Adventist Man of Letters, Kenneth Wood Passes


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Mark A. Kellner, Adventist Review/ANN writes:

Kenneth H. Wood, for 16 years editor-in-chief of Adventist Review and 28-year chairman of the board of the Ellen G. White Estate, died Sunday, May 25, 2008 in Potomac, Maryland. He was 90 years old and had been ill in recent months.

His wife of 69 years, Miriam Wood, a longtime Review columnist, died in March.

Until his recent illness, Wood was a regular presence at the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Even at age 90, Wood could be found three mornings a week at his White Estate office.

"I'm a little bit like Cal Ripken, the baseball shortstop who set a record for consecutive games played," Wood said in his last interview. "He never had any thought of setting a record. [Ripken] said, 'I just went to work every day.' Going to work has just always been a part of my life and my work ethic."

Adventist Church President Jan Paulsen referred to Wood as an "influential" and "significant" thinker and writer of the Adventist Church.


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