Charles Harold Talbert

March 19, 1934November 21, 2021

Charles Harold Talbert died peacefully at his residence in Winston-Salem, N. C. on November 21, 2021. He was 87. Dr. Talbert was a Baptist minister and Biblical scholar. He was a graduate of Howard College (now Samford University) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He held the Ph.D. degree from Vanderbilt University and taught New Testament at Wake Forest University and at Baylor University, where he was named Distinguish Professor of Religion in 1996. He and his wife, Dr. Betty Weaver Talbert, were retired and lived in Winston-Salem, N. C. Dr. Talbert published extensively on the New Testament and edited a series of commentaries called Reading the New Testament. He was in demand as a preacher and lecturer and served as an officer in various scholarly societies. He studied and taught in Germany, in Venice and Rome, Italy, and in London, England and traveled to Biblical sites in Israel, Greece, and Turkey. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Audrey Talbert. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Betty Weaver Talbert, two children, Richard Talbert (Amanda) of Winston-Salem, NC and Caroline Talbert of Valencia, CA, and two grandchildren, Emily Beroth and Rachel Beroth. There will be a memorial service early in 2022. Frank Vogler & Sons of Clemmons, NC are in charge of arrangements. .

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Douglas Livengood

December 6, 2021

He was a truly fine man in all aspects of life!

Mark Gaskins

November 26, 2021

I was privileged to study with Dr. Charles Talbert as my major professor in the Master of Arts in Religion program at Wake Forest University. He was indeed an impressive, internationally known New Testament scholar with an amazing understanding of the biblical text, but also of the ancient Mediterranean world in which the New Testament books were written. He was also an incredibly devoted follower of Christ, one of the most deeply spiritual persons I have ever known. After my studies with him, we continued to stay in touch, and he became a cherished mentor, friend, and spiritual guide. It is difficult to put into words how much God used in him my life academically, professionally, and personally. My wife came to love him as well, and we grieve his death even as we rejoice that he is with the Lord. We extend our sympathy to and lift our prayers for the Talbert family. Thanks be to God for his faithful servant and disciple Charles Talbert, who lived out his ministry as a scholar and teacher!

Mark E. Gaskins

Bill Wells

November 25, 2021

Dr. Talbert is among the very best professors with whom I have had the privilege of studying. I took his course "Jesus and the Synoptic Gospels" the first semester of my undergraduate years at Wake Forest. What a wonderful mind he had! He taught me that at some point, after studying all of the information that we can gather about Jesus, firm belief rests on faith. Certainly, my Christian faith was strengthened by his inspirational teaching. Thank you, Charles Talbert!