Art married Helen Drake on June 7, 1947, at the College Church. His B.D. was received from Gordon Divinity School in 1950, followed by an M.A. in Semitics from Harvard Graduate School in 1952. Returning to Europe, Arthur taught at Leiria Baptist Seminary in Portugal from 1952-64, then returned to the United States and completed his Ph.D. in Semitics at Brandeis University in 1966. From 1966-88 Arthur was professor of Old Testament at Bethel College in St. Paul, MN. Art wrote several books before he suffered a stroke. He spent his last 15 years in a wheel chair, but was actively serving Christ. Art was a member of the Evangelical Theological Society for 48 years and served as President of the Society in 1973. Art wrote The Dark Side of the Millennium (Baker), Judges-Ruth (Moody), and ready at his passing was The Splendor of His Kingdom. …

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