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Dr. David M. Scholer, professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2008, after a long struggle with cancer. Scholer, who was 70, served on Fuller’s faculty for the past 14 years.

"David Scholer was a distinguished scholar, teacher, administrator, and mentor," said Richard J. Mouw, president of Fuller. "His passion for New Testament scholarship was contagious, and he modeled in his life the joy of the truths he taught, even through suffering."

Scholer joined the School of Theology faculty as professor of New Testament in 1994, and served as associate dean of the Center for Advanced Theological Studies (CATS) from 1997 to 2006. He continued to teach and mentor students until recently, despite his diagnosis of colorectal cancer in 2002. "I have an incurable disease," he would tell his students on the first day of class—and then he would teach New Testament in a rasping voice with such joy and conviction that many students were deeply moved by his example.

Scholer was a specialist in several areas of New Testament studies, including gnosticism and second-century Christianity, but was perhaps best known for his contributions to the area of women in ministry; his course entitled "Women, the Bible, and the Church" was the most popular elective at Fuller for years. Students signed up for his classes in droves, many enduring lengthy waiting lists for the opportunity to be instructed by Scholer.

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Dr. David M. Scholer, professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2008, after a long struggle with cancer. Scholer, who was 70, served on Fuller’s faculty for the past 14 years.

"David Scholer was a distinguished scholar, teacher, administrator, and mentor," said Richard J. Mouw, president of Fuller. "His passion for New Testament scholarship was contagious, and he modeled in his life the joy of the truths he taught, even through suffering."

Scholer joined the School of Theology faculty as professor of New Testament in 1994, and served as associate dean of the Center for Advanced Theological Studies (CATS) from 1997 to 2006. He continued to teach and mentor students until recently, despite his diagnosis of colorectal cancer in 2002. "I have an incurable disease," he would tell his students on the first day of class—and then he would teach New Testament in a rasping voice with such joy and conviction that many students were deeply moved by his example.

Scholer was a specialist in several areas of New Testament studies, including gnosticism and second-century Christianity, but was perhaps best known for his contributions to the area of women in ministry; his course entitled "Women, the Bible, and the Church" was the most popular elective at Fuller for years. Students signed up for his classes in droves, many enduring lengthy waiting lists for the opportunity to be instructed by Scholer.

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