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Rev. Dr. Joshua Hollmann

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Dr. Hollmann teaches systematic theology, church history, philosophy, and world religions in the theology and ministry department. He also directs the annual Confessio retreat on the Lutheran Confessions at Concordia University, St. Paul. 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 Mystical Theology and Platonism in the Time of Cusanus (Brill, 2023), as well as presently writing books on Nicholas of Cusa, Teresa of Avila, and popular culture and theology. In addition, he has published numerous articles and chapters in books, as well as the entry on Nicholas of Cusa for the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (De Gruyter), and presented at many 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).

Professional Experience

  • Education Executive, LCMS Atlantic District, (2023-present)
  • Pastor, True Light Lutheran Church, New York, NY (2022-Present)
  • Vice President, LCMS Atlantic District, Region II (Metro New York) (2015-2021)
  • Faculty, Concordia College, New York, NY (2013-2021)
  • Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, New York, NY (Woodside, Queens) (2009-2021)
  • Campus Chaplain, Concordia College, New York, NY (2014-2017)
  • Associate Pastor, Ascension Lutheran Church, Montreal, Quebec (2005-2009)

Academic Credentials 

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Radboud University
  • Ph.D., Church and Ecclesiastical History, McGill University (2014)
  • MDiv, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (2005)
  • B.A., History, Theology, Valparaiso University (1999)

Academic Focus 

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

Office: AD 327

Phone: 651 603-6177

Email: [email protected]