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February 20, 2008

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Ruth Gouldbourne

He was my first "official" tutor in church history - and today I am sad. His lectures were at 12.00. And when the 1.00 o'clock gun went off, the collective sigh of disspointment that it was over could be heard round the room. A rare gift in a teacher.

John R Smith

I knew David Wright at three different stages in my life. As a teenager, I came with a friend, Alan Thomas, to the Scottish Christian Youth Assembly in Edinburgh. Local folk offered hospitality, and Alan and I stayed in David's flat in the West End. (Alan died in his thirties from cancer.) David was a generous host.

Then, as part of the "Cheyne gang", he was on the faculty at New College when I was a student there (1969-72). David was a generous teacher.

He was Moderator of Edinburgh Presbytery a year or two before I served in that capacity. But we worked closely together over such items as support for the staff of Crossreach during a very difficult spell in that organisation. David was a generous friend.

Our theologies could never have been described as being in the same stable - but that never diminished David's interest and friendship, and experience I know that many shared.

I valued him greatly in all those contexts

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