Dr. Richard Lux

Dr. Richard Lux
Professor emeritus, professor of Scripture Studies (37 years active), and founding director of the Lux Center
Ph.D., M.A., University of Notre Dame

Dissertation: An Exegetical Study of Micah 1:8-16.

Special interest: Christian-Jewish relations; Judaism; Holy Land study tours

Recipient of the first Imitatio Dei Award presented by the Catholic-Jewish Conference in November 2000

Fall 2005 resident scholar at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John’s University

Major publications:

  • The Jewish People the Hold Land and the State of Israel: A Catholic View. Paulist Press, 2010.
  • “The Two-StateSolution: Pope Benedict XVI and Israel/Palestine,” The Catholic World, Aug.-July, 2009
  • “The Land of Israel (Eretz Yisr’el) in Jewish and Christian Understanding,” Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 2008.
  • “Catholic Spirituality and the Jewish People in the State of Israel,” Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies June 1, 1999, Conference.
  • “What is the Christian Relation to the Holy Land.” Digest of Middle East Studies, Spring 1998.
  • “Biblical Land Traditions,” The Catholic World, January/February 1991.
  • Review: New Theology Review 7 (May 1994) of J. Willebrand’s Church and Jewish People, Paulist, 1992.


  • Executive Committee, Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies
  • Advisory Committee, Holocaust Education Center, Milwaukee, Association for Jewish Education
  • National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel, Vice President
  • Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Relations, Founding member
  • Catholic Biblical Association
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Advisory Committee, Secretariat for Catholic-Jewish Relations, National Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Catholic Jewish Conference, Milwaukee