Christopher T. Holmes

Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament and Louisville Chris HolmesInstitute Postdoctoral Fellow

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Whitworth University; Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Princeton Seminary; Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament (PhD.), Emory University

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Christopher T. Holmes is a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament. After growing up in Colorado Springs, Dr. Holmes earned a dual degree (B.A.) in religion and Spanish at Whitworth University and then completed the M.Div. degree at Princeton Theological Seminary. He comes to McAfee from Emory University where he received a Ph.D. in New Testament.

Dr. Holmes’s research interests include the Epistle to the Hebrews, Paul’s letters, the history of New Testament interpretation, and New Testament theology. His current writing project, emerging from research related to his dissertation, explores the intersection of language and religious experience, especially as it relates to the Epistle to the Hebrews.

Dr. Holmes has gained teaching experience in a variety of settings, offering classes at Emory College, Candler School of Theology, and the United Methodist’s Course of Study Program at Emory University. In addition, Dr. Holmes has taught adult education classes at several churches in the Greater Atlanta Area and is a candidate for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Dr. Holmes is an aspiring reader of fiction and poetry, a confounded (and tired) parent of two great kids, a recovering collegiate athlete, an experimenting cook, and an inconsistent viewer of college football and basketball. His wife, Jenelle, earned her M.Div. from Candler School of Theology and is on the pastoral staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church.