A.B., University of Texas; M.A, Rice University; Ph.D., University of Chicago


Paul Holloway is University professor of classics and ancient Christianity. He teaches courses in both the School of Theology and the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to coming to Sewanee, he was senior lecturer in New Testament and Christian origins in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in the University of Glasgow, Scotland. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the prestigious Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas.


Holloway has published articles in such journals as Harvard Theological ReviewNovum TestamentumNew Testament StudiesByzantinische ZeitschriftVetus TestamentumZeitschrift für die neutestamentliche WissenschaftEarly Christianity, and the Journal of Biblical Literature. He has written Consolation in Philippians (Cambridge 2001), Coping with Prejudice: 1 Peter in Social Psychological Perspective (Tübingen, 2009), Philippians: A Commentary (Hermeneia; Minneapolis, 2017), and has edited Women and Gender in Ancient Religions (Tübingen, 2010). He is currently preparing a monograph on Romans for the German series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament published by Mohr Siebeck, as well as a commentary on 1 Corinthians for the International Critical Commentary (ICC; ed. Christopher Tuckett, Oxford).

Research Interests

New Testament Theology
Second Temple Judaism
Letters of the Apostle Paul