Dr Alistair Wilson

Lecturer & Postgraduate Supervisor

Mission and New Testament, Director of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Alistair Wilson is Lecturer in Mission and New Testament at Edinburgh Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 2018. He is a minister of the Free Church of Scotland. He holds a PhD in New Testament from the University of Aberdeen (2001). Prior to joining ETS, Alistair taught New Testament at Highland Theological College and served as principal of Dumisani Theological Institute in South Africa. Alistair is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship. He currently serves on the editorial board of Conspectus and Reformed Theological Review, and as an advisory editor of the Tyndale Bulletin.

Alistair’s research interests include:

  • the relationship between mission and biblical interpretation;
  • developments in the Majority World church (particularly in Africa).

Selected publications:

‘In the same boat? Jonah and Jesus as wave-beaten heralds’, In die Skriflig 55.1 (2021)
(Online at: https://indieskriflig.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/view/2679)

‘Colossians’ and ‘Philemon’ in I. M. Duguid, J. M. Hamilton, Jr, and J. Sklar (eds), ESV Expository Commentary: Ephesians to Philemon (Vol 11; Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2018).

‘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.

When Will These Things Happen? A Study of Jesus as Judge in Matthew 21‑25 (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2004).