The Rev. Dr. David MacLachlan

Associate Professor of New Testament

David MacLachlan
Apocalyptic, Paul, Jewish-Christian relations
Tel: 902-496-7941
United Church of Canada


Dr. MacLachlan earned a BA (University of Toronto); an MDiv (Emmanuel College, Toronto); and DTheol (Basel). His thesis supervisor was Markus Barth. His specialties are the Revelation to John, the Apostle Paul, and Jewish and early Christian apocalyptic. His interests include Biblical theology and the relationship of the Bible to Systematic Theology, Jewish-Christian dialogue, and interfaith/ecumenical dialogue. He served with United Church of Canada congregations in Nova Scotia prior to serving with at AST, and has chaired The United Church of Canada’s Committee for Theology and Faith, including the time in which it produced the The Authority and Interpretation of Scripture.


  • “Like Son, Like Father: Reflections on the Influence of Markus Barth on Karl Barth’s Thinking about Baptism.” Journal of Reformed Theology 14 (2020): 1-16.
  • Barth in Conversation, Vol. 1, 1959-1962; Vol. 2, 1963 (trans.) (Westminster John Knox, 2017, 2018).
  • “The Kind of Unity the New Testament Reveals.” Touchstone 32, no. 2 (June 2014)
  • “Apocalypse.” In Dictionary of Bible and Western Culture, ed. Beavis and Gilmour (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012)