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Dr. Dennis Hollinger

  • President, Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics

First Year at Gordon-Conwell:

2008

Degrees:

  • Dip. (Moody Bible Institute)
  • B.A. (Elizabethtown College)
  • M.Div. (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
  • M.Phil., Ph.D. (Drew University)
  • Postdoctoral Studies (Oxford University)

Publications:

  • The Meaning of Sex: A Framework for the Moral Life (Baker Books, 2009)
  • Head, Heart, and Hands: Bringing Together Christian Thought, Passion and Action (InterVarsity Press, 2005)
  • Choosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World (Baker Books, 2002)
  • Individualism and Social Ethics: An Evangelical Syncretism (University Press of America, 1983)

Expertise:

Apologetics, Theological Education, Homosexuality, Abortion, Medical Ethics, Culture, Pastoral Ministry, Bioethics, Pastoral Leadership, Evangelicalism, Medically Assisted Suicide, Human Sexuality, Environmental Ethics, Justice

Biography:

Dennis Hollinger is President and the Colman M. Mockler Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA. Prior to assuming his present role in 2008 he served as President and Professor of Christian Ethics at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA.

Over the years Dennis has served in administrative, pastoral and seminary teaching ministries, including Vice Provost at Messiah College, Pastor of the Washington Community Fellowship on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and Associate Professor of Church & Society at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York. He has served as an adjunct or visiting professor at several seminaries internationally, including Moscow Theological Seminary in Russia, Union Biblical Seminary in India, and the Eastern European Seminary for Evangelical Leadership in Ukraine. He is also a visiting professor of Christian Ethics at Trinity International University, in the graduate program in Bioethics.

Dennis is a frequent speaker in churches, pastors’ conferences, seminaries, colleges and academic forums. He is the author of four books, including The Meaning of Sex: Christian Ethics and the Moral Life (Baker), Head, Heart, Hands: Bringing Together Christian Thought, Passion and Action (InterVarsity Press), and Choosing the Good: Christian Ethics in a Complex World (Baker). He has authored nearly seventy articles, mostly in ethics (including bioethics), church and society, and preaching, and has served as the co-editor for the Eerdmans book series, Critical Issues in Bioethics. He is a board member for the National Association of Evangelicals, Hope International, and on the board of reference for the CS Lewis Institute in Washington, DC. Dennis is a Distinguished Fellow with the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Bannockburn, IL, and for many years was a member of the Health Care Ethics Committee at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA.

Dennis received the B.A. from Elizabethtown College, the M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, the M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Drew University, and did post-doctoral studies at Oxford University. He and his wife, Mary Ann, live in Beverly, MA, and have two adult daughters, Daphne (married to Ryan Fowler) and Naphtali (married to Nathan Mitten), who are the parents of their three grandchildren. Mary Ann serves as Special Assistant to the Seminary for Global Education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

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