Faculty


Shawn Wilhite

Shawn J. Wilhite, Th.M.

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies

Office Phone: (951) 343-2196
Email: swilhite@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: By Appointment

Education

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Th.M. New Testament Master's Seminary 2012
M.Div. Master's Seminary 2010
B.A. Christian Studies California Baptist University 2006

Additional Education

Ph.D. Candidate in New Testament, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Th.M. Candidate in Patristics and Historical Studies, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Additional post-graduate studies at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

New Testament and Early Christian Origins, Early Christianity and Patristic Studies, Early Christian Hermeneutics and History of Interpretation, Book of Hebrews, Apostolic Fathers, Greek Studies, Historigoraphy and Historical Jesus Research

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Chair of Latin Dept., Sayers Classical Academy, Louisville KY (2012–2015)

Assistant Teacher, Boyce College in Louisville KY (2014–2015)

Research, Presentations, and Publications

      Books

The Didache: A Theological and Historical Commentary. Coauthored with Michael A.G. Haykin. Pickwick Publishers, (forthcoming, 2017).

Apostolic Fathers Greek Reader. Edited with Brian Renshaw. Glossa House, 2015.

“I am Patrick”: The Life and Theology of Patrick of Ireland. Coauthored with Michael A.G. Haykin and Aaron Matherly. Christian Focus, 2014.

 

      Chapters, Articles, or Individual Works

“Revisiting the Historical Present: John 13 as a Test Case for the Prominence of Discourse Features,” in Trinity Journal (Forthcoming 2015—accepted).

“‘That we too Might be Imitators of Him’: The Martrydom of Polycarp as Imitatio Christi,” in Churchman (Winter 2015)            

“The Didache—An Introduction.” In Apostolic Fathers Greek Reader. Coauthored with Michael A.G. Haykin, edited by Shawn J. Wilhite and Brian Renshaw. Glossa House, Forthcoming. (Under Contract)

“The Didache” and “Martyrdom of Polycarp.” In Apostolic Fathers Greek Reader. Coauthored with Brian Renshaw, edited by Shawn J. Wilhite and Brian Renshaw. Glossa House, Forthcoming. (Under Contract)

“Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Hebrews, and Revelation,” in Vulgate Interlinear Project (Faithlife 2016).

“An ‘Unspeakably Narrow Discipline’: Martin Hengel and the Need for Interdisciplinary Scholarship,” co-authored with Coleman Ford, Fides et Humilitas: The Journal for Ancient Christian Studies Issue 3 (Winter 2016): 1–6.

“Editorial: Scholars in Dialogue: A Banquet of Interdisciplinary Influence,” co-authored with Coleman Ford, Fides et Humilitas: The Journal for Ancient Christian Studies Issue 2 (Summer 2015): 1–3.

“Apostolic Constitutions and Canons,” “Didache–Critical Issues,” and “Papias.” In Lexham Bible Dictionary, edited by John D. Barry. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2015.

“Review Article: Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews by David Moffitt,” Fides et Humilitas: The Journal for Ancient Christian Studies Issue 1 (Winter 2014): 72–83.

“What is Ancient Christianity,” co-authored with Coleman Ford, Fides et Humilitas: The Journal for Ancient Christian Studies Issue 1, no. 1 (Winter 2014): 1–6.

           

      Edited Volumes           

            Series co-editor with Brian Renshaw. Apostolic Fathers Greek Reader, Glossa House, 2015.

            Editor-in-Chief. Fides et Humilitas: The Journal for Ancient Christian Studies Issue 1–2.

 

      Reviews

Forthcoming review of The Paul Debate: Critical Questions for Understanding the Apostle by N. T. Wright in Southern Baptist Journal of Theology

Forthcoming review of You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews by Amy L. B. Peeler in Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Forthcoming review of The Myth of Rebellious Angels: Studies in Second Temple Judaism and New Testament Texts by Loren T. Stuckenbruck in The Journal of Theological Studies

Forthcoming review of The Didache: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity edited by Jonathan A. Draper and Clayton N. Jefford in Bulletin of Biblical Research

Forthcoming review of A Theology of Mark’s Gospel: Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God by David E. Garland in Southern Baptist Journal of Theology

Forthcoming review of The King and His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and new Testaments by Thomas R. Schreiner in Biblical Theology Bulletin

Forthcoming review of Faith and the Faithfulness of Jesus in Hebrews by Matthew C. Easter in Biblical Theology Bulletin

Forthcoming review of Christian Theology and Its Institutions in the Early Roman Empire: Prolegomena to a History of Early Christian Theology by Christoph Markschies, trans. Wayne Coppins in Southern Baptist Journal of Theology

Forthcoming review of A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir by Thomas C. Oden in Journal of Baptist Studies

Forthcoming review of The Genre and Development of the Didache by Nancy Pardee in Trinty Journal

Forthcoming review of Augustine’s Theology of Preaching by Peter T. Sanlon in Trinity Journal

Forthcoming review of Ancient Christian Worship: Early Church Practices in Social, Historical, and Theological Perspective by Andrew B. McGowan in Trinity Journal

Forthcoming review of The Theology of Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works by Matthew Levering in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.

Review of Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Texts and Traditions edited by Pierluigi Piovanelli and Tony Burke in Fides et Humilitas Issue 3 (Winter 2016): 152–55.

Review of Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life by Peter W. Martens in Fides et Humilitas Issue 2 (Summer 2015): 77–81.

Review of Cyril of Alexandria’s Trinitarian Theology of Scripture by Matthew R. Crawford in Fides et Humilitas Issue 2 (Summer 2015): 61–64.

Review of The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus by Michael F. Bird in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 18, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 151–54.

Review of Union with Christ in the New Testament by Grant Macaskill, in Journal of Evangelical Theological Society 57, no. 4 (December 2014): 844–47.

Review of For Whom Did Christ Die? The Extent of the Atonement in Paul’s Theology by Jarvis J. Williams for Books at a Glance (August 4, 2014).

Review of Canon Revisited: Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books by Michael J. Kruger, in Trinity Journal 35, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 159–61.

Review of The Early Text of the New Testament edited by Charles E. Hill and Michael J. Kruger, in Midwestern Journal of Theology 13, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 195–99.

Review of Jesus, Criteria, and the Demise of Authenticity edited by Chris Keith and Anthony Le Donne, in Midwestern Journal of Theology 13, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 186–88.

Review of Paul and the Faithfulness of God. Vol 4 of Christian Origins and the Question of God by N.T. Wright for Books at a Glance (May 3, 2014).      

Review of Apocalyptic Imagination in the Gospel of Mark: The Literary and Theological Role of Mark 3:22–30 by Elizabeth E. Shively, in IBR: Bulletin of Biblical Research 23, no. 3 (2013): 429–31.

Review of The Didache: A Window on the Earliest Christians by Thomas O’Loughlin, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 94–95.

Review of Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church by Michael Haykin, in The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 17, no. 2 (Summer 2013): 93–94.

Review of Stop Asking Jesus Into your Heart: How to Know for Sure You are Saved by J.D. Greear for The Gospel Coalition Book Reviews (February 2013).

 

      Popular Articles

“7 Ways to Care for your Pastor,” The Gospel Coalition (Feb 11, 2016). https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/7-ways-to-care-for-your-pastor

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

      2016

May 26–28: North American Patristics Society. Chicago, IL. “‘Bless those who Curse You’: Persecution and Martyrdom as it Shapes Christian Identity in the Didache

April 15: Evangelical Theological Society Far West Region. San Diego, CA. “Is the Didache an Apocalyptic Anomaly?” How the Didache’s Two-Way Tradition Alters Early Christian Tradition”

March 13–14: Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Coast Regional Meeting. Claremont, CA. “‘There are two ways of life’: The Didache and Apocalyptic Alteration in Early Christianity”

 

      2015

Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. “Atonement and Cultic Cosmology: Reception of Heavenly Atonement in Origen of Alexandria’s Reading of Hebrews”

Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. “The Reception of Biblical Traditions in the Didache: The Social and Hermeneutical Effect of Received Traditions”

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Housh Talk. Louisville, KY. “‘The Day of Atonement Remains for Us Until the Sun Sets’: Origen of Alexandria’s Reading of Hebrews and the Perpetual Heavenly Day of Atonement”

Andrew Fuller Center Conference. Louisville, KY. “Didache, Martyrdom, and Christian Identity: The Ethical Motifs and Apocalyptic Vision of Persecution and Martyrdom in the Didache as it Shapes Christian Identity”

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 2015 Summer Greek Reading Group: The Letters of Ignatius Class Lecture. “Ignatius of Antioch: An Historical and Thematic Introduction”

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Housh Talk. Louisville, KY.“‘The Lord will come with all His Saints’: The Reception of Zechariah 14 in Didache 16 as a Martyrological Paraenetic”

Evangelical Theological Society Midwest Regional Meeting. Chicago, IL.  “Atonement in the Heavenly Holy of Holies: Early Reception of Hebrews and Atonement in Origen of Alexandria”

 

      2014

Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. “Revisiting the Historical Present: John 13 as a Test Case for the Prominence of Discourse Features”

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. “The Martyrdom of Polycarp as Imitatio Christi: A Pedagogical Reshaping of Poycarp’s Passion for Ethical Imitation”

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Housh Talk. Louisville, KY. “Discourse Features and the Historical Present”

March 21–22: Evangelical Theological Society Southeast Regional Meeting. Birmingham, AL. “Revisiting the Historical Present: John 13 as a Test Case for the Prominence of Discourse Features”

 

      2013

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Housh Talk. Louisville, KY. “Did Early Communities Have a Pauline Reading of Hebrews?”

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2011–        Evangelical Theological Society    

2013–        North American Patristics Society

2013–        Society of Biblical Literature