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Rev. Dr. Bruce G. Schuchard

Professor of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology

Chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology, Exegetical Theology

Dr. Bruce G. Schuchard is professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology.

He has been a faculty member since 1997. He previously served as dean of the Graduate School (2003-06), dean of Advanced Studies (2006-14) and Graduate School coordinator for international students (2014-15).

His areas of interest and expertise include the works of John, including his Gospel, epistles and revelation, and the New Testament use of Old Testament Scripture.

Before joining the Seminary, Schuchard served as pastor at St. James Lutheran Church in Victor, Iowa (1990-97).

He received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. (1984, 1985). He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in atmospheric and oceanic science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1979); and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Union Seminary in Richmond, Va. (1991).

He wrote the book 1-3 John for Concordia Publishing House’s Concordia Commentary series. He also co-edited Abiding Word: The Use of Scripture in the Gospel of John (Concordia Publishing House, 2015). His doctoral dissertation, Scripture within Scripture: The Interrelationship of Form and Function in the Explicit Citations of the Old Testament in the Gospel of John, was published in the Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation series. He also has published numerous book reviews and several short essays.

He and his wife, Sheryl, have two children, Will and Lydia. He enjoys sports, music and keeping up with his kids’ activities.


New Testament use of Old Testament Scripture