Eugene “Gene” Thomas Long III, distinguished professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of South Carolina, has died.
Professor Long was known for his work in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and 20th Century philosophy. He is the author of, among other works, Jaspers and Bultmann: A Dialogue Between Philosophy and Theology in the Existentialist Tradition, Existence, Being and God: An Introduction to the Philosophical Theology of John Macquarrie, and Twentieth Century Western Philosophy of Religion. You can learn more about his writings here.
Professor Long joined the University of South Carolina in 1970. Prior to that, he taught at Randolph-Macon College, where he had earned his undergraduate degree. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow and held a bachelor of divinity degree from Duke University.
UPDATE (9/30/20): Jeremiah Hackett (Emeritus at University of South Carolina) has written a memorial notice about Professor Long for the American Philosophical Association.