I only heard the name “Hughes Oliphant Old” four months ago, when my pastor recommended his book, Holy Communion In the Piety of the Reformed Church. I’m only a third of the way through it, but already it has become a favorite. So I was saddened to learn that Dr. Old passed away on May 24, 2016, a week or so before I had ever heard of him. Terry Johnson wrote a personal remembrance of him on the Reformation 21 website, as he did for Alec Motyer.
Thankfully his writings endure, and Holy Communion is not likely to be the only book of his in my library for long.