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The Rev. Dr. Richard P. Carlson

The Rev. Dr. Richard P. Carlson

Glatfelter Professor of Biblical Studies, Director of Internship, and Coordinator of Post-Internship Candidacy
Phone: 717.339.1321

Biography: The Rev. Dr. Carlson's field of study and teaching is particularly in the New Testament. His goal in the classroom and in his own research involves bringing the message of scripture to people's lives in ways which are both revelatory and relevant. For him the twin questions for New Testament study are: 1) What did this portion of Scripture mean in its original context? 2) What does this portion of Scripture mean in the context of the church's mission and in our lives today?

Dr. Carlson served rural and staff ministries in Minnesota before coming to Gettysburg in 1990 and has found those experiences have greatly enhanced his goals and focus as a seminary professor. He still enjoys teaching in congregations, conferences, and synods in the area. In addition to teaching responsibilities, he serves as chairperson of the Seminary's Field Education committee and oversees post-internship candidacy items.

B.A., Concordia College, 1975
M.Div., Wartburg Theological Seminary, 1979
Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, 1983