Word has been moving around the interwebs this morning about the passing of Otto Maduro, and Drew University’s Facebook page just announced his death. Although I did not have him as a professor at Drew University, I did meet him and sat in some of his lectures and he worked with me as a mentor when I was selected as the speaker at my commencement. I particularly have a deep resepct for the way he connected his scholarly work to the world of lived faith. He was very active in the AAR and his work with hispanic seminarians and pastors has , and will continue to have, a major impact on their church communities.
From Drew University’s Facebook page:
It is with sadness that we share the news that Professor Otto Maduro passed away at 8:45 p.m. last night. In a note to the Theological School community this morning, Jeffrey Kuan wrote: “He was surrounded by his wife Nancy, son Mateo and fa…mily members when he died. I went with Professor Laurel Kearns and Dr. Tanya Bennett to be with Nancy and the family. Professor Maduro looked very peaceful. When I have information about memorial service I will let all of you know. We have lost a great theologian and a great friend.” Share your comments on Prof Maduro below or on his retirement page. http://www.drew.edu/otto/