Graduate Theological Union

Arthur G. Holder

Graduate Theological Union
Professor of Christian Spirituality
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1986

PhD, Duke University, 1987
MDiv, The General Theological Seminary, 1976
AB, Duke University, 1973

Phone: 510/679-7894

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • History of Christian Spirituality
  • Christian Spirituality as an Academic Discipline
  • Anglo-Saxon Spirituality
  • Celtic Spirituality
  • Benedictine Spirituality
  • Medieval Christian Exegesis of the Song of Songs

Selected Publications

  • Bede: “On the Song of Songs” and Selected Writings, Paulist Press, 2011.
  • Christian Spirituality: The Classics, ed., Routledge, 2010.
  • Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2005.
  • Bede: A Biblical Miscellany, (with W. Trent Foley), Liverpool University Press, 1998.
  • Bede: On the Tabernacle, Liverpool University Press, 1994.
  • “The Problem with ‘Spiritual Classics’,” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, 2010.