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Holly Ordway

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Dr. Holly Ordway is a professor of English and director of the Master of Arts in Apologetics program at Houston Baptist University. She teaches in the Online MA program, focusing on cultural, imaginative, and literary apologetics. 

Dr. Ordway’s Ph.D. is in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also holds an MA in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; an MA in Christian Apologetics from Biola University; and a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Her research interests are primarily in Inklings studies, focusing on the work of C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Dr. Ordway is the Charles Williams subject editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies and is working on a book about J.R.R. Tolkien’s modern sources. She has also written a memoir: Not God’s Type: An Atheist Academic Lays Down Her Arms (Ignatius, 2014). 

You can follow Holly on Facebook or Twitter, and you can read her blog posts for HBU’s School of Christian Thought here and for Transpositions (University of St Andrews, Scotland) here.

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