ⓘ Frank Crusemann
Frank Crusemann was a German Old Testament scholar, biblical critic, and a emeritus professor at the Bethel Church College from 1980 to 2004. He became particularly known for his publications on the Torah, Elijah and the social history of the Old Testament, as well as his participation in the Christian–Jewish reconciliation and his participation in the German Evangelical Church Assembly.
Crusemann was born in Bremen in 1938 to Gustav and Jutta Crusemann. Crusemann has been married in a second marriage to Marlene Crusemann, a New Testament student, since 1982 and has a daughter, Nicola Crusemann from her first marriage and a son.
F. Crusemann study Christian practices in dealing with the old with the New Testament. He demonstrates the view of the New Testament and thus also of Jesus is shaped by dogmatic developments, some of which obscure the view of biblical texts and do not allow certain perspectives. F. Crusemann also shows that in all New Testament writings the "Old Testament" is recognized as a given "holy scripture" and has authority.
According to Besprochen von Thomas Kroll, "Frank Crusemann is now trying a new approach by interpreting the relationship between the two parts from himself and thus offering a completely new perspective on Christianity and Judaism."