It is with deep regret that I announce the passing of Professor Don Jones who taught New Testament Studies at at the Department of Religious Studies at the University of South Carolina for 45 years, passed away on December 24, 2012. A funeral service was held December 27.
I met Don for the first time when I interviewed for this position, he was a member of the search committee that ended up hiring me. He loved teaching, books, and, as a Bultmannian, debunking ideas more literary-minded students might have hedged about Jesus or the New Testament. Don will be missed. A link to an obituary in the State can be found here.
May his memory be for a blessing.