Pervo Richard

(May 11, 1942 – May 19, 2017)

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Richard I. Pervo began his research on Acts in the 1970s with a Harvard dissertation on its literary genre. He taught at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary and the University of Minnesota. He is the author of many books including Profit with Delight: The Literary Genre of the Acts of the Apostles (1987) and Dating Acts: Between the Evangelists and the Apologists (2006), and Acts: A Commentary (Hermeneia, 2008).


Academic Credentials

  • A.A., Concordia College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • B.A., Concordia Sr. College, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • B.D., Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Th.D., Harvard University
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