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Dr Alistair Wilson - Lecturer in Mission and New Testament

A Wilson smallWe are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Alistair Wilson as lecturer in Mission and New Testament at ETS.

Alistair has a PhD in New Testament studies from the University of Aberdeen. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh and the Free Church College (now Edinburgh Theological Seminary), Alistair was an Associate Pastor in Inverness before moving to Highland Theological College where he taught New Testament from 1996 to 2005. He was then appointed to Dumisani Theological Institute, King William’s Town, South Africa, becoming Principal in 2006. Alistair returned to Highland Theological College in January 2015, where he has taught until the present time.

As well as having written several published works, Alistair has been 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 also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the New Testament Society of South Africa.

Dr Wilson's research interests include missionary thought and activity in early Christianity, 'missional readings' of Scripture, Matthew’s Gospel, Luke’s Gospel, Colossians and Philemon, eschatological views in early Christianity.

ETS Principal Iver Martin said, "Dr Wilson possesses ideal qualifications and experience which ETS currently needs in the development of our new Missions Centre. We are thrilled that he has accepted this appointment and look forward to the important contribution he will make to the Seminary as a member of our full time teaching staff."

Dr Wilson said, 'I am delighted to have been invited to take up this exciting new position at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. It brings together two central aspects of my training and experience: interpretation of the New Testament and global mission. The establishment of the new Mission Centre at ETS, and of this academic post, signals a deep commitment to mission in Scotland and throughout the world on the part of both ETS and the Free Church of Scotland. I look forward to working with colleagues who share this commitment, both academics and practitioners, in the UK and globally, so as to serve, equip, and encourage all those involved in the task of bringing the gospel to the nations.'

Dr Wilson is expected to join ETS in January 2018.