Bryan C. Hollon

Bryan HollonEducation

  • Ph.D., Religion, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, May 2006 
  • M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena California, August 2001
  • B.A., Religion, Baylor University, December 1991


  • Director of the Center for Christian Faith & Culture
  • 2006 - current, Professor, Malone University
  • 2004 - 2006, Instructor of Record, Baylor University
  • 1994-1998, Vice President, Hollon Oil Company, Weslaco, Texas
  • 1993-1994, Grant Writer/Research Associate, The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), Waco, Texas

Recent Scholarly Work


  • The Sacramental Word: Recovering the Bible as a Means of Grace, Manuscript in Progress
  • Everything Is Sacred: Spiritual Exegesis in the Political Theology of Henri de Lubac. Theopolitical Visions. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, October, 2008
  • Co-Editor, with Barry Harvey, Free Church, Catholic Tradition Series (Cascade Books). Published and Forthcoming books include:
  • 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)
  • Andrew Black, John W. Nevin, The Mercersburg Theology, and the Church Question, (Forthcoming)

Book Chapters

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

Invited and Peer Reviewed Journal Articles 

  • “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
  •  “History, Authority, and Interpretation: A Theology of Scripture,” Quodlibet Journal, 5 (Fall 2003)

Review Essays

Ethics of Everyday Life: Moral Theology, Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human, by Michael Banner, Christian Scholar’s Review, Fall 2015

Book Reviews

  • 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)

Teaching Assignments

  • Introduction to Christian Theology
  • History of Christian Thought
  • Christian Theology I
  • Christian Theology II
  • Spiritual Formation
  • History of Christian Thought I (Graduate Level)
  • History of Christian Thought II (Graduate Level)
  • Spiritual Formation (Graduate Level)
  • Christianity and Culture (Graduate Level)


I am a lifelong Texan, coming to Malone from Baylor University where I taught in the Department of Religion for two years before earning the Ph.D. in May of 2006. I also studied at Fuller Theological Seminary and earned the MDiv degree in 2001. My research and writing interests are primarily in constructive and philosophical theology, and especially in the mid-twentieth century French Resourcement best exemplified in the work of Henri de Lubac. I've been married to Suzanne for more than 18 years, and we have three children: Harrison, Claire, and John.