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Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Dr. Hollmann teaches systematic theology, Lutheran doctrine, church history, philosophy, and world religions in the theology and ministry department. From 2013-2021, Dr. Hollmann was theology faculty and chair of the theology department (2014-2021) at Concordia College New York. In 2014, Dr. Hollmann earned his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Religious Studies of McGill University. 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 Ph.D. 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, and Praying with Teresa of Avila for Lexham Press. In addition, he has published articles and chapters in books, and presented at numerous international academic conferences. 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 is also the 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 was associate pastor at Ascension Lutheran Church, a multicultural Lutheran congregation in Montreal (2005-2009), and from 2009-2021 served as sole pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in New York City (Woodside, Queens). He was also Vice President of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod for metro New York (2015-2021).

Academic Credentials 

Ph.D., McGill University 

Ph.D. Candidate, Radboud University

MDiv, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

BA, Valparaiso University


Academic Focus 

Systematic theology, Christian thought and history, Christian-Muslim relations, philosophy of religion, theology and pop culture


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