Victor Shepherd

Dr. Victor Shepherd

Professor Emeritus of Theology

 Email: vshepherd [at]

Academic Credentials

STD (honoris causa), Roberts Wesleyan College, 1995
ThD, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1978
Post-graduate studies in New Testament, University of Aberdeen, 1973-1974
BD, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1970
MA, University of Toronto, 1969
BA, University of Toronto, 1965


Dr. Shepherd is Professor Emeritus of Theology specialising in Systematic Theology, Reformation Studies, Historical Theology, John Wesley, Philosophy and Jewish-Christian Relations. He is also Adjunct Professor at Trinity College and Wycliffe College, University of Toronto where he supervises doctoral students. In 2005 he was made Professor Ordinarius of The University of Oxford, U.K.

Author of 11 books (The Nature and Function of Faith in the Theology of John Calvin, Seasons of Grace, So Great A Cloud of Witnesses, Ponder and Pray, Making Sense of Christian Faith, Witnesses to the Word [translated into Turkish in 2004], Our Evangelical Faith [translated into Chinese in 2008], Do You Love Me?—And Other Questions Jesus Asks, Interpreting Martin Luther: An Introduction to His Life and Thought, A Ministry Dearer than Life, Mercy Immense and Free), numerous audio-sets of lectures, as well as over three hundred articles, he has addressed learned societies both in Canada and abroad, including the North American Calvin Studies Society and the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. Twice he has been invited to the International Calvin Studies Colloquium, a gathering of the world's best one hundred Calvin scholars. He is a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Canada.

Dr. Shepherd is teaching a course on Theology and the Public Square in the Spring Summer 2024 semester.

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