I was saddened just now to discover the passing of Jane Schaberg, Professor of Religious Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Detroit Mercy, from Mark Goodacre's blog. I had only met her once, but recall being quite moved by listening to James Tabor giving a talk on her behalf at SBL a few years ago. I love her work, The Resurrection of Mary Magdalene: Legends, Apocrypha, and the Christian Testament, from which I regularly assign portions for my Sexuality and Christianity class. She wrote brilliantly, challenging entrenched scholarly perspectives with good research and, something much rarer, creativity.
Update: See now April DeConick's post addressed as a letter to Jane Schaberg.