Ken Pulliam Has Died

by Luke Muehlhauser on October 31, 2010 in Indexes,News

Very sad news. Ken Pulliam has died of a heart attack. His Facebook memorial page is here.

His blog, Former Fundy, is a treasure trove of scholarly work examining Christian attempts to explain and justify the penal substitution theory of the atonement, and he was writing a book on the subject.

I interviewed Ken here. I catalogued some of the best posts on his blog here. He was also a guest writer for Common Sense Atheism. His posts here are:

I miss him already, though surely not as much as his wife Cheryl does.

A few days before he died, he submitted his chapter on atonement theory for the Loftus-edited The End of Christianity, the sequel to the excellent The Christian Delusion.

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John D October 31, 2010 at 8:17 am

Very sad to hear that. Quite shocked really.


Rob October 31, 2010 at 8:25 am

Sad news. Fortunately we have your interview where he tells his story.


Bill Maher October 31, 2010 at 9:28 am

Dr. P will be sorely missed both for his intellect and his kind nature. My condolences are with his family .


Steven Stark October 31, 2010 at 10:13 am

I am in shock. I have appreciated his tone, his point of view and his scholarship.

Wow, I can’t believe it.


lukeprog October 31, 2010 at 11:39 am

Yup. Quite a surprise.


Keith J. October 31, 2010 at 11:55 am

That sucks so much. Each person I find has their own way of seeing and saying things even on the same topic. I really liked Ken’s approach.


Leomar October 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm

That sucks :( . My condolences to his family.


drj October 31, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I really enjoyed reading his stuff… very sad (and shocked) to hear this news.


svenjamin October 31, 2010 at 6:35 pm

That’s terrible. I will really miss his guest posts and insight.


Reidish October 31, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Very sad to hear this news. His was a constructive contribution to this blog. My condolences to his family.


mojo.rhythm October 31, 2010 at 7:30 pm

This is really bad news. Ken was a standup guy.


Bill Snedden November 1, 2010 at 10:21 am

Sad news indeed. I always enjoyed reading Ken’s posts wherever they were found. His intelligence and demeanor will be missed.


rlm November 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm

I always valued his insight. He will be missed by many.


Michael Morris November 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Too sad. He was a teacher of mine at Tri-City Baptist Church. We did not agree on theology then or now. His passing is very sad.


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