Dr Alistair Wilson


Lecturer in New Testament


Dr Alistair Wilson teaches New Testament and Greek. He is also the programme leader for the MTh degree. Alistair holds a PhD in New Testament studies from the University of Aberdeen and is a minister of the Free Church of Scotland. Following graduation from the University of Edinburgh and the Free Church College, Alistair served in the Free North congregation in Inverness and then as Lecturer in New Testament at HTC from 1996 to 2005. He was then called to missionary service in Dumisani Theological Institute, King William’s Town, South Africa, becoming Principal in 2006. Alistair returned to HTC in January 2015. Alistair has served as Editor of The Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology and New Testament Review Editor of Themelios. He is an Adjunct (‘Extraordinary’ in South African terminology) Professor of New Testament in the Research Unit for Reformed Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the New Testament Society of South Africa, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research. He is also an occasional member of the Evangelical Theological Society (USA) and the Society of Biblical Literature.

His publications include:

  • ‘God’s Good News for a Marginalised African Man: Acts 8:26-40’ Haddington House Journal 14 (2012) 43-51. [Published sermon. Available online at: http://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/haddington-house-journal/14_043.pdf]
  • ‘An Ideal Missionary Prayer Letter: Reflections on Paul’s Mission Theology As Expressed in Philippians’ in J. Laansma, G. Osborne and R. van Neste (eds), New Testament Theology in Light of the Church’s Mission: Essays in Honor of I. Howard Marshall (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2011), 245-63.
  • ‘The Compassion of the Christ’ in J. A. Grant and D. A. Hughes (eds) Transforming the World? (Leicester: Apollos, 2009) 92-109.
  • ‘Send Your Truth: Psalms 42 and 43 as the Background to Jesus' Self-Description as “Truth” in John 14:6’ Neotestamentica 41.1 (2008), 220-34.
  • ‘New Testament Manuscripts’ in C. Campbell-Jack, G. J. McGrath and C. S. Evans, New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics (Leicester: IVP, 2006), 490-92.
  • ‘Luke and the New Covenant: Zechariah’s Prophecy as a Test Case’ in J. A. Grant and A. I. Wilson (eds) The God of Covenant (Leicester: Apollos, 2005), 156-77.
  • J. A. Grant and A. I. Wilson (eds) The God of Covenant (Leicester: Apollos, 2005).
  • A. I. Wilson, When Will These Things Happen? A Study of Jesus as Judge in Matthew 21-25 (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2004). [RBL Review at: http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/5044_5314.pdf]
  • ‘Sing a New Song: Towards a Biblical Theology of Song’ Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 22.2 (2004), 196-218.
  • ‘The Significance of the Return of Jesus in 1 Thessalonians’ Haddington House Journal 6 (2004), 55-81.
  • 'Beginning to study the New Testament' in P. Duce and D. Strange (eds) Encountering God's Word (Leicester: Apollos, 2003), 65-126.
  • 'Matthew’s Portrait of Jesus the Judge with Special Reference to Matthew 21-25' Tyndale Bulletin 54.1 (2003).

Alistair is interested in supervising research in various areas of New Testament literature and thought, including Matthew’s Gospel, Luke’s Gospel, Colossians and Philemon, eschatological views in early Christianity, missionary thought and activity in early Christianity