The Lord gives many 70 years or so . He mercifully takes some at a much earlier age . I have been looking at the advanced ages of Reformed scholars . It is amazing how much longevity they have . Leon Morris passed away in July about 92 years of age . I value his books very much . He will be missed -- but his books will be around much longer . James Packer has been a tremendous blessing in my life . You may know of his classic : "Knowing God " . He is still plugging away at 80 . I am making him an exception by allowing him into the category here . I will list Reformed scholars who were born in the first quarter of the 20th century . They had to have attained the age of at least 80 . By listing them does not mean that I endorse everything they stood for . First the living ( I already mentioned Packer ) . They are not in any particular order . Edmund P. Clowney 1917 - Roger Nicole 1917 - Bruce Metzger 1914 - John Stott 1921 - Now for those in glory . Gleason Archer 1916-2004 Kenneth Kantzer 1917-2002 John H. Leith 1919-2002 Gordon H. Clark 1902-1985 G. C. Berouwer 1904-1996 John Gerstner 1914-1996 Carl F.H. Henry 1913-2003 Philip E. Hughes 1915 --? I could not confirm when he passed away but I think it was in 1995 at the earliest . I heard Carl Henry on two occasions in the early 90's . I heard and met Dr. Gerstner . I have a funny story about our meeting that I can share at another time . Do any of you have ayone else to add to the list ? I will , out of my generous spirit , allow other names to be submitted from 1926 like Packer. If any of you from the other side of the aisle would like to start a similiar listing of old men from your persuasion -- go for it on a new thread . I'll be reading that thread with interest .