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Michael Hollerich

Professor
Degree
Ph.D. University of Chicago
Office
JRC 151
Phone
(651) 962-5333
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5333
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Michael Hollerich has been a member of the Theology Department since 1993, having previously taught at Santa Clara University, Luther College, St. Mary's College, and the University of Notre Dame. His academic training is in the history of Christianity (B.A. Notre Dame, in theology; M.T.S. Harvard Divinity School, theology and church history; Ph.D. University of Chicago, History of Christianity). At St. Thomas he has taught many sections of the department's introductory course, as well as specialized courses in all periods of church history; he has also taught graduate level courses in the School of Divinity, the Catholic Studies program, and the Murray Institute. His academic publications are primarily in the early Christian period, with a secondary interest in modern German church history.  Research and teaching interests include religion and politics, especially political theology; the history of biblical interpretation; and relations between eastern and western Christianity. His most recent book is a translation of papers by the German patristics scholar Erik Peterson, Theological TractatesHis most recent publications are chapters in books, one dealing with early Christian biblical interpretation of the Roman Empire and another on Carl Schmitt, the godfather of modern political theology. He is currently finishing a book on the reception history of Eusebius of Caesarea's Ecclesiastical History, to be entitled Making Christian History: Eusebius of Caesarea and His Readers. He is co-editor, with Catherine Cory, of the third edition of the department's textbook, The Christian Theological Tradition, and co-editor, with Mark McInroy, of the new fourth edition, just published by Routledge.

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DVHS 800 - 01 Church in Age of Constantine - - - R - - - 1815 - 2115 BEC 105

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1815 - 2115

Location:

BEC 105

Course Registration Number:

43221 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Michael J. Hollerich

Schedule Details

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THEO 388 - 01 Church in Age of Constantine - - - R - - - 1815 - 2115 BEC 105

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1815 - 2115

Location:

BEC 105

Course Registration Number:

43546 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Michael J. Hollerich

The subject matter of this course, announced at https://banner.stthomas.edu/pls/banner/prod/bwckschd, will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses in historical theology. The course will consider particular historical thinkers, texts, themes, or movements and help students to develop expertise in the theological consideration and analysis of them. This course may be taken more than once. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 451 - 01 Christianity & Nazism - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 204

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 204

Course Registration Number:

10201 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Michael J. Hollerich

This course studies both Catholic and Protestant Christianity in Germany from the First World War to the end of the Second World War. The basic theme is Christianity's relationship with its host culture, and the ways in which the churches, both theologians and lay people, understood that relationship, especially in its political dimension, amidst the crises that convulsed Germany in the twenties, thirties, and forties. Attention is given both to cases that demonstrate the conflict between Christianity and culture, and to cases in which the conflict was not acknowledged, whether through defects of character, theological blind spots, or political miscalculations. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 451 - 01 Christianity & Nazism - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

21859 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Michael J. Hollerich

This course studies both Catholic and Protestant Christianity in Germany from the First World War to the end of the Second World War. The basic theme is Christianity's relationship with its host culture, and the ways in which the churches, both theologians and lay people, understood that relationship, especially in its political dimension, amidst the crises that convulsed Germany in the twenties, thirties, and forties. Attention is given both to cases that demonstrate the conflict between Christianity and culture, and to cases in which the conflict was not acknowledged, whether through defects of character, theological blind spots, or political miscalculations. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)