Prolific Novelist and Theologian, Frederick Buechner Passed Away
It’s with a broken heart we inform you that on August 15, 2022, an American writer, novelist, poet, autobiographer, essayist, preacher, and theologian left this world. Frederick Buechner passed away at the age of 96.
He was born on July 11, 1926, in New York City. His father searched for work a lot and as a result of that, from a young age, they moved frequently to different places. His father commit suicide when he was 10 years old and after that, they settled in Bermuda.
His studies at Princeton University were interrupted by World War II, but that didn’t stop him to achieve his dreams. So, in 1948, he completed his bachelor’s degree in English. He rose to fame with his first novel, “A Long Day’s Dying” which was published in 1950.
“Fared as badly as the first one had fared well” was his second album. He presented a lecture at New York University and focus on his writing after moving to Newyork city. This decision changed his life and work career completely.
Also, he founded the religion department at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, where he taught for nine years before moving with his family to their farmhouse in Vermont.
During his career, he wrote a number of genres like fiction, autobiography, theology, essays, and sermons which are almost 40 books. He later was awarded lectureships at Harvard and Yale universities and held teaching positions at Tufts University, Calvin College, and Wheaton College.
Among his novels, for the 1972 National Book Award “Lion Country” and “Godric” for the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for fiction were finalists. In 1995, he won the third prize in the O. Henry Awards for his short story “The Tiger,” which was published in The New Yorker.
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Frederick Buechner Passed Away
It has been reported that Frederick Buechner passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Rupert, Vermont on Monday (Aug. 15) at age 96, according to his family.
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Frederick Buechner was asked on numerous occasions how he would sum up everything he had preached and written in both his fiction and nonfiction.
The answer, he said, was simply this: “Listen to your life.”
He was married to Rupert and the couple had three daughters, Katherine B. Arthaud of Charlotte, Vt., Dinah Buechner-Vischer of Concord, Mass., and Sharman B. Altshuler of Cambridge, Mass.; and 10 grandchildren.
On social media, messages of condolences were sent to Frederick Buechner’s family and loved ones. His friends shared their sadness through their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. May he rest in peace.
Brian D. McLaren shared on his social media: “Frederick Buechner died today. He showed us a vital, intelligent, intuitive faith that faces questions, doubt, loss, emptiness … and grows deeper and stronger in the process. Thanks are to God for this good man and his treasured arrangements of words!”
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