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ahollingsworth@bpc.edu

Dr. Andrew Hollingsworth

Assistant Professor of Theology and Christian Philosophy
Online Instructional Design Specialist

Division of Christian Studies and Humanities

Education

  • PhD, Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2018
  • ThM, Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016
  • MA, Theology, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014
  • BA, Christian Studies, Mississippi College, 2011

Biography

Interesting Facts About Me

  • I’m a Blues guitarist.
  • I once made Lady Gaga’s coffee while working at a Starbucks in New Orleans.
  • I am an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.

Research Interests

  • Theological Method
  • Metaphysics and the Trinity
  • Metaphysics and the Incarnation
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Analytic Theology
  • Semiotics
  • Charles Sanders Peirce
  • Wolfhart Pannenberg

Professional Organizations/Memberships

  • Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Philosophy of Time Society
  • Society for Philosophy of Religion
  • Society for Philosophy of Time

Favorite Classes Taught at BPC

CHR 200 | Biblical Hermeneutics
CHR 300 | Special Topics in Biblical/Theological Studies
CHR 326 | Jesus of Nazareth
CHR 413 | Christian Philosophy
CHR 417 | Christian Theology

Favorite Bible Verse

Monographs

In Progress The Triune God and the Eternal Relations of Origin. Proposal under review.

2019 God in the Labyrinth: A Semiotic Approach to Christian Theology. Wipf & Stock.

 

Edited Volumes

In Progress With Theodore James Whapham. The Spirit, The Kingdom, and Ecumenism: Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Doctrine of the Church. Manuscript under peer review.

In Progress With R. T. Mullins. The Incarnation: Four Views. Studies in the Doctrine of God: Exploring Classical and Relational Theism. Cascade Books. Contributors: C. Stephen Evans, Joseph Jedwab, Andrew Ter Ern Loke, and Timothy J. Pawl. Under Contract.

2021 Theology for the Future: The Enduring Promise of Wolfhart Pannenberg. Lexington Books/Fortress Academic.

 

Refereed Articles

In Press “The Eternal Relations of Origin, Causality, and Implications for Models of God.” Religions.

In Press With R. T. Mullins. “Getting Tense About the Atonement.” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion.

In Press “The Classical Doctrine of the Eternal Processions and Creation ex Nihilo: A Metaphysical Problem.” Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie. https://doi.org/10.1515/nzsth-2023-0062.

In Press “Divine Temporalism and the Doctrine of the Eternal Processions.” Faith and Philosophy: The Journal of the Society of Christian Philosophers.

2023 “Mere Social Trinitarianism, the Eternal Relations of Origin, and Models of God.” The Journal of Analytic Theology 11 (2023). https://jat-ojs-baylor.tdl.org/jat/article/view/520.

2023 “Eschatology, the Elimination of Evil, and the Ontology of Time.” TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology 8.1 (2024). https://doi.org/10.14428/thl.v8i1.74563.

2023 “On Critiquing Social Trinitarianism: Problems with a Recent Attempt.” The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies 7.2 (Fall 2022). https://jbtsonline.org/issues/.

2022 “Thomistic Simplicity and Distinguishing the Immanent and Economic Trinities.” TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology 6.2 (2022). https://doi.org/10.14428/thl.v6i2.68223.

2022 “Towards a Doctrinal Pragmaticism: Charles S. Peirce and the Nature of Doctrine.” Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 64.2 (August 2022). https://doi.org/10.1515/nzsth-2022-0011.

2022 With Jordan L. Steffaniak. “Craig Carter on Creatio ex Nihilo and Classical Theism: Some Objections.” Philosophia Christi: The Journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society 23.2 (Winter 2021). https://doi.org/10.5840/pc202123223.

2022 “Beginning from the End: How Pannenberg’s Eschatological Ontology Can Offer a New Way to Place Jesus in the First Testament.” Irish Theological Quarterly 87.1 (January 2022). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F00211400211060645.

2021 “Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Semiotic Doctrine of the Church: A Peircean Corrective.” Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 63.4 (November 2021). https://doi.org/10.1515/nzsth-2021-0023.

2021 “Wolfhart Pannenberg, Openness to the World, and the Sensus Divinitatis.” Irish Theological Quarterly 86.3 (Fall 2021). https://doi.org/10.1177%2F00211400211017735.

2021 “Being and Doing: The Imago Dei in Semiotic Perspective.” The Global Anglican 135.1 (Spring 2021).

2021 “The Semiotic Animal and the Image of God.” Evangelical Philosophical Society Web Project: The Philosophy of Theological Anthropology. http://epsociety.org/userfiles/art-Hollingsworth%20(The%20Semiotic%20Animal%20and%20the%20Image%20of%20God).pdf.

2020 “Soteriological Speech Acts: Justification as Divine Performative.” Churchman 134.1 (Spring 2020).

2019 “Back from the Future: Divine Supercomprehension and Middle Knowledge as Ground for Retroactive Ontology.” Neue Zeitschrift für

Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie 61.4 (December 2019). https://doi.org/10.1515/nzsth-2019-0026.

2019 “Hans-Georg Gadamer and a Hermeneutics of Discipleship.” Churchman 133.2 (Summer 2019).

2018 “Ecos of Meaning: Umberto Eco’s Semiotic Theory for Theological Hermeneutics.” The Global Journal of Classical Theology 15.1 (2018).

 

Book Chapters and Chapters in Edited Works

In Progress With R. T. Mullins. “Introduction.” The Incarnation: Four Views. Studies in the Doctrine of God: Exploring Classical and Relational Theism. Cascade Books.

2021 “Signs of the Way Forward: Moving from Hermeneutic to Semiotic in Pannenberg’s Theological Method.” Theology for the Future: The Enduring Promise of Wolfhart Pannenberg. Lexington Books/Fortress Academic.

2021 “Introduction.” Theology for the Future: The Enduring Promise of Wolfhart Pannenberg. Lexington Books/Fortress Academic.

 

Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries

In Progress “Social Trinitarianism.” The St. Andrews Encyclopedia of Theology. Edited by Brendan Wolfe. Entry commissioned.

 

Book Reviews

In Progress Divine Holiness and Divine Action. By Mark C. Murphy. Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology. Oxford University Press. In Journal of Reformed Theology.

In Progress Christian Philosophy as a Way of Life: An Invitation to Wonder. By Ross D. Inman. Baker Academic, 2023. In The Global Anglican.

In Progress The Creation of Self: A Case for the Soul. By Joshua R. Farris. Iff Books, 2023. In Reviews in Religion and Theology.

In Progress Essays in Analytic Theology. 2 Volumes. By Michael C. Rea. Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology. Oxford University Press, 2021. In Religious Studies.

In Press Classical Theism: New Essays on the Metaphysics of God. Edited by Jonathan Fuqua and Robert C. Koons. Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Religion. Routledge, 2023. In Philosophia Christi: The Journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

2023 Analytic Theology and the Academic Study of Religion. By William Wood. Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology. Oxford University Press, 2021. In Philosophia Christi: The Journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society 25.1 (Summer 2023): 136-140. https://doi.org/10.5840/pc202325112

2022 Analytic Christology and the Theological Interpretation of the New Testament. By Thomas H. McCall. Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology. Oxford University Press, 2021. In Journal of Analytic Theology 10 (2022): 735-738.

2022 In Quest of the Historical Adam: A Biblical and Scientific Exploration. By William Lane Craig. Eerdmans, 2021. In The London Lyceum Ledger. https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/book-review-in-quest-of-the-historical-adam/.

2022 The Nature and Promise of Analytic Theology. By Oliver D. Crisp, James M. Arcadi, and Jordan Wessling. Brill Research Perspectives in Humanities and Social Sciences. Brill, 2019. In Philosophia Christi: The Journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society 23.2 (Winter 2021): 399-402. https://doi.org/10.5840/pc202123234

2022 Contemplating God with the Great Tradition: Recovering Trinitarian Classical Theism. By Craig A. Carter. Baker Academic, 2021. In The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies 7.1 (Spring 2022): 176-80.

2022 The T&T Clark Handbook of Analytic Theology. Edited by James M. Arcadi and James T. Turner Jr. T&T Clark, 2021. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 18.2 (Fall 2021): 288-94.

2022 Divine Agency and Divine Action: Volume III—Systematic Theology. By William J. Abraham. Oxford University Press, 2019. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 18.2 (Fall 2021): 299-306.

2021 Divine Attributes: Knowing the Covenantal God of Scripture. By John C. Peckham. Baker Academic, 2021. In The London Lyceum Ledger. https://www.thelondonlyceum.com/book-review-divine-attributes-knowing-the-covenantal-god-of-scripture/.

2021 The End of the Timeless God. By R. T. Mullins. Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology. Oxford University Press, 2016. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 18.1 (Spring 2021): 177-86.

2018 Doubt, Faith, and Certainty. By Anthony C. Thiselton. Eerdmans, 2017. In Trinity Journal 13.1 (Spring 2018): pp.128-30.

2018 Biblical Authority after Babel: Retreving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity. By Kevin J. Vanhoozer. Brazos Press, 2016. In Trinity Journal 13.1 (Spring 2018): pp.109-11.

2017 The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’s Crucifixion. By N. T. Wright. HarperOne, 2016. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 14.2 (Fall 2017): pp.59-62.

2017 Paul and the Faithfulness of God. By N. T. Wright. Fortress Press, 2013. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 14.2 (Fall 2017): pp.90-96.

2017 Systematic Theology: The Doctrine of God, Volume 1. By Katherine Sonderegger. Fortress Press, 2015. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 14.1 (Spring 2017): pp.150-53.

2017 Paul’s Divine Christology. By Chris Tilling. Eerdmans, 2015. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 14.1 (Spring 2017): pp.136-38.

2016 Systematic Theology. By Anthony C. Thiselton. Eerdmans, 2015. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 13.2 (Fall 2016): pp.176-180.

2016 The Work of Theology. By Stanley Hauerwas. Eerdmans, 2015. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 13.2 (Fall 2016): pp.183-185.

2016 The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus. By Michael F. Bird. Eerdmans, 2014. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 13.1 (Spring 2016): pp.112-114.

2016 Theology’s Epistemological Dilemma: How Karl Barth and Alvin Plantinga Provide a Unified Response. By Kevin Diller. InterVarsity Press, 2014. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 13.1 (Spring 2016): pp.114-116.

2015 Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine. By Kevin J. Vanhoozer. Westminster John Knox, 2014. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 12.2 (Fall 2015): pp.61-63.

2014 Crucified King: Atonement and Kingdom in Biblical and Systematic Theology. By Jeremy Treat. Zondervan, 2014. In Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry 11.2 (Fall 2014): pp.82-84.

 

Web Articles and Popular Pieces

2023 “Pastors Who Fail to Be Theologians Fail to Be Pastors.” Blog for Missio Mosaic: A Missional Society. https://www.missiomosaic.org/post/pastors-who-fail-to-be-theologians-fail-to-be-pastors

2023 “Will Sin and Evil Always Be a Problem?: Eschatology and the Ontology of Time.” Prosblogion: The Philosophy of Religion Blog. https://prosblogion.com/2023/06/21/will-sin-and-evil-always-be-a-problem-eschatology-and-the-ontology-of-time/

2023 “Can We Trust the Bible? The Resurrection Says Yes.” The Lecture Hall, Word by Word. https://www.logos.com/grow/hall-resurrection-and-reliability/

2020 “a priori: Andrew Hollingsworth’s Research on Semiotics and Theology.” The Logos Academic Blog. https://www.logos.com/grow/a-priori-andrew-hollingsworths-research-on-semiotics-and-theology/

2020 “My Shift from Hermeneutics to Semiotics.” Trinityhaus Center for Christian Thought. http://trinityhaus.org/blog/my-shift-from-hermeneutics-to-semiotics/

2019 “Why We Can’t Do Theology Alone.” Trinityhaus Center for Christian Thought. http://trinityhaus.org/blog/why-we-cant-do-theology-alone/

2019 “Back from the Future: Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Retroactive-Ontological Eschatology.” Trinityhaus Center for Christian Thought. http://trinityhaus.org/blog/back-from-the-future-wolfhart-pannenbergs-retroactive-ontological-eschatology/

2019 “So, You Want to Read Wolfhart Pannenberg?” Die Evangelischen Theologen, https://derevth.blogspot.com/2019/01/so-you-want-to-read-wolfhart-pannenberg.html

2018 “Systematic Theologians . . . Read Biblical Theology!” Trinityhaus Center for Christian Thought. http://trinityhaus.org/blog/systematic-theologians-read-biblical-theology/

2018 “Why Systematic Theologians Should Read More Biblical Theology.” Geaux Therefore: Blog of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. https://nobts.edu/geauxtherefore/articles/2018/SystematicTheologiansMoreBiblicalTheology.html

2018 “Waiting on the Lord . . . Again.” Trinityhaus Center for Christian Thought. http://trinityhaus.org/blog/waiting-on-the-lord-again/

2018 “What’s the Deal with Wolfhart Pannenberg?” Die Evangelischen Theologen. http://derevth.blogspot.com/2018/09/whats-deal-with-wolfhart-pannenberg.html

2018 “On Christian Beliefs.” Trinityhaus Center for Christian Thought. http://trinityhaus.org/blog/on-christian-beliefs/

2018 “On the Nature of Theology: The Science of God.” Trinityhaus Center for Christian Thought. http://trinityhaus.org/blog/on-the-nature-of-theology-the-science-of-god/

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

 

Papers Presented

2024 “Divine Minds, Fields of Force, Trinitarian Persons, and the Agency of God.” The International Wolfhart Pannenberg Symposium: Tübingen, Germany, April 2024. Proposal Accepted.

2024 With Joshua R. Farris. “Cartesian Trinitarian Persons.” 2024 Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Religion. Hilton Head, SC, March 2024. Proposal Accepted.

2023 “The Causal Nature of the Trinitarian Processions.” Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: SanAntonio, TX, November 2023.

2023 With R. T. Mullins. “Penal Substitutionary Atonement and the Ontology of Time.” Southwestern Regional Meeting for the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Fort Worth, TX, March 2023.

2023 With R. T. Mullins. “Penal Substitutionary Atonement and the Ontology of Time.” Biennial Meeting for the Baptist Association of Philosophy Teachers. Waco, TX, March 2023.

2023 “Divine Temporalism and the Eternal Processions.” 2023 Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Religion. New Orleans, LA, February 2023.

2022 “Open Theism and the Doctrine of the Eternal Processions.” Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Philosophical Society: Denver, CO, November 2022.

2022 “Social Trinitarianism and the Eternal Relations of Origin.” Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: Denver, CO, November 2022.

2022 “The Ontology of Time, the Elimination of Sin and Evil, and Eschatology.” The Helsinki Analytic Theology Workshop: Helsinki, Finland, May 2022.

2022 “Eschatology, the Elimination of Sin and Evil, and the Ontology of Time.” Southwestern Regional Meeting for the Evangelical Philosophical Society: New Orleans, LA, April 2022.

2021 “Distinguishing the Imminent and Economic Trinities, and the Problem of Divine Simplicity.” Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Philosophical Society: Ft. Worth, TX, November 2021.

2021 With Jordan L. Steffaniak. “Creation ex Nihilo and Problems with Craig Carter’s Trinitarian Classical Theism.” Southwestern Regional Meeting for the Evangelical Philosophical Society Virtual Conference: Hobbs, NM, April 2021.

2020 “The Historical Jesus and Christology from Below.” Session: The Jesus of History and the Task of Christology. Christ Among the Disciplines—An Online, Interdisciplinary Conference on Christology: Virtual Conference, November 2020. https://www.christamongthedisciplines.com/.

2020 “Whither and Why Semiotics?: A Call for Christian Philosophers and Theologians to Engage the Doctrine of Signs.” Southwestern Regional Meeting, Evangelical Philosophical Society: Dallas, TX, March 2020. Proposal Accepted but Conference Canceled due to COVID19.

2019 “Retroactive-Ontological Hermeneutics: How Eschatology Places Jesus in the First Testament.” Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: San Diego, CA, November 2019.

2019 “Back from the Future: Divine Supercomprehension and Middle Knowledge as Grounds for Retroactive-Ontological Eschatology.”

Southwestern Regional Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: New Orleans, LA, March 2019.

2018 “Towards a Theological Pragmaticism: Charles Sanders Peirce for Theological Method.” Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: Denver, CO, November 2018.

2018 “Umberto Eco and the Semiotics of Doctrine.” Southeastern Regional Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: Charleston, SC, March 2018.

2018 “The Semiotic Trinity: An Analogy from Charles Sanders Peirce.” Southwestern Regional Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: Houston, TX, March 2018.

2017 “Soteriological Speech Acts: Justification as Divine Performative.” Southwestern Regional Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: Fort Worth, TX, March-April 2017.

2016 “Ecos of Meaning: Umberto Eco’s Semiotic Theory for Theological Hermeneutics.” Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: San Antonio, TX, November 2016.

2016 “Deuteronomy, Confessions of Faith, and a Hermeneutic of Self-Involvement.” Southwestern Regional Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: Dallas, TX, April 2016.

2015 “Wolfhart Pannenberg and the Historicity of the Resurrection.” Southwestern Regional Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: New Orleans, LA, April 2015.

 

Conferences Organized and Hosted

2024 The International Wolfhart Pannenberg Symposium. Tübingen, Germany, April 2024. Organized and hosted with Theodore James Whapham, Johanne Stubbe T. Kristensen, Clement Yung Wen, and Matthias Ruf.

2022 The Inaugural Wolfhart Pannenberg Symposium. Virtual Conference, March 2022. Organized and hosted with Theodore James Whapham, Michael Canaris, and Nathaniel Samuel.

 

Panels Organized and Hosted

2023 With R. T. Mullins. “The Incarnation: Four Views.” Panel Discussion. Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Philosophical Society: San Antonio, TX, November 2023.

 

Sessions Moderated

2017 Heritage of the Reformation. Systematic Theology II. Annual Meeting for the Evangelical Theological Society: Providence, RI, November 2017.

 

GUEST LECTURES

 

2023 “Wolfhart Pannenberg.” CHR 414: Contemporary Theology. Brewton-Parker College. Invited by Dr. Michael Steinmetz.

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

 

2023 “Mere Social Trinitarianism with Andrew Hollingsworth.” Podcast Interview. The London Lyceum Podcast. 10/3/2023. https://thelondonlyceum.com/the-podcast/.

2023 “How Trinitarian Processions Affect Your Model of God.” YouTube Channel Interview. The Analytic Christian. 8/26/2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr9meVroORk&list=PLlVH-ThCazKmStWtxqvoCPP3QD_mhfCI8&index=6.

2023 “BPC Christian Studies Online – A Great Option!” Podcast Interview. Ministry Merge: The Podcast of Temple Baptist Theological Seminary of Brewton-Parker College. 8/5/2023. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bpc-christian-studies-online-a-great-option/id1659721411?i=1000623530280.

2023 “Theology and the Bible: An Interview with Dr. Andrew Hollingsworth.” Podcast Interview. The Bible (Unmuted). 8/1/2023. https://matthewhalsted.com/podcast/.

2023 “Mere Social Trinitarianism and the Eternal Relations of Origin.” Part 2. Podcast Interview. Trinities Podcast. 4/13/2023. https://trinities.org/blog/podcast-363-dr-andrew-hollingsworth-on-mere-social-trinitarianism-and-eternal-relations-of-origin-part-2/.

2023 “Mere Social Trinitarianism and the Eternal Relations of Origin.” Part 1. Podcast Interview. Trinities Podcast. 4/3/2023. https://trinities.org/blog/podcast-362-dr-andrew-hollingsworth-on-mere-social-trinitarianism-and-eternal-relations-of-origin-part-1/.

2022 With Jordan L. Steffaniak. “Craig Carter’s Classical Theism and Creation ex Nihilo.” Podcast Interview. The Reluctant Theologian Podcast. 4/12/2022. https://www.rtmullins.com/podcast/episode/31332733/ep-95-craig-carters-classical-theism-and-creation-ex-nihilo-with-andrew-hollingsworth-and-jordan-steffaniak.

2021 “Taking a Semiotic Approach to Theology.” YouTube Channel Interview. Nicholas Noyola. 2/23/2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVEHwSO8BfM.

2020 “Wolfhart Pannenberg with Andrew Hollingsworth.” Podcast Interview. The London Lyceum: A Discussion of Analytic, Baptist and Confessional Theology. 11/10/2020. https://thelondonlyceum.com/the-podcast/.

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