Calvin R. Schoonhoven was born in Racine, Wisconsin, November 22, 1931. He has taught at Fuller Theological Seminary most of his adult life. He is author of The Wrath of Heaven (W.B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1966) which was a study of the “Heaven” concept in the New Testament as it related to the apocalyptic and pseudepigraphic literature of the first and second century. He lives in Memphis.
There is no heroism in such a revision of thought. When we have to do with religious commitment it is not heroism that energizes a change in position and commitment but rather a tenacious use of reason to acquire truth. This is not to say that a departure from a faith structure to a non-God position is easy or to be taken lightly. It costs quite considerably, but it may be necessary.