Professor Glenn S. Holland, Ph.D.

Professor Glenn S. Holland
  • Allegheny College
  • University of Chicago
To learn about religion is to learn about what motivates and inspires people at the most basic level, leading them to look beyond the everyday business of life to something more meaningful and ultimately more satisfying.

Dr. Glenn S. Holland is the Bishop James Thoburn Professor of Religious Studies at Allegheny College. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University, his M.A. in Theology from the University of Oxford, and his Ph.D. in the Bible and New Testament Studies from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. Professor Holland is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the Thoburn Chair in Religious Studies in 1992, and the Divisional Professorship in Humanities at Allegheny College in 2003. Professor Holland wrote and edited several books, including Philodemus and the New Testament World and Divine Irony, a study of irony as the adoption of the divine perspectives on events in the human world. Professor Holland is a contributor and assistant editor for the award-winning journal Common Knowledge.

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"Professor Holland is well-spoken, articulate, and very organized, and has the driest sense of humor of any Great Courses prof that I have heard - which is a good thing!"

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4 Courses and Sets

  1. Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Glenn S. Holland
    3.8 out of 5
    56% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (58)
    Starting at £39.99 Starting at £39.99 £99.99 £39.99£99.99
    How did ancient people cope with the overwhelming mysteries of the universe? This course uses ancient texts and archaeological evidence to explore the religious cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world, from the earliest indications of human religious practices during prehistoric times to the conversion of the Roman Empire. You will learn about ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syria-Palestine, and more.
  2. Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History Collection

    Special Collection - The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    3.9 out of 5
    62% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (8)
    Starting at £34.99 Starting at £34.99 £34.99 £34.99£34.99
    For years, The Great Courses has taken you on stirring explorations of our ancient roots. The Joy of Ancient History is an insightful collection of 36 lectures curated from our most popular ancient history courses. Guided by our highly rated professors, hopscotch around the world to experience the fascinating variety that ancient history offers: from great heroes and epic battles to lost civilizations and beyond.
  3. (Set) Buddhism; Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions; & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World  Set

    (Set) Buddhism; Religions of the Axial Age: An Approach to the World's Religions; & Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £195.98 Starting at £195.98 £195.98 £195.98£195.98
    Investigate the varieties of faith in the ancient world with this three-course set taught by expert religious scholars and award-winning professors. Buddhism is your opportunity to trace the history, principles, and evolution of a theology that is both familiar and foreign. Religions of the Axial Age offers a rare opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and...
  4. (Set) Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World & Great World Religions  Set

    (Set) Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World & Great World Religions

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at £233.98 Starting at £233.98 £233.98 £233.98£233.98
    Explore the breathtaking varieties of the religious experience in these two illuminating courses. Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World takes you back to ancient history and reveals how various civilizations coped with the mysteries of life in their own unique ways. Then, penetrate the rich spiritual heart of the world's five great faiths—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism—in...