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Obituary: William B. Tolar

Postby Rvaughn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:01 pm

Obituary: William B. Tolar
William B. Tolar of Fort Worth, longtime professor of biblical backgrounds and archaeology, died Dec. 29. He was 90. Tolar was born July 5, 1928, in Jonesboro, La...Tolar taught 10 years in the religion department at Baylor University and 38 years at Southwestern Seminary, where he also served as dean of the School of Theology, vice president for academic affairs, provost and acting president. He also taught as an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University and as a distinguished fellow at the B.H. Carroll Theological Institute.
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Re: Obituary: William B. Tolar

Postby Sandy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:02 pm

One of my favorite professors, he was already an administrator at Southwestern when I got there, but I was fortunate enough to catch two of his courses when he was teaching for someone who had gone on sabbatical. His exams were tough, but he was a remarkably engaging teacher, interactive in a setting where lecture was the preferred, common methodology and personally interested in his students. He'd invite students to lunch in groups of three or four to get to know them and the couple of times I went were probably the only meals I ever ate in the Southwestern cafeteria.
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Re: Obituary: William B. Tolar

Postby Rvaughn » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:12 pm

Sandy, thanks for putting some personal touch to the life of someone who for many of us was just a name were heard and knew little about.
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