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I just learned that Bill Eerdman, long-time president of Wm. B. Eerdman's Publishing Co. in Grand Rapids, passed away a few days ago. Mr. Eerdman was the son of the publishing company's founder.

He took theology and publishing very seriously:

Once, at the last minute, he forfeited an advance and backed away from co-publishing a book by an important English scholar because he came to see it as denying the preexistence of the Son, the only time in his own career, the originating English publisher later joked, that he had had a book turned down because it was, in Bill's grand assessment, “weak on the hypostatic union!"
In Memoriam: Bill Eerdmans (1923-2020)