This announcement was issued recently by Corpus Christi College, Oxford
We were saddened to learn today of the death of The Revd. Christopher Evans FBA, Emeritus Fellow, Chaplain and Divinity Lecturer at Corpus (1948-58) at the age of 102 on 30 July. His funeral will be held on Monday, 6th August at 12.15 at All Saints, Cuddesdon.
Prof. Evans also later held the Lightfoot chair at the University of Durham, and then a chair in New Testament in the University of London, King's College.
There was also an announcement in The Times. I am sorry that I did not see this in time to post it before the funeral yesterday. I will link to any online obituaries here as soon as they are published.
Christopher Evans was a brilliant New Testament scholar. His commentary on Luke (1990) is probably the best scholarly commentary on Luke available in the English language and came as the crowning achievement of a fine career. Professor Evans was a kind and gracious man, who even in his eighties was able to find time to encourage a young post-graduate student in Oxford. I named my doctoral thesis, subsequently my first book, after an article he published in Theology in 1979, "Goulder and the Gospels". I saw him last in Birmingham at the SNTS in 1997 when he came along to the Synoptic Problem chaired by the late David Dungan. On that occasion too, Christopher Evans was a model of grace and wisdom.