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Lisa Radakovich Holsberg

Lisa Radakovich Holsberg

History of Christianity/Historical Theology


MA, Union Theological Seminary
MEd, Teachers College, Columbia University
MFA, BMus, University of California, Irvine
Rotary International Foundation Scholar, Hull University, U.K.


Lisa Radakovich Holsberg comes to theology from a professional life in the arts as a singer, composer, and music educator. Her research centers on questions surrounding the intersection of theological anthropology and aesthetics across Christian philosophical and theological history, particularly on issues of creativity and making in contexts of suffering, and on epistemological contestations among the truth claims of religion, politics, and aesthetic experience. Of primary interest to her is the human being who makes art and experiences art; and the personal and communal spiritualities and ethics revealed, transformed, and fostered by the encounter with art. She has presented her award-winning 9/11 music peace project Race for the Sky, a contemporary reflection on the human impulse to create form out of chaos, across the U.S. and internationally since September 11, 2002. For more information on Lisa, please see her webpage.

Lisa has served on the music faculties of Long Island University, Nyack College Manhattan, Rocky Ridge Music Center, Songfest, and The Diller-Quaile School of Music. She lives in Manhattan with her music educator husband Dr. Peter Holsberg and their two children, Sarah and Lukas, and the family dog, Coltrane.