Charles Caldwell Ryrie, the dispensationalist scholar and Christian educator best known for the popular study Bible that bears his name, died Tuesday at age 90.
In the preface to the original 1978 edition, he wrote, “The Bible is the greatest of all books; to study it is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.” The Ryrie Study Bible has gone on to sell more than 2.6 million copies.
Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) paid tribute today to Ryrie, who taught systematic theology and served as a dean.
“Dr. Ryrie was a master at biblical and theological synthesis. He had the unusually rare gift of being able to state complex theological ideas in succinct statements,” said DTS president Mark Bailey. “All of us are indebted to his efforts to articulate and defend dispensational premillennialism.”
Excerpted from Charles C. Ryrie, Theologian Whose Study Bible Shaped Dispensationalism, Christianity Today. Click here to read the complete story.
Click here to read a tribute from Dallas Theological Seminary, where he taught for many years.