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Michael J. Wilkins

Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature

  • Post-Doctoral Study, University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, San Diego
  • Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Biola College

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Dr. Wilkins specializes in New Testament theology, Christology, and discipleship. He is author of Matthew (NIVAC); Following the Master: Biblical Theology of Discipleship; "Matthew" (ZIBBC); In His Image: Reflecting Christ in Everyday Life; and Discipleship in the Ancient World. Dr. Wilkins was co-editor of Worship, Theology and Ministry in the Early Church (Festschrift for Ralph Martin) and with J.P. Moreland, Jesus Under Fire. He published articles in the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Society of Biblical Literature, Anchor Bible Dictionary, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Discipleship Journal, and Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He is a member of the IBR Historical Jesus Study Group, and visiting professor at international schools, including University of Aberdeen, Asian Graduate School of Theology, Chongshin Theological Seminary, and Sheffield University.

Affiliations

  • Institute for Biblical Research
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • American Academy of Religion

Publications

Books
  • Gospel of Mark. Kerux: An Integrative Commentary for Proclamation-New Testament. Grand Rapids: Kregel. Projected date of publication: 2015.

  • Invitation to the New Testament: A Graduate Survey. Co-authored by Michael J. Wilkins and Alan D. Hultberg. Invitation to Theological Studies series. Grand Rapids: Kregel. Projected date of publication: 2012.

  • “First Peter: An Exegetical Commentary”. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary, New Testament, ed. Clinton E. Arnold. Zondervan. Projected date of publication: 2011.

  • The Theology of Matthew. The Biblical Theology of the New Testament series, gen. ed. Andreas J. Köstenberger. Volume One of Eight projected volumes. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. Projected date of publication: 2011.

  • The Theology of Matthew. The Biblical Theology of the New Testament series, gen. ed. Andreas J. Köstenberger. Volume One of Nine projected volumes. Grand Rapids: Zondervan. Projected date of publication: 2010.

  • Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus: A Collaborative Exploration of Context and Coherence. Edited by Darrell L. Bock and Robert L. Webb. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

  • Chinese translation of In His Image: Reflecting Christ in Everyday Life. Translated by Doris Hoo. Selangor, Malaysia, 2007.

  • Matthew. The NIV Application Commentary, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.

  • Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. ed. J.P. Moreland, Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995.

  • Jesús Bajo Sospecha: Una Respuesta a los Ataques contra El Jesús Histúrico. (Spanish translation and edition of Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus.). ed. J.P. Moreland, Estudios Teológicos, Colección Teolóica Contemporánea, 1995, Barcelona: Editorial Clie, 2003.

  • Matthew. The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary, Volume 1: Matthew, Mark, Luke. Clinton E. Arnold, gen. ed., Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002. Pp. 1-203.

Articles
  • “What Can We Know About Jesus, and How Can We Know It?,” Mishkan: A Forum on the Gospel and the Jewish People 59 (2009): 32-40.

  • “Return to Vietnam - My Story,” Biola Magazine (Summer 2009): 15.

  • “Jesus: Man, Messiah or More?” Participant in an 8-part Day of Discovery television production (February 22-April 12, 2009) and later DVD distribution filmed on location in Israel as part of the IBR Historical Jesus research group.

  • “Who Did Jesus Think He Was?,” Contending with Christianity's Critics: Answering New Atheists and Other Objectors, eds. Paul Copan and William Lane Craig (Nashville: B amp; H, 2009): 167-181.

  • “Jesus’ Healing for the Horror of War” Sundoulos (Summer 2009): 2-7.

  • “The Quest for Spirituality in the Light of Biblical Discipleship,” Knowing and Doing: Quarterly of the C.S. Lewis Society (Winter 2008) 4-7, 24.

  • “Disciple-Making for Changing Times and Changing Churches,” Enrichment 13.1 (Winter 2008) 40-46.

  • “A Tribute to Dr. Clyde Cook, President Emeritus”, Sundoulos (Spring 2008): 8-10.

  • “Matthew” notes for the English Standard Version Study Bible (Wheaton: Crossway, 2008).

  • “What Jesus Hated”, Knowing and Doing: Quarterly of the C.S. Lewis Society (Summer 2008) 4-7. Reprint of the article that originally appeared in Moody magazine, January/February 2000, pp. 28-30.

Research Interests

  • Historical and Cultural Setting of Palestine and the Gospels
  • Integration of Biblical studies and Theology with Academic Disciplines in a University Faculty Worldview
  • The Historical Jesus
  • Exegesis of the New Testament
  • Biblical Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
  • Biblical Theology
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