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Welcome Chris Hoklotubbe
Early Christian History and New Testament Postdoctoral Fellow to Join Andover Newton’s Faculty for Two-Year Appointment

Dean of the Faculty Sarah B. Drummond is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Hoklotubbe (HOCK-lo-TOO-be) will join the Andover Newton Faculty in the role of Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christian History. Chris recently completed his doctorate at Harvard Divinity School and taught there and elsewhere in the greater Boston area for more than five years. Chris’ scholarship focuses on the letters of Paul and early Christian literature of the second century, C.E. In 2014, he was named the Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar for the New England/Eastern Canada region.

Chris was selected as a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow through a competitive, national search for PhD graduates seeking deep grounding in teaching and educating seminary students. The Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment-funded program based at Louisville Seminary. “The fundamental mission of the Louisville Institute is to enrich the religious life of American Christians and to encourage the revitalization of their institutions, by bringing together those who lead religious institutions with those who study them, so that the work of each might inform and strengthen the other” (, retrieved May 12, 2015). Chris sought out this fellowship out of commitment to teach those for whom the Bible will be a living document in their daily work and ministry. In addition to full participation in the Andover Newton faculty, Chris will receive mentoring from Professor Gregory Mobley and Trustee the Rev. Dr. Gregory S. Groover, Pastor of the Historic Charles Street Church.

Chris is an active member, leader, and Sunday School teacher at Fourth Presbyterian Church in South Boston, where adjunct faculty member and Andover Newton music director Burns Stanfield serves as Pastor. Chris is an active member of the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, which promotes faith community organizing toward social justice in Boston. Chris will live on the Andover Newton campus with his spouse Stephanie, who is a nurse, and their daughter Clare. Chris describes himself as “passionate about theological education and being an active presence in the ANTS community.”

Fun facts about Chris include that he once memorized the entire Gospel of Luke as a national Bible Quizzer with the Assembly of God church, and he now is an avid beer brewer. In the 2015-16 academic year, Chris will teach courses in Christian History and New Testament, including:

  • HIST 633 Debating Jesus: Early Christianities Until the First Council of Nicaea, Fall 2015 – Monday, 6:00 – 8:50 p.m.
  • HIST 651 History of Christianity in the West, from Jesus to the Reformation, Spring 2016 – Tuesday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m.
  • NEWT 620 The Letters and Legacy of the Apostle Paul, E-Learning May 23 – July 1

Read more about Chris at

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