The first time I came across the name C. L. Seow was during my M.Div. days in India when I did preliminary and exegetical courses in Hebrew. I remember being fascinated by his “inductive” approach to learning the language. When I found myself at Princeton Seminary a few years later, it was inspiring to see him in person and get to know him. His students have the highest regard for his scholarship and pedagogy. I recall having conversations with some of my Ph.D. colleagues about how much they use their German and French, and they said, “Well, if you are in Dr. Seow’s classes, you’ll be using a lot of it,” pointing to his academic rigor and expectation. While I knew of his great teaching presence, I more recently also discovered his amazing preaching presence when I heard him at Miller Chapel during the 2014-2015 Opening Convocation. PTS will miss him terribly. It’s great to have celebrated his legacy.
Ph.D. Candidate in Religion & Society, PTS