Following complications from open-heart surgery, Beeson Divinity School professor Calvin Miller died on Sunday, August 19. He was 75.
Miller was currently serving as writer-in-residence at Beeson, having retired from his duties as a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary five years ago. He previously pastored Plattsmouth Baptist Church and Westside Church in Nebraska.
However, Miller may have been best known within the evangelical community for his writing. In Beeson dean Timothy George's estimation: "Like C. S. Lewis, [Miller] harnessed the power of imagination in the service of the Gospel."
Miller authored more than 40 books of popular theology, including the best-selling The Singer trilogy, a fictional "tale of incarnation and redemption."
"Dr. Miller knew the importance of story as well," wrote LifeWay president Ed Stetzer. "A wonderful wordsmith, he would use the element of story in such a way that cold facts and dry doctrine came to life in ways rarely seen."
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