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Dr. Chris E. Hauer Jr. (BD) 89, died February 27. On June 15, 1955, Chris and Lena Elizabeth ("Liz") Buchanan were united in marriage. Chris was a prolific author. He was published on topics as wide ranging as music, philosophy and theology, theory of liberal education, and modern history, but his scholarly research concentrated on Biblical history, Jewish studies, and archeology. He co-authored An Introduction to the Bible: A Journey into Three Worlds with his colleague, Dr. William Young. One of Chris' most satisfying avocations was research regarding the architecture of Sir Chistopher Wren, which he and Dr. Young parlayed into a book on the history of a Wren church that was transported from London and reconstructed in Fulton in the late 1960s (A Comprehensive History of the London Church and Parish of St. Mary, the Virgin, Aldermanbury). Chris was elected as a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London) and was also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Winston Churchill Memorial. Chris and Liz returned to Huntsville upon their retirement from Westminster in 1996.  Posted 10.13.2020