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Author: Bryan Hollon

I currently serve as Canon Theologian for the Anglican Diocese of the Great Lakes, Professor of Theology at Malone University, and Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute of Northeast Ohio. As a scholar, I specialize in ressourcement theology, which is best exemplified in the work of Henri de Lubac. An Anglican Priest, I planted St. John’s in Canton, Ohio and served as Rector until June of 2021.

Generally speaking, I am a proponent of the great consensual tradition that C.S. Lewis referred to as “Mere Christianity,” and my various activities tend to focus on different aspects of this tradition. My wife is Suzanne, and we met at Baylor University and were married in 1993. We have three children in their teens and twenties.

The Sacramental Word: An Essay Toward the Development of a Doctrine

Introduction My thesis is simple though two-fold. First, the doctrine of scripture remains surprisingly under-developed in Christian thinking, and while this is especially true in protestant theology, there is work to be done among Roman Catholic and Orthodox scholars as well.[1] Second the classical idea that scripture is sacramental in nature – so much so that it has been referred to as the “Sacramental Word” by reformed, catholic, and orthodox theologians – holds great promise…

For My Atheist Friends – Nominalism, Atheism, Modern Christian Confusion

A great change occurred in the late medieval era that had the effect of domesticating God, at least in the minds of some. Whereas God was understood to be transcendent and incomprehensible, but still knowable through participation, the domesticated God of modern deism, atheism, and christian fundamentalism is merely one being among others, though of greater power and proportion. Brad Gregory describes this philosophical change, which resides at the core of so much philosophical trouble. According…

On the not so “New” Atheism

In recent years, atheist critics of religion have worked hard to get their message out. Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and a host of others have published popular books attacking theistic belief, and they’ve done a nice job promoting their work via television interviews, public debates, lecture tours, and the like. Generally speaking, the arguments of the “New Atheists,” as they are often called, are not so new at all. Indeed, anyone who…