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Nathaniel Holmes Jr.

Nathaniel Holmes Jr. is Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Florida Memorial University where he has been a faculty member since 2010.

Professor Holmes is a proud alumnus of Florida Memorial University where he did his undergraduate studies in Religion and Philosophy. He also has a Master of Theological Studies from Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN and a PhD from St. Thomas University in Practical Theology. His research interests include practical theology and society, religious diversity and interfaith dialogue, philosophy of religion, the theology of Paul Tillich, and American Pragmatism, particularly the philosophy of Charles Peirce. He is the author of numerous articles and conference presentations.

He is a member of several academic societies including the North American Paul Tillich Society, American Academy of Religion, Black Catholic Theological Symposium, Charles S. Peirce Society, College Theology Society, Association of Practical Theology, and the Society of Christian Philosophers. He currently serves as Program Co-Chair of the Philosophy of Religion section for the AAR Southeastern region and as a board member of the South Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities.

In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Professor Holmes has numerous credits in community activism. Through his church involvements, he has engaged in food distribution drives, hurricane relief efforts, and served on committees in organizing community protests against police brutality, voter suppression, and gang violence. As a member of the MCCJ Interfaith Clergy Coalition, Professor Holmes works with clergy throughout South Florida to aid in community conflict resolution, building inclusive communities, humanitarian efforts, and supporting youth programs.