Truett Seminary Names Erickson As Distinguished Professor

May 24, 1996

by Brenda Tacker

WACO, Texas - Dr. Millard J. Erickson has been named Distinguished Professor of Theology at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary effective with the 1996-97 academic year.

"We are delighted that Dr. Erickson brings his years of teaching experience and his gifts as an internationally-known theologian to the seminary," said Dr. J. Bradley Creed, dean of Truett Seminary. "He has written numerous publications, including one of the most widely used textbooks in the field of systematic theology."

Erickson holds degrees from the University of Minnesota, Northern Baptist Seminary, the University of Chicago and earned his doctorate from Northwestern University. His postdoctoral studies have included work at the University of Minnesota, Ludwig Maximilians Universität in Germany, and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

He has held several full-time and part-time service positions as pastor, professor and administrator, including eight years as dean for Bethel Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He has served in various denominational and academic roles, presented numerous lectures and speeches for professional academic societies, and held more than 40 interim pastorates. Erickson is a member of Salem Baptist Church in New Brighton, Minn.

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