Professor of Homiletics
B.A., University of Toronto, 1972
M.Div., University of Victoria, 1979
Ph.D., University of London, 1978
On sabbatical April 2013 - Jan 2014
Office: Room 212
Tel.: (416) 585-4545
Fax: (416) 585-4516
Teaching & Research Interests
Rev. Paul Scott Wilson is Professor of Homiletics. He is an ordained minister of the United Church of Canada; has served several churches in full-time and interim capacity; and is a past president of the Academy of Homiletics. His research and teaching interests include the history of preaching, rhetoric and poetics, creativity and use of the arts, homiletical methodology, theology of and theology in preaching, and uses of narrative. He lectures and preaches widely in Canada, United States and Europe. He is a past recipient of the United Church of Canada’s Davidson Trust Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship.
EMP 2301HS: Homiletics
EMP 5302HS: Learning from the History of Preaching
He was the general editor of The New Interpreter’s Handbook of Preaching that was selected by Preaching magazine as the 2010 Preaching Book of the Year. He is the author of several books including: Setting Words on Fire: Putting God at the Center of the Sermon (2008); The Practice of Preaching, Revised Edition (2007); Broken Words: Reflections on the Craft of Preaching (2004); Preaching and Homiletical Theory (2004); God Sense: Reading the Bible for Preaching (2001); The Four Pages of the Sermon: A Guide to Biblical Preaching (1999); The Practice of Preaching (1995); A Concise History of Preaching (1992); Imagination of the Heart: New Understandings in Preaching (1988).
Academy of Homiletics (Past-President)