Bill Wilder received an undergraduate degree in English and German from Guilford College and an M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He completed his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. He is the author of Echoes of the Exodus Narrative in the Context and Background of Galatians 5:18 (Peter Lang, 2001). Before coming to Charlottesville, Bill and his family spent two years in Ogbomosho, Nigeria, where Bill taught Biblical languages, history, and theology at the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary. Bill and his wife, Nicolien, have four children.
Dr Wilder's subject is:
"Conformed to the Image of His Son": Image, Sonship, and the Christian Hope
Lecture 1. A Biblical Perspective on the Image of God
Lecture 2. A Biblical Perspective on the Son of God
How do Christians know that "all things work together for good for those who love God?" Paul roots his answer in our hope to be "conformed to the image of his Son" (Rom 8:28-29). These two lectures will trace the OT themes of "image of God" and "son of God" to their climactic fulfillment in Christ and his church.