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Richard Erickson

Senior Professor of New Testament

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

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)
NS500: New Testament 1: Gospels
NS501: New Testament 2: Acts to Revelation
ST511: Orientation to Theological Studies

Areas of Expertise

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


Rich Erickson serves as associate professor of New Testament for Fuller Online and at Fuller Seminary Northwest in Seattle, Washington. A faculty member since 1984, he played an active role in the development of Fuller’s first off-campus cohort-based MDiv program. In the fall of 2010, he received a Kern Family Foundation grant for developing online curriculum at Fuller.

Dr. Erickson has over 30 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 a textbook, A Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Exegesis: Taking the Fear Out of Critical Method (2005), also available in Italian and Chinese. He has translated into English various Swedish-language publications, including Jean Paillard’s In Praise of the Inexpressible: Paul’s Experience of the Divine Mystery (2003), Lena Malmgren’s Barbed Wire and Thorns (2007), and a commentary on the letters of John by Birger Olsson (2013). He is an ordained minister in the Church of the Lutheran Brethren.

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