• Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • Th.M., Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Whitworth College
  • B.D., Fuller Theological Seminary


With degrees in History, Church History and Theology, Dr. Wilshire has taught at the University of Southern California, Wagner College, New York City, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota and for 25 years at Biola University. He has published in many books, series, and journals including The Journal of Biblical Literature, New Testament Studies, New Scholasticism, the Classical Journal and the Evangelical Quarterly. He has taught in a Graduate Program for Parish Clergy and Religious, Has been the pastor of three churches and has been the invited speaker at various conferences and churches.


  • Phi Alpha Theta, International History Honor Society (Faculty Advisor)
  • Scholars Studying at Oxford (Faculty Advisor)
  • Conference Speaker, "Feather in God's Breath, : Hildegard 900 Years Later." California State University, San Bernardino, CA
  • Invited Speaker, Conference, "Parchment and Politics, Writing, Images and Authority in the Middle Ages." Fordham University, New York, New York.
  • Member of the Clergy Team, Western Minnesota Cooperative Parish, 1972-1979.
  • Minister-in-covenant (for ministry at Biola University), Hillcrest Congregational Church, La Habra Heights, Calif. 1972 to present.


  • “Thomas Aquinas: Interpreter of the Faith.” A.D. Magazine, 3, no. 11, 1974. Pp. 60-63.

  • “Was Canonical Luke Written in the Second Century? - A Continuing Discussion.” New Testament Studies, Cambridge University Press, 20, 1974. Pp. 246-253.

  • “Did Ammianus Marcellinus Write a Continuation of Tacitus?” The Classical Journal, 68, no. 3, 1973. Pp. 221-227.

  • “Notice of Edited Latin Texts in Bibliography of Editions and Translations in Progress of Medieval Texts.” Speculum, 48, no. l, 1973. Pp. 194.

  • “Boniface of Savoy, Carthusian and Archbishop of Canterbury,1207-1270.” Analecta Cartusiana 31, Salzburg, Austria: University of Salzburg, 1977.

  • “I Timothy 2:12 Revisited: A Reply to Paul W. Barnett and Timothy J. Harris.” The Evangelical Quarterly, (Carlisle, England), 65:1, 1993. Pp. 43-55.

  • “The Servant City: A New Interpretation of the 'Servant of the Lord' in Deutero-Isaiah.” Journal of Biblical Literature 94, no. 3, 1975. Pp. 356-367.

  • Abstract of the above article, Index to Religious Periodical Literature, 12, no. 2, 1975. P. 215.

  • “The Condemnations of 1277 and the Intellectual Climate of the Early University.” The Intellectual Climate of the Early University, Studies in Medieval Culture, 39, Nancy Van Deusen ed., Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications Western Michigan University, 1997. Pp. 151-193.

  • “The Oxford Condemnations of 1277 and the Intellectual Life of the Thirteenth-Century Universities. Including the first published English Translation of the Oxford Condemnations of 1277.” Aspecturs et Affectus, Essays and Editions in Grosseteste and Medieval Intellectual Life in Honor of Richard C. Dales, Gunar Freibergs, ed., New York: AMS Press 1992. Pp. 113-124.

  • “Jerusalem as the 'Servant City' in Isaiah 40-66: Reflections in the Light of Further Study of Cuneiform Literature.” The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature: Scripture in Context III, William W. Hallo, Bruce W. Jones, and Gerald L. Mattingly, eds., Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1990. Pp. 233-260.

  • “The TLG Computer and Further Reference to 'authenteo' in I Timothy 2:12.” New Testament Studies, Cambridge University Press 34, 1988. Pp. 120-134.

  • “Were the Oxford Condemnations of 1277 Directed Against Aquinas?” New Scholasticism, The Journal of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, Aquinas Septicentenary Issue 1274-1974, 48, no. l, 1974. Pp. 125-132.

  • Abstract of the above article, The Philosopher's Index, 8, no. 2, 1974. Pp. 716.

Byline Dictionary Entries
  • “Mainline Churches” “Congregationalism” “Church Government: Congregational” “The United Church of Christ” “The Congregational Christian Conference” “L. Nelson Bell” Dictionary of Christianity in America, Ried, Linder, Shelley and Stout, eds., Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1990.

  • “Church” “Protestantism” “Calvinism” “Baptists” “Arminianism” “Scofield Reference Bible” Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism, Brasher, Brenda, ed., New York: Routledge, 2001.

  • “Ambrose, Saint” “Prudentius, Aurelius Clemens” Encyclopedia of the Ancient World, Thomas J. Sienkewicz, ed., Pasadena: Salem Press, 2001.

  • “Congregationalism” “L. Nelson Bell” Dictionary of the Presbyterian & Reformed Tradition in America, D. G. Hart, gen. ed., Mark A. Knoll, consulting ed., Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1999.

  • “Bela Bates Edwards” “Daniel Poor” “Jotham Sewall” “Edward Norris Kirk” “Joshua Huntington” “Elias Cornelius” “Calvin Chapin” “Samuel Munson” The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography: 1730-1860, Donald L. Lewis, ed., Oxford: Basil Blackwell Limited, 1995.

  • “Søren Aabye Kierkegaard” Research Guide to European Historical Biography, VI, Washington D.C.: Beacham Publishing Co., 1993. Pp. 3559-3573.

Research Interests

  • Medieval History
  • Ancient History
  • Renaissance and Reformation
  • Biblical Studies

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Church History
  • History
  • Theology
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