Dr. Carl R. Holladay, Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament

Dr. Carl R. Holladay

Dr. Holladay's current research focuses on Luke-Acts; Hellenistic Judaism, or Judaism in the Greco-Roman world; and Christology. His work joins classical academic scholarship and professional application, as evidenced by his writing. He is the single author of seven books, including A Critical Introduction to the New Testament: Interpreting the Message and Meaning of Jesus Christ (2005), a text widely used in theological education, and Commentary on First Corinthians, which has been translated into French. He co-authored Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner's Handbook, now in its third edition and translated into Korean; Preaching the New Common Lectionary; and Preaching Through the Christian Year.  

Dr. Holladay has received several prestigious fellowships and professional honors, including a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, a Luce Fellowship, and a Festschrift titled Scripture and Traditions: Essays on Early Judaism and Christianity in Honor of Carl R. Holladay (2008).

In addition to serving on editorial boards for multiple scholarly journals, Dr. Holladay is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory and a popular lecturer at colleges and universities throughout the globe. He is an ordained minister in the Church of Christ.


Dr. Carl R. Holladay
Candler School of Theology
Emory University
1531 Dickey Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States
Phone: 404.727.4017
Fax: 404.727.2494
Email: theocrh@emory.edu