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Richard Erickson

Senior Professor of New Testament

BA, Washington State University
BD, Lutheran Brethren Seminary
ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Courses Taught

BI500: Interpretive Practices

NE502: Exegetical Method and Practice

NE517: Gospel of Mark (Greek Text)

NE567: Gospel of Mark (English Text)

NE567: Romans (English Text)

NE567: Ephesians (English Text)

NE567: Revelation (English Text)

ST511: Orientation to Theological Studies

Areas of Expertise

Romans, Matthew, Ephesians, Revelation, biblical linguistics and semantics, exegetical method, narrative analysis, discourse analysis, translation


A faculty member since 1984, Richard Erickson played an active role in the development of Fuller’s first off-campus cohort-based MDiv program, in Seattle. In Fall of 2010, he received a Kern Family Foundation grant for developing online curriculum at Fuller.

Erickson has over 35 years of teaching, administrative, and pastoral experience in the US, Canada, Japan, Colombia, Mexico, the Netherlands, China, and Cameroon. He has also published various articles on New Testament studies and the textbook A Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Exegesis: Taking the Fear Out of Critical Method (InterVarsity Press, 2005), also available in Italian and Chinese. He has translated into English various Swedish-language publications, including Jean Paillard, In Praise of the Inexpressible: Paul’s Experience of the Divine Mystery (Hendrickson, 2003), and Lena Malmgren, Barbed Wire and Thorns (Hendrickson, 2007), Birger Olsson, A Commentary on the Letters of John: An Intra-Jewish Approach (Wipf and Stock, August 2013). He is an ordained minister in the Church of the Lutheran Brethren.

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