Holladay Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament Carl R. Holladay was inducted as the 2016-2017 president of the Society for New Testament Studies (SNTS) during the group's 71st annual meeting in Montreal, Canada, on August 3. Holladay also gave the presidential address, entitled "Acts as Kerygma."

Candler Dean Jan Love praised Holladay's selection by the SNTS. "This is a very high honor, and a great tribute to Carl's standing in the scholarly community, his dedication to citizenship in the guild, and his leadership for many years in a number of arenas, including Candler and Emory."

The society, officially known as Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, has approximately 1,000 members from more than 30 countries. It began in the late 1930s as a joint effort by Continental and British New Testament scholars to form a professional society dedicated to furthering New Testament studies. The society produces the quarterly journal New Testament Studies and the Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series (Cambridge University Press), both comprising specialized research regarding all aspects of New Testament textual and historical study.