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Teaching Fellow

Revd Dr Jonathan Wilson

BA (Nashville), M.C.S. (Vancouver), M.Div (Vancouver), Ph.D. (Durham, NC)

Jonathan R. Wilson (Ph.D., Duke University) is Senior Consultant for Theological Integration, Canadian Baptist Ministries, and Teaching Fellow, Regent College.  Prior to his academic life was employed in the music industry in Nashville, TN, served for two years as a hospital chaplain, and six years as the pastor of a small church in British Columbia. During 28 years in the academy he has been a full professor at Westmont College and Acadia Divinity College, and was McDonald Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College on the campus of  the University of British Columbia.

He is the author or editor of 15 books, including Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World: from After Virtue to a New Monasticism and God’s Good World; Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation. He has published more than 75 articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed many chapters to edited volumes. He now enjoys teaching and learning in many countries outside North America.

Dr Wilson's research interests are clustered around the themes of God’s justice; the doctrine of creation; war and peace in an age of terror; care for creation; biblical spirituality; biblical ethics; missional, theological ethics; gospel realism for mission; a doxological doctrine of God; public witness of the people of God.

Publications

God’s Good World: Reclaiming the Doctrine of Creation (Baker Academic, 2013)
Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World: From After Virtue to a New Monasticism (2nd edition, Wipf and Stock, 2009).
Why Church Matters: Worship, Ministry, and Mission in Practice (Brazos, 2006; Chinese translation, Logos Publishers, 2008).
A Primer for Christian Doctrine (Eerdmans, 2005; Chinese translation, Logos, 2011).
God So Loved the World: A Christology for Disciples (Baker, 2001).
Gospel Virtues: Practicing Faith, Hope, and Love in Uncertain Times (IVP, 1998).
Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World: Lessons for the Church from MacIntyre's “After Virtue” (Trinity Press International, 1997; Chinese translation, Logos Publishers, 2008).
Theology as Cultural Critique: The Achievement of Julian Hartt (Mercer University Press,1996). 

Reflections on Grace, Thomas A. Langford. Edited and introduced by Philip A. Rolnick and Jonathan R. Wilson with a Foreword by William H. Willimon. Cascade Books, 2007.
The Julian Hartt Library (Wipf and Stock, eight volumes, 2005-2007, with Series Foreword by Jonathan R. Wilson)
Grace Upon Grace: Essays in Honor of Thomas A. Langford, co-editor with Robert K. Johnston and L. Gregory Jones. Abingdon, 1999.

Articles

“World Right-side Up: Acts and the Mission of God’s People,” Serving God’s Community: Studies in Honor of W. Ward Gasque, Susan S. Phillips and Soo-Inn Tan, eds. (Regent College Publishing, 2014), 337-359.
“The Aesthetics of the Kingdom: Apocalypsis, Eschatos, and Vision for Mission,” Revisioning, Renewing, Rediscovering the Triune Center: Essays in Honor of Stanley J. Grenz, Derek Tidball, Brian S. Harris, and Jason S. Sexton, eds. (Cascade, 2014), 157-174.
“The Biblical Realism of John Howard Yoder,” Perspectives in Religious Studies 40/2 (Summer 2013):109-121.
“Pride” and “Virtue(s),” in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, Joel Green, gen. ed. (Baker Academic, 2011), 621-622, 811-814.
“Do Pietists Need a Doctrine of Creation? God’s World in the Baptist Tradition and Stanley J. Grenz,” The Pacific Journal of Baptist Research 6/1 (April 2010): 65-78.
“Discerning the Spirit in the Ferment of Evangelical Ecclesiologies,” in New Perspective in Believers Church Ecclesiology, Abe Dueck, Helmut Harder, & Karl Koop, eds., (CMU Press 2010): 259-271.
“Old Testament Narrative and Christian Ethics,” in David Baker and Ward Gasque, eds., The Bible in World Christian Perspective: Studies in Honor of Carl Edwin Armerding (Regent College Publishing, 2009), 165-174.
“How to Read (Books About) The Shack,” CRUX 45/4 (Winter 2009), 28-32. “Canon and Theology: What is at Stake?” in Exploring the Origins of the Bible, Craig a.
Evans and Emanuel Tov, eds. (Baker Academic, 2008), 241-253.
“Theology and the Kingdom,” in From Biblical Criticism to Biblical Faith, William H. Brackney and Craig A. Evans, eds. (Mercer University Press, 2007), 282-293.
“Stanley J. Grenz: Generous Faith and Faithful Engagement,” Modern Theology 23/1 (January 2007): 113-121.
“Can Narrative Christology Be Orthodox?” International Journal of Systematic Theology 8/4 (October 2006): 371-381.
“The Scrolls and Christian Theology,” in Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls, John J. Collins and Craig A. Evans, eds. (Baker Academic 2006), 121-128.
“Whose Purpose? Whose Drive? Thinking Teleologically About Purpose Drivenness,” Reformation and Revival Journal 14/2 (2005): 55-65.
“Practicing Church: Evangelical Ecclesiologies at the End of Modernity,” in Community of the Word, Mark Husbands and Daniel J Treier, eds., (IVP, 2005), 59-75.
“Introduction” in School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of the New Monasticism, The Rutba House, eds. (Cascade, 2005), 1-9.
“The Peace of Creation: Recovering a Theological Balance,” CRUX XL/3 (October 2004): 1-7.