Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann
Associate Professor of Theology; Chair of Theology
Rev. Dr. Hollmann is Chair of the Theology Department and Associate Professor of Theology. He also serves as Director of the Stephens Initiative for Service Learning. He earned his PhD in Religious Studies at McGill University. His teaching and research interests are Christian thought and history, Christian-Muslim relations, philosophy of religion, and theology and pop culture. Dr. Hollmann has lectured and taught at universities and seminaries in India, Sudan, Canada, Turkey, Haiti, and the Philippines. He has led student-learning-service trips to Oman, Nicaragua, the Philippines, and Quebec. He also studied at Hangzhou University and the University of Cambridge. He is currently writing a second doctoral thesis on ‘Ritualizing Trust: Theological Explorations in Practice for Christian-Muslim Relations’ in the external PhD program at Radboud University in the Netherlands. He is author of The Religious Concordance: Nicholas of Cusa and Christian-Muslim Dialogue (Brill, 2017), editor of Nicholas of Cusa and the Making of the Early Modern World (Brill, 2019), and presently writing Theology and Wes Anderson for the Theology and Pop Culture Series with Lexington Books and Fortress Academic. In addition, he has published articles and chapters in books, and presented at numerous academic conferences. He is recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Doctoral Research Fellowship and other awards, notably, Concordia College New York’s Nehemiah Award for Service (2019). Rev. Dr. Hollmann was campus chaplain of Concordia College New York (2014-2017). He pastored a multicultural Lutheran congregation in Montreal (2005-2009), and since 2009 has served as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in New York City (Woodside, Queens). He is also Vice President of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod for metro New York.
PhD, McGill University; MDiv, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis; BA, Valparaiso University