Frederick J. Gaiser
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Editor of Word & World

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Curriculum Vitae for Frederick J. Gaiser

Speaking Topics:

Frederick J. Gaiser is available to speak at your congregation's event or adult forum on the following topics. For other faculty and staff resources, visit our Online Resource Guide

  • Authority of the Bible
  • Biblical Preaching
  • Biblical Theology of the Land
  • Creation/Environment
  • Evil in the Bible
  • Healing in the Bible
  • Isaiah 40-66
  • Old Testament Prophecy
  • Prayer in Biblical Perspective
  • Preaching from the Old Testament
  • Psalms/Old Testament Worship
  • The Bible and Stewardship
  • The Human in the Bible



Word and World: Luther Seminary's Quarterly Theological Journal
Now in its 30th year of publication, Word & World presents theological articles and book reviews geared to those who are engaged in Christian Ministry, both clergy and laypersons. Each 100+ page issue contains articles on the issue theme and features such as "Face to Face" (different or opposing views on current questions in church and world); "Texts in Context" (providing preachers and teachers with reflections, insights, methods, and models to help in proclaiming the biblical message in a particular context); and substantial book reviews.
Zimbabwe Web News


"Your Faith Has Made You Well": Healing and Salvation in Luke 17:12--19
Word & World 16/3 (1996) 291--301.
A New Word on Homosexuality? Isaiah 56:1-8 as Case Study
Word & World 14/3 (1994) 280-293.
A Preacher's Conversation with Second Isaiah
Word & World 14/1 (1994) 87-94. (Texts in Context)
Flying Bumblebees, Christian Feminists, and Other Impossible Possibilities
Word & World 15/3 (1995) 342-348.
Homosexuality and the Old Testament
Word & World 10/2 (1990) 161--165.
The Old Testament and the Christian Gospel
Word & World 7/4 (1987) 406--411.
The Psalms of Easter
Word & World 7/2 (1987) 207--214. (Texts in Context)


View a detailed curriculum vitae for Frederick J. Gaiser. This includes education, professional positions, activities, memberships and publications.

Dr. theol.University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
M.Div.Trinity Lutheran Seminary
Columbus, OH
B.A.Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI


Frederick Gaiser came to Luther Seminary as a lecturer in Old Testament in 1973 and was promoted to professor in 1991. He has served as director of graduate studies (1993-2001), acting dean of students (1986-88), and as registrar (1975-77). As political and economic conditions allow, he directs the Luther Seminary in Zimbabwe Program.

Gaiser began his career as a research chemist at Upjohn Pharmaceutical



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