David Wilhite, Ph.D.

David Wilhite, Ph.D.
Professor of Christian Theology
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Ph.D., The University of St. Andrews
Research Interests
Early Christian History and Theology
Ancient North African Christianity
Reception of the Bible and Patristic Exegesis
Courses Taught
Christian Texts & Traditions 1
Electives in Historical Theology
Publication Highlights
  • Tertullian the African (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2007).
  • Co-author w/ Matt R. Jenson, The Doctrine of the Church (London: T&T Clark, 2010).
  • The Gospel According to Heretics (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2014).
  • Ancient African Christianity (London: Routledge, 2017).
  • Co-editor w/ Todd D. Still, Paul Among the Fathers (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2013-).
  • Co-editor w/ Bruce Longenecker, Cambridge History of Ancient Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

About Dr. Wilhite

Dr. David Wilhite is a native of Columbus, Georgia. He has served on the pastoral staff of two churches in Birmingham, Alabama, and he is frequently invited to speak, supply preach, and help as interim pastor for various churches. After living and studying in Scotland at the University of St. Andrews, he taught for two years at Seattle Pacific University. He came to Truett in the Fall of 2007, where he teaches a required course in early Christian studies, as well as other electives in historical theology.

He has written four books and, along with Truett's dean, Todd D. Still, he is co-editing a five volume series on the reception of Paul in the early church (Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 2013-). He is also one of the editors for a two-volume work on the reception of the Bible in ancient North Africa. He has also been contracted to co-edit the forthcoming Cambridge History of Ancient Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), with Bruce Longenecker.

He and his family stay busy at their "suburban paradise" taking care of the vegetable garden, a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a bearded dragon, and a small flock of laying hens. In addition to anything involving the outdoors, Dr. Wilhite is currently trying to learn to play the blues on his guitar autographed by Waylon Jennings.

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