Scott Holland

Slabaugh Professor of Theology and Culture and Director of Peace Studies and Cross-Cultural Studies

Professional Biographical Sketch:


Scott Holland has pastored metropolitan congregations of the Church of the Brethren and the Mennonite Church, USA. He divides his time between Richmond, Indiana, Yellow Springs, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


He teaches a wide variety of courses in Theology & Culture and Peace Studies and is currently giving much time to the development of Bethany’s Certificate in Theopoetics and Theological Imagination, tracing through interdisciplinary scholarship the spiritual poetics of mystery, metaphor and meaning-making.


Holland has worked internationally with the World Council of Churches and the Historic Peace Churches in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas consulting, lecturing, doing field research and writing in the area of building cultures of peace informed by the ecumenical, interfaith and public paradigm of “Just Peace.”


A senior contributing editor for CrossCurrents journal in New York, he publishes in the areas of Theopoetics, Theology and Culture, Peace Studies and Anabaptist-Pietist Studies.

Scott Holland