Hughes Oliphant Old, American theologian, Died at 83

Hughes Oliphant Old was born on April 13, 1933, and died on May 24, 2016.

He was an American theologian and academic.

Prior to his retirement in 2014, he was John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship at Erskine Theological Seminary.

He had received his Bachelor of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1958 and his Doctor of Theology from the University of Neuch√Ętel in 1971.

Hughes was appointed a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ in 1985.

Old taught at Princeton Seminary from 1998 to 2003, and in 2004 accepted a position at Erskine Theological Seminary, where he became John H. Leith Professor of Reformed Theology and Worship.

Old served as the dean of Erskine’s Institute For Reformed Worship.

Some of his works are Worship: Reformed According to Scripture, The Patristic Roots of Reformed Worship, The Shaping of the Reformed Baptismal Rite in the Sixteenth Century, Leading in Prayer: A Workbook for Ministers, and a series of books on preaching, The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church.

Among his most successful work is his 2013 book Holy Communion in the Piety of the Reformed Church was called the crowning achievement of his career, and a valuable overview of the “Reformed tradition of Eucharistic piety and reflection”.

Hughes Oliphant Old passed away at 83 yrs old.