Rev. Dr. William “Billy” Abraham has passed away in his sleep on Thursday 7th of October 2021. The cause of his death has not surfaced yet.
Rev. Dr. William “Billy” J. Abraham is an accomplished theologian and scholar, having served for over forty years as a minister in the Methodist Church in Ireland and as a faculty member at colleges and universities in Ireland and the United States. Abraham will represent The King’s College at the Dallas events of its national lecture series, The King’s Forum.
Abraham is the Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. He is the author or editor of over 20 books and over 100 articles and book reviews on such diverse topics as evangelism, the inspiration of Scripture, Methodist and Wesleyan theology, terrorism, and the existence of God. He has recently completed a three-volume series on systematic theology for Oxford University Press.
Maxie Dunnam wrote
I am mentally and emotionally devastated. My friend Billy Abraham was an intellectual giant with an unswerving commitment to Christ. Our regular phone conversations were a source of encouragement and guidance. Apart from the painful loss many of us feel, the church’s loss is monumental. I remember with joy our lat warm embrace at the recent New Room Conference.
Steve Seamands wrote
So saddened today to learn that my seminary classmate, Billy Abraham, died in his sleep last night. I hugged him at the New Room conference two weeks ago. He was a brilliant theologian and passionate seeker after God. No one worked and prayed for theological and spiritual renewal in the United Methodist Church more than Billy. I and countless others will miss you, my friend.
Dr. Adam C. Wright said
We are saddened to learn of the unexpected passing of Dr. William “Billy” Abraham, Scholar in Residence at Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Abraham made a special impact of the lives of so many in Christian Higher Education throughout his tenure. We find comfort knowing he is rejoicing with our Savior in glory. Please join us in praying for the Abraham family.
Andy Miller said
Incredibly sad to learn that Dr. Billy Abraham has been “promoted to glory.” He pushed me to serve in the theological academy. He was my dissertation advisor and endorsed my first book. On Wednesday, he sent an email expressing how “lovely” it is to see me in my new role.