Shawn Wilhite, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of New Testament
Office Phone: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: Office Hours: By Appointment
|Ph.D.||Historical and Theological Studies (Patristics)||Durham University||2023|
|Ph.D.||New Testament||Southern Baptist Theological Seminary||2017|
|Th.M.||Theological and Historical Studies (Patristics)||Southern Baptist Theological Seminary||2017|
|B.A.||Christian Studies||California Baptist University||2006|
Additional post-graduate studies at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
My primary field of research is New Testament, Early Christianity, and Patristic thought. These interests include the Christian Scriptures, early Christian origins, and Patristic theology and spirituality.
My current research concerns Cyril of Alexandria’s Trinitarian theology and use of Scripture as a pro-Nicene theologian.
My teaching and adjacent interests include: hermeneutics, history of interpretation, Late Roman Empire, Classical Greek and Latin Literature, and Historical Jesus Research.
Research, Presentations, & Publications
Selected Book Publications:
The Didache: An Introductory Commentary. Apostolic Fathers Commentary Series 1. Cascade Books, 2019.
“One of Life and One of Death”: Apocalypticism and the Didache’s Two Ways. Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics 70. Gorgias Press, 2019.
Apostolic Fathers Greek Reader. Vols. 1–6 Glossa House, 2015–2019.
Patrick of Ireland: His Life and Impact. Coauthored with Michael A.G. Haykin and Aaron Matherly. Christian Focus, 2014.
Selected Chapter and Article Publications:
“‘The Son is one in essence (homoousion) with the Father’: Athanasius of Alexandria’s Trinitarian Theology,” In The Doctrine of the Trinity: Retrieving Nicene Orthodoxy for Renewal Today, edited by Matthew Barrett. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2023.
“The Beatific Vision and Augustine: Happiness and Beatific Enjoyment in Seeing God.” Credo Magazine 13, no. 3 (2022).
“‘Was it Not the Only Begotten that was Speaking Long Ago”: Cyril of Alexandria’s Christological Exegesis in His Commentary on Hebrews (Heb. 1:1–2).” Studia Patristica 129 (2021): 39–50.
“What Does it Mean to be ‘Pro-Nicene’? The Development of Pro-Nicene Theology.” Credo Magazine 10, no. 4 (2020).
“Thirty-Five Years Later: A Summary of Didache Scholarship Since 1983” in Currents in Biblical Research 17, no. 3 (June 2019): 266–305.
“‘Is the Lord of Two Angels?’: Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho and His Pneumatological Christian Readings” in Evangelical Quarterly 90, no. 2 (2019): 164–81.
Didache: A Handbook on the Greek Text. Baylor Handbook on the Greek Apostolic Fathers. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, forthcoming 2028.
The Care of Souls as the Art of Arts: Contemporary Pastoral Ministry and the Patristic Tradition. Co-authored with Coleman M. Ford. Crossway, forthcoming 2024.
Nicaea for Today: an exploration of the history, theology and practicality of Nicene Christology. Co-authored with Coleman M. Ford. B&H Publishing, forthcoming 2025.
Church Membership & Activities
Redeemer Baptist Church