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The Very Rev’d Canon Dr. Bryan C. Hollon

Dean & President
Professor of Theology

The Very Rev’d Canon Dr. Bryan C. Hollon

Ph.D. – Religion – 2006
-Baylor University, Texas

MDiv – 2001
– Fuller Theological Seminary, California

He is the author of Everything is Sacred: Spiritual Exegesis in the Political Theology of Henri de Lubac (Cascade Books, 2008) as well as numerous book chapters, journal, and magazine articles. Dr. Hollon was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church in North America in 2015. In 2017, he planted and pastored St. John’s Anglican Church in Canton, Ohio until a full-time Rector was called in May of 2021.

Dean & President
Professor of Theology

The Very Rev’d Canon Dr. Bryan C. Hollon

Ph.D. – Religion – 2006
-Baylor University, Texas

MDiv – 2001
– Fuller Theological Seminary, California

He is the author of Everything is Sacred: Spiritual Exegesis in the Political Theology of Henri de Lubac (Cascade Books, 2008) as well as numerous book chapters, journal, and magazine articles. Dr. Hollon was ordained a priest in the Anglican Church in North America in 2015. In 2017, he planted and pastored St. John’s Anglican Church in Canton, Ohio until a full-time Rector was called in May of 2021.

Research Interests

Dr. Hollon is a proponent of the great consensual tradition that C.S. Lewis referred to as “Mere Christianity,” and as a scholar, he specializes in Ressourcement theology, which is best exemplified in the work of Henri de Lubac.

Workshops, Lectures, & Retreats

A professor of theology for nearly 20 years, Dr. Hollon has experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. As Resident Theologian for the C.S. Lewis Institute, he gave public lectures, workshops, and retreat talks on a variety of topics, including:

  • The Abolition of Man, by C.S. Lewis
  • Letters to Malcolm, by C.S. Lewis
  • Lessons for the Church from Life Together, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Fall & Redemption in the Confessions of St. Augustine
  • The Theology & Practice of Prayer
  • Sacramental Theology in the Anglican Tradition
  • The Ministry of Catechesis
  • Christian Theology & Identity Politics

Publications & Research

Dr. Hollon is a proponent of the great consensual tradition that C.S. Lewis referred to as “Mere Christianity,” and as a scholar, he specializes in Ressourcement theology, which is best exemplified in the work of Henri de Lubac.

BOOK AUTHORED

  • Everything Is Sacred: Spiritual Exegesis in the Political Theology of Henri de Lubac. Theopolitical Visions. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, October, 2008

SERIES CO-EDITOR

  • Co-Editor, with Barry Harvey, of the Free Church, Catholic Tradition Series (Cascade Books).
  • Jeff Carey, Free Churches and the Body of Christ: Authority, Unity, Truthfulness (2013)
  • Scott Bullard, Re-Membering the Body: The Lord’s Supper and Ecclesial Unity in Free Church Traditions(2013)
  • Derek Hatch, Thinking with the Church (2018)

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Mystical Theology’, in T&T Clark Companion to Henri de Lubac, ed. Jordan Hillebert (London: T&T Clark, 2016).

POPULAR AND REFERREED ARTICLES

  •  “Catechesis: The Classic Approach to Christian Formation”, Knowing & Doing, (March 2019)
  • “Sacramental Realism and the Powers: A Reconsideration of de Lubac’s Eucharistic Theology,” Ashland Theological Journal, (2011): 21-32
  • “Knowledge of God as Assimilation and Participation: An essay on Biblical Epistemology and Theological Pedagogy, Perspectives in Religious Studies (Spring 2011): 85-106
  • “Saint Benedict in the City,” Christian Reflection, 20 (Summer 2006): 37-42
  • “Is the Epistle to Diognetus an Apology?” Journal of Communication and Religion, 29 (Spring 2006): 127-146

REVIEW ESSAYS

  • Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human, by Michael Banner, Christian Scholar’s Review, Spring 2016

BOOK REVIEWS

  • “The Political Dialogue of Nature and Grace: Toward a Phenomenology of Chaste Anarchism,” by Caitlin Smith Gilson, Modern Theology, October 2016
  • “The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss,” by David Bentley Hart, Christian Scholar’s Review, Summer 2014.
  • “Secret Faith in the Public Square: An Argument for the Concealment of Christian Identity,” by Jonathan Malesic, Christian Scholar’s Review, Spring 2010
  • “Participatory Biblical Exegesis: A Theology of Biblical Interpretation,” by Matthew Levering. Pro Ecclesia, 2010
  • “The Possibility of Christian Philosophy: Maurice Blondel at the Intersection of Theology and Philosophy,” by Adam C. English. Perspectives in Religious Studies, Fall 2009
  • “De Lubac: A Guide for the Perplexed,” by David Grumett. Pro Ecclesia, 2009
  • “Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love,” by David Ford. Christian Higher Education, 2009
  • “Reading Augustine: A Guide to the Confessions,” by Jason Byassee. Teaching Theology and Religion, October, 2008
  • “The Spirit of Early Christian Thought,” by Robert Wilken; Augustine and Modernity, by Michael Hanby; Being Reconciled, by John Milbank. Perspectives in Religious Studies, Volume 31 Number 3 (Fall 2004)