He went on to study at Grace Theological Seminary and then earned a Th.D. degree from Harvard. His first job was at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary as professor of New Testament until 1984, when he became professor of religious studies at Southwest Missouri State University until 1995.
Ramsey was an accomplished teacher and scholar, publishing seven books — one of them a study of the work of his favorite writer, Flannery O’Connor, and others New Testament studies.
Ramsey died Jan. 18, 2020; his wife, Betty died earlier. To Ramsey’s children, Carolyn, Linda, David, and Ken, the class offers its sympathies on the loss of our brother, their distinguished father.