Dr. Robert Webber passed away from pancreatic cancer on Saturday. He will be missed. For those unfamiliar with Webber, he wrote many books encouraging evangelicals to explore liturgy, sacraments, and the Church Fathers. He became Episcopalian in the 1970s or 80s (I can’t recall the exact date) and later wrote a book about it called “Evangelicals on the Canterbury Trail.” He was also famous for his “Ancient-Future” series, which looked at modern ideas using the ancient writers. When my brother and I started the Ancient and Future Catholics website, we were reading Webber, and he no doubt influenced our choice of name. I likely would not be Catholic today if it weren’t for Webber. I am sad to see him depart this world.
See this article on Titus One Nine for more information about Webber and his recent passing.
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace