Associate Dean of PhD Programs, Professor of New Testament, Wesley Harrison Chair of New Testament
Dr. Terry Wilder is passionate about the biblical languages, NT backgrounds, hermeneutics, and text-driven, expository preaching. An active churchman, he firmly believes that biblical scholarship should not be divorced from local church ministry. He often contributes papers to theological conferences, preaches and teaches in churches, leads mission trips, and speaks on ethical issues. He has written several articles and authored, coauthored, or edited a number of books including In Defense of the Bible (B&H Academic, 2013), Perspectives on Our Struggle with Sin: Three Views of Romans 7 (B&H Academic, 2011), Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul's Theology in the Pastoral Epistles (B&H Academic, 2010), The Lost Sermons of Scottish Baptist, Peter Grant: The Highland Herald (BorderStone, 2010), and Faithful to the End: An Introduction to Hebrews through Revelation (B&H Academic, 2007).
His doctoral thesis, completed under the supervision of I. Howard Marshall and Brian Rosner, was revised and published as Pseudonymity, the New Testament, and Deception: An Inquiry into Intention and Reception (University Press of America, 2004). Wilder is currently working on several volumes, including a second edition of his dissertation, Ephesians in the New American Commentary series, a NT theology, and some exegetical guides on the Greek New Testament. He is an associate editor for the biblical theology commentary series entitled, Biblical Theology for Christian Proclamation (B&H Publishing). Prior to coming to Southwestern, Wilder served for three years as Academic Acquisitions Editor for B&H Publishing Group in Nashville, Tennessee, and taught NT and Greek for 13 years at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He and his wife Denise have two sons, Ian and Aaron.