Richard W Nysse
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament

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Speaking Topics:

Richard W Nysse 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

  • Country Music and Biblical Lament
  • Creation in Biblical Hymns
  • Daniel
  • God and War in the Old Testament
  • Law and Gospel: Old Testament Perspectives
  • Psalm 23
  • Songs of Pain and Songs of Praise: The Psalms and Country Music.
  • The Biblical Text: Which Bible is Best?
  • The Commandments in Biblical Perspective
  • The Dark Side of God in the Bible
  • The Experience of Exile and Restoration: Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah


Th.D.Harvard Divinity School
Cambridge, MA
M.Div.Concordia Theological Seminary
St. Louis, MO
B.A.Concordia Senior College
Fort Wayne, IN


Richard Nysse was called to be assistant professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary in 1978 and was named professor in 1993.

He served as assistant pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Belmont, Mass., for two years following ordination in 1974.

Nysse has twice been book editor of World & World (1980-84 and 1984-91) and was a member of the Old Testament faculty for PLTS-LA, a multicultural, alternate



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