Brief Biography

Born and reared in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, V. George Shillington immigrated to Canada as a young man. He entered into programs of education leading to a BA (English major, Wilfrid Laurier University, 1971), MDiv (Central Baptist Seminary, Toronto, now Heritage Baptist College/Seminary, Cambridge, 1972), MA, (Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, 1977), and PhD (Early Christian Literature and History, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, 1985). He has held teaching positions at Emmanuel Bible College, Kitchener (1973–1981), Concord College, affiliate of the University of Winnipeg (1981–2000), Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg (2000-2007). He is currently Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Canadian Mennonite University, and Adjunct Professor of Religion and Culture at the University of Winnipeg.

In addition to his books, Shillington has published numerous articles in journals and magazines, as well as chapters in multi-authored books.

Frequently invited to deliver sermons in various churches and other venues, professor Shillington believes the message of truth, love and justice reflected in the Bible should be given clear voice within the cultural context of contemporary societies.

George and his wife Grace have a small property in Ireland, to which they return every year in honour of the country and people that nurtured them in their formative years of life. On occasion their two sons and five grandsons have joined them as participants in the family heritage in Ireland.