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McCormack

Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology  

Curriculum Vitae 

 


Address:

Princeton Theological Seminary

CN 821

Princeton, NJ  08542

Office Telephone: (609) 497-7987                            

Email: bruce.mccormack@ptsem.edu

 

Academic Background:

Point Loma College, San Diego, CA, B.A., 1976; summa cum laude

Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO, M.Div., 1980; summa cum laude

University of Basel, Switzerland, 1984-85

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, Ph.D., 1989; summa cum laude

Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, D. Theol. h. c., 2004.

 

Grants and Honors:

Fulbright/Swiss Government Grant recipient - 1984-1985.  [Used for research in Karl Barth Archives, Basel, Switzerland.]

Member, Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ - 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2003-2004.

Recipient, Karl Barth Prize 1998 (20,000 Deutsch Marks awarded by the Evangelische Kirche der Union, for establishing "new standards for American and European Barth research with his book, Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology").

Recipient, Honorary Doctorate, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, May, 2004.

Honorary Professor of Systematic Theology, University of St. Andrews, August 2009-August 2015.

Fellow, Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy and Doctrine (University of Dayton)

 

Academic and Professional Positions Held:

1987-1991 - Lecturer in Reformed Theology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Autumn 1991-1998 - Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

Autumn 1998-2009 - Weyerhaeuser Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

July 2009 to the present - Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton \Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

Autumn 1994 -  North American Editor, Zeitschrift für dialektische Theologie

Autumn 1999 - Spring 2004, Member of the "Jury" delegated by the Evangelischer Kirche der Union (EKU) with the task of nominating bi-annual recipients of the "Karl Barth Prize."

January 2001 -  Member, Karl Barth Stiftung, Basel, Switzerland (i.e. the Karl Barth Foundation which governs the production of the Karl Barth Gesamtausgabe or "collected works").

May 2008 - Member of the Advisory Board of the Karl Barth Forschungsinstitut at the Reformed University, Debrecen, Hungary.

Spring 2011 - Joint editor (with Friederike Nüssel and Christoph Schwöbel) of the series Theologische Bibliothek Töpelmann (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin).

 

Major Lectureships Held:

The M. Eugene Osterhaven Lectures (1998), Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan).

The Josephine So Lectures (2001), China Graduate School of Theology (Hong Kong, China).

The T.F. Torrance Lectures (2008), University of St. Andrews (Scotland)

The Croall Lectures (2011), University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

The Kenneth Kantzer Lectures (2011), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

 

Academic Societies and Networks

Society for the Study of Theology (UK)

American Theological Society

Karl Barth Society of North America

American Academy of Religion

Society of Biblical Literature

Co-Convenor (with Rinse Reeling Brouwer) of the Princeton-Protestant Theological University (Holland) Barth Consultation


Editorial and Consultancy Positions Currently Held

North American Editor, Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie (since 1994)

Editorial Board, International Journal of Systematic Theology

Consulting Editor, Scottish Journal of Theology


Published Works:

I. Books and Monographs

For Us and Our Salvation: Incarnation and Atonement in the Reformed Tradition in "Studies in Reformed Theology and History", vol.1 (Princeton: Princeton Theological Seminary, 1993).

Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development, 1909-1936 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995).

Theologischer Dialektik und kritischer Realismus: Entstehung und Entwicklung von Karl Barths Theologie, 1909-1936 (Zürich: TVZ, 2006). [Translation of Karl Barth's Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology.]

Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008).

 

II.  Edited Volumes

Justification in Perspective: Historical Developments and Contemporary Challenges (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006).

Engaging the Doctrine of God: Contemporary Protestant Perspectives (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008).

 

III.  Co-edited Volumes

Bruce McCormack and Gerrit Neven, eds., The Reality of Faith in Theology: Studies on Karl Barth (Princeton Kampen Consultation 2005) (Bern: Peter Lang, 2007).

Bruce L. McCormack and Kimlyn J. Bender, eds., Theology as Conversation: The Significance of Dialogue in Historical and Contemporary Theology (A Festschrift for Daniel L. Migliore (Grand Rapids: William. B. Eerdmans, 2009).

Bruce L. McCormack and Clifford B. Anderson, eds., Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2011).

Kelly M. Kapic and Bruce L. McCormack, eds., Mapping Modern Theology: A Thematic and Historical Introduction (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012).

Günter Thomas, Rinse H. Reeling Brouwer and Bruce L. McCormack, eds., Dogmatics After Barth: Facing Challenges in Church, Society and the Academy (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2012).

 

IV. Journal Articles

"Divine Revelation and Human Imagination: Must We Choose Between the Two?"  Scottish Journal of Theology 37 (1984): 431-55.

"Historical Criticism and Dogmatic Interest in Karl Barth's Theological Exegesis of the New Testament" Lutheran Quarterly 5 (1991): 211-25.

"The Unheard Message of Karl Barth", Word and World 14 (1994): 59-66.

"Karl Barth and the Impossible Possibility of Theology"  [Essays on Karl Barth by Bruce McCormack, Katherine Sonderegger and Christoph Wolff in Conjunction with the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Founding of the Harvard Divinity Bulletin], Harvard Divinity Bulletin 25, 2/3 (1996): 10-11.

"Article Review: Graham Ward's Barth, Derrida and the Language of Theology" Scottish  Journal of Theology 49 (1996): 97-109.

"Barth in Context: A Response to Professor Gunton" Scottish Journal of Theology 49 (1996): 491-8.

"Revelation and History in Transfoundationalist Perspective: Karl Barth's Theological Epistemology in Conversation with a Schleiermacherian Tradition", Journal of Religion 78 (January 1998): 18-37.

"Dankeswort", Berliner Theologischer Zeitschrift (1999): 291-300; E.T. "Dankeswort", Princeton Theological Seminary Bulletin 21 (2000): 211-19.

"`The Limits of the Knowledge of God': Theses on the Theological Epistemology of Karl Barth", Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie 15 (1999): 75-86.

"Große und kleine `Durchbrüche' - Predigten 1916", Verkündigung und Forschung 46 (2001): 21-26.

"Foreword" to Richard E. Burnett, Karl Barth's Theological Exegesis: The Hermeneutical Principles of the Römerbrief Period (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2001), pp.vii-ix.

"Barths grundsätzlicher Chalcedonismus?", Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie 18 (2002): 138-73.

"What Has Basel to Do with Berlin?  Continuities in the Theologies of Barth and Schleiermacher," The Princeton Seminary Bulletin 23 (2002): 146-73.

"The Barth Renaissance in America: An Opinion," The Princeton Seminary Bulletin 23 (2002): 337-40.

"Afterword" to the papers of the Princeton-Kampen Barth Consultation for 2001, Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie 18 (2002): 364-78.

"The One, the Three and the Many: In Memory of Colin Gunton," Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture 1,2 (2005) 7-17.

"Introduction" to the Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie 20, 1 (2005): 4-5.

"Dankesworte", Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie (Sonderausgabe) 2006: 31-39.

"Theology and Science: Karl Barth's Contribution to an Ongoing Debate", Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie 22 (2006, Sonderausgabe): 56-59.

""Karl Barth's Christology as Resource for a Reformed Version of Kenoticism," International Journal of Systematic Theology 8 (2006): 243-51.

"Seek God Where He May Be Found: A Response to Edwin Chr. van Driel", Scottish Journal of Theology 60 (2007): 62-79.

"Die Barth-Renaissance in den USA.  Eine Stellungnahme", Catholica 61 (2007): 218-21.

"In einem einzigen Leib durch das Kreuz: Das 'Princeton Proposal' für die Einheit der Christen", Catholica 61 (2007): 169-92 (with seventeen other signatories).

"Let's Speak Plainly: A Response to Paul Molnar," Theology Today 67 (2010): 57-65.

"Is There a Future for 'Church Dogmatics'?"  Theologische Zeitschrift 66 (2010): 307-18.

"Witness to the Word: A Barthian Engagement with Reinhard Hütter's Ontology of the Church," Zeitschrift für dialektische Theologie, Supplement Series 5 (2011): 59-77.

 

V.  Chapters in Books

"Historical Criticism and Dogmatic Interest in Karl Barth's Theological Exegesis of the New Testament" in Mark Burrows and Paul Rorem, eds., Biblical Hermeneutics in Historical Perspective (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1991), pp.322-38.  [A longer version of the essay in the Lutheran Quarterly.]

"Response to Benjamin W. Farley's 'Recurring Hermeneutical Principles in Calvin's Sermons, Polemical Treatises and Correspondence" in Peter De Klerk, ed., Calvin as Exegete (Grand Rapids, MI: Calvin Studies Society, 1995), pp.89-93.

"Die Summe des Evangeliums - Die Erwählungslehre in den Theologien von Alexander Schweizer und Karl Barth" in Michael Welker and David Willis, eds., Zur Zukunft der Reformierten Theologie: Aufgaben - Themen - Traditionen (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1998), pp.541-66; E.T. "The Sum of the Gospel: The Doctrine of Election in the Theologies of Alexander Schweizer and Karl Barth" in David Willis and Michael Welker, eds., Toward the Future of Reformed Theology: Tasks, Topics, Traditions(Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1999), pp.470-93.

"Setting the Mind on Things Above: The Immediate Practicality of Theoretical Knowledge of God" in Wallace M. Alston, Jr., ed., Theology in the Service of the Church: Essays in Honor of Thomas W. Gillespie (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000), pp. 140-52.

"Grace and Being: The Role of God's Gracious Election in Karl Barth's Theological Ontology" in John Webster, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp.92-110.

"Karl Barth" in Adrian Hastings, ed., The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp.64-7.

"The Significance of Karl Barth's Theological Exegesis of Philippians" in Karl Barth, Epistle to the Philippians, 40th Anniversary Edition (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002), v-xxv.

"The End of Reformed Theology? The Voice of Karl Barth in the Doctrinal Chaos of the Present", Wallace Alston, Jr. and Michael Welker, eds., Reformed Theology: Identity and Ecumenicity (Grand Rapids and Cambridge: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2003): 46-64.

"The Being of Holy Scripture is in Becoming: Karl Barth in Conversation with American Evangelical Criticism" in Evangelicals and Scripture: Tradition, Authority and Hermeneutics, ed. by Vincent E. Bacote, Laura C. Miguélez and Dennis L. Okholm (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2004), pp.55-75.

"The Ontological Presuppositions of Barth's Doctrine of the Atonement" in The Glory of the Atonement: Biblical, Historical and Practical Perspectives, ed. by Charles E. Hill and Frank A. James III (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2004), pp. 346-66.

"What's at Stake in Current Debates over Justification? The Crisis of Protestantism in the West" in Justification: What's at Stake in the Current Debates, ed. by Mark A. Husbands and Daniel J. Trier (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2004), pp.81-117.

"Participation in God, Yes, Deification, No: Two Modern Protestant Responses to an Ancient Question" in Ingolf U. Dalferth, Johannes Fischer and Has-Peter Großhans, eds., Denkwürdiges Geheimnis: Beiträge zur Gotteslehre.  Festschrift für Eberhard Jüngel zum 70. Geburtstag (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004), pp.347-74.      

"An Open Letter to Eberhard Jüngel on His 70th Birthday", Wolfgang Erk and Dirk Evers, eds., Für Eberhard Jüngel: Eine Festgabe (Stuttgart: Radius-Verlag, 2004), pp.78-9.

"Der theologiegeschichtliche Ort Karl Barths" in Michael Beintker, Christian Link and Michael Trowitzsch, eds., Karl Barth in Deutschland (1921-1935): Aufbruch - Klärung - Widerstand (Zürich: TVZ, 2005), pp.15-40.

"Foreword" to Trinitarian Soundings in Systematic Theology, ed. by Paul Louis Metzger (London: T & T Clark, 2005), pp.1-4.

"Christ and the Decree: An Unsettled Question for the Reformed Churches Today" in Reformed Theology in Contemporary Perspective: Westminster: Yesterday, Today - and Tomorrow? ed. by Lynn Quigley (Edinburgh: Rutherford House, 2006), pp.124-42.

"Preface" to Justification in Perspective: Historical Developments and Contemporary Challenges (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006), 7-9.

"Justitia Aliena: Karl Barth in Conversation with the Evangelical Doctrine of Imputed Righteousness" in Bruce L. McCormack, ed., Justification in Perspective: Historical Developments and Contemporary Challenges (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006), 167-96.

"Not a Possible God but the God Who Is: Observations on Friedrich Schleiermacher's Doctrine of God" in Bruce McCormack and Gerrit Neven, eds., The Reality of Faith in Theology: Studies on Karl Barth (Princeton-Kampen Consultation 2005) (Bern: Peter Lang, 2007), pp.111-39.

"The Actuality of God: Karl Barth in Conversation with Open Theism" in Bruce L. McCormack, ed., Engaging the Doctrine of God: Contemporary Protestant Perspectives (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008), 185-242.

"Karl Barth 21. századi üzenete - az amerikai perspektiva" in Sándor Fazakas and Árpád Ferencz, eds., Idöszerü-e még Karl Barth teológiája? (Debrecen, Hungary: The Karl Barth Institut of the Reformed University, 2008), pp.75-81.

"Protestant Identity as a Theological Problem" in Volker Küster, ed., Contact Zone: Explorations in Intercultural Theology, vol.1: Reshaping Protestantism in a Global Context (Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2009), pp.177-94.

"God Is His Decision: The Jüngel- Gollwitzer 'Debate'Revisited" in Kimlyn J. Bender and Bruce L. McCormack, eds., Theology as Conversation: The Significance of Dialogue in Historical and Contemporary Theology (A Festschrift for Daniel L. Migliore (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009), pp.

"Trinity and Election: A Progress Report" in Rinse Reeling Brouwer, Akke van der Kooi and Volker Küster, eds., Ontmoetingen - Tijdgenoten en Getuigen: Studies aangeboden aan Gerrit Neven (Kampen: Kok, 2009), pp.14-35.

"'With Loud Cries and Tears': The Humanity of the Son in the Epistle to the Hebrews" in Richard Bauckham, Daniel R. Driver, Trevor A. Hart and Nathan McDonald, eds., The Epistle to the Hebrews and Christian Theology (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009), pp.37-68.

"Divine Impassibility or Simply Divine Constancy?  Implications of Karl Barth's Later Christology for Debates over Impassibility" in James F. Keating and Thomas Joseph White, eds., Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2009), p.150-86.

"The Doctrine of the Trinity After Barth: An Attempt to Reconstruct Barth's Doctrine in the Light of His Later Christology" in Myk Habets and Philip Tolliday, eds., Trinity After Barth (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2010), pp. 87-118.

"Karl Barth's Version of an 'Analogy of Being': A Dialectical No and Yes to Roman Catholicism" in Thomas Joseph White, O.P., ed., The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Antichrist or the Wisdom of God? (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2011), pp.88-144.

"So That He May Be Merciful to All: Karl Barth and the Problem of Universalism" in Bruce L. McCormack and Clifford B. Anderson, eds., Karl Barth and Ameerican Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2011), pp.227-49.

"Afterword: Reflections on Van Til's Critique of Barth" in Bruce L. McCormack and Clifford B. Anderson, eds., Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2011), pp.366-80.

"The Lord and Giver of Life: A 'Barthian' Defense of the Filioque" in Guilio Maspero and Robert J. Wozniak, eds., Re-Thinking Trinitarian Theology: Disputed Questions and Contemporary Issues in Trinitarian Theology (London: T & T Clark, 2012), pp.23-53.

"Whither Protestant Ecumenism?  The Contribution of Karl Barth's Later Christology" in Günter Thomas, Rinse H. Reeling Brouwer and Bruce L. McCormack, Dogmatics After Barth: Facing Challenges in Church, Society and the Academy (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2012), pp. 143-51.

"The One Mediator: The Person and Work of Christ in Evangelical Perspective" in Richard Lints, ed., Renewing the Evangelical Mission (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2013), pp.250-69.

 

V.  Dictionary and Handbook Entries

 

VI. Reviews

Sallie McFague, Models of God: Theology for an Ecological, Nuclear Age in Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 8 (1990): 55-7.

Simon Fisher, Revelatory Positivism? Barth's Earliest Theology and the Marburg School in Scottish Journal of Theology 43 (1990): 504-8.

James O. Duke and Robert Streetman, eds., Barth and Schleiermacher: Beyond the Impasse? in Scottish Journal of Theology 44 (1991): 260-4.

T.F. Torrance, Karl Barth, Biblical and Evangelical Theologian in Scottish Journal of Theology 45 (1992): 253-4.

Nigel Biggar, ed., Reckoning with Barth: Essays in Commemoration of the Centenary of Karl Barth's Birth (London: Mowbray, 1988) in European Journal of Theology 1 (1992: 87-9.

Richard Roberts, A Theology on Its Way?  Essays on Karl Barth in Scottish Journal of Theology 47 (1994): 133-5.

Nigel Bigger, The Hastening that Waits in Theology Today 51 (1994): 488-90.

Karl Barth, The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life in Princeton Seminary Bulletin 25 (1994): 312-14.

John Webster, Barth's Ethics of Reconciliation in Modern Theology 13 (1997): 273-6.

Johann Friedrich Lohmann, Karl Barth und der Neukantianismus: Die Rezeption des Neukantianismus im "Römerbrief" und ihre Bedeutung für die weitere Ausarbeitung der Theologie Karl Barths in Journal of Religion 78 (Jan. 1998): 129-30.

William Stacy Johnson, The Mystery of God: Karl Barth and the Postmodern Foundations of Theology in Theology Today 55 (1998): 458-60.

Dawn DeVries, Jesus Christ in the Preaching of Calvin and Schleiermacher in Theology Today 55 (1998): 482-85.

Eleanor Jackson, ed., The Question of Woman: The Collected Writings of Charlotte von Kirschbaum in Scottish Journal of Theology 52 (1999): 525-29.

Timothy Gorringe, Against Hegemony in Scottish Journal of Theology 55 (2002): 236-9.

 

VII.  Jointly authored articles

"John Alexander Mackay", Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology (Edinburgh:

T & T Clarke, 1993), pp.519-20.  [Co-authored with R.J. Graham.]

"Princeton Theological Seminary", Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology (Edinburgh: T & T Clarke, 1993), pp.677-8.  [Co-authored with Mark Noll.]

 

Forthcoming Publications:

V.  Dictionary and Handbook Entries

"Barth und Schleiermacher", "Christonomie", and "Dogmatische Werke" in Michael Beintker, ed., Karl Barth Handbuch (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011?).

"Revelation" in Richard E. Burnett, ed., The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth (Louisville, KY: Westminster/John Knox, 2011?).

 

Works in Progress

I.  Books

"Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology, vol.2: Karl Barth's 'Sentence Commentary'."

"Reformed According to God's Word: What it Means to be `Reformed' Today" [The Osterhaven Lectures for 1998 at Western Theological Seminary.  The Josephine So Lectures for 2000 at the China Graduate School of Theology, Hong Kong.

"The Humility of the Eternal Son: An Outline of Reformed Kenotic Christology."  The Thomas F. Torrance Lectures for 2007 (Cambridge University Press).

"The God Who Graciously Elects."  The Kantzer Lectures for 2011 (William B. Eerdmans).

 

Lectures, Conference Presentations

"For Us and Our Salvation: Incarnation and Atonement in the Reformed Tradition."  Paper presented at the third session of the official dialogue of the Orthodox Churches and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, Kappel am Albis, Switzerland, Mary 9-15, 1992.

"Radical Autonomy or Communicative Freedom? Divine Election and Human Freedom in the Theology of Karl Barth".  Lecture given at the Sixth Biennial Barth Conference sponsored by the "Institute for Mission in the U.S.A." (Trinity Lutheran Seminary) and Luther Northwestern Seminary (St. Paul), June 20-22, 1994.

"Knowing God".  Paper presented at "God For Us Today: Jews, Christians and Muslims in Conversation", an inter-faith dialogue sponsored by The Institute for Jewish, Christian & Islamic Studies and Relations and the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University and held at the Woodrow Wilson School, 16 October 1994.

"The Von Balthasar Thesis and the Myth of the Neo-orthodox Barth".  Annual Meeting of the Karl Barth Society of North America, Chicago, IL, November 18, 1994.

"Beyond Nonfoundational and Postmodern Readings of Barth: Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology".  Paper Presented to Seminars at the Universities of Aberdeen, St. Andrews, and London, 19, 22, and 23 April 1996.

"Revelation and History in Transfoundational Perspective: Karl Barth's Theological Epistemology in Conversation with a Schleiermacherian Tradition".  Symposium on Revelation and History in Honour of Brian A. Gerrish, University of Chicago School of Divinity, 3 May 1996.

"Credo unam ecclesiam: The Unity of the Church in the Theology of Karl Barth" and "The Role of Doctrine in Identifying Church Unity."  Two lectures given at the Seventh Biennial Barth Conference Sponsored by the "Institute for Mission in the U.S.A." (of Trinity Lutheran Seminary) and Luther Seminary (St. Paul), June 22-24, 1996.

"Christ and the Decree: An Unsettled Question for the Reformed Churches Today."  [A lecture given 3 September 1997 at the Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference entitled: "Westminster: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow?  The Significance of the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms for Contemporary Reformed Theology".]

"Dankeswort", An address given before a gathering of members and guests of the Evangelischer Kirche der Union on December 16, 1998 in Berlin (on the occasion of the awarding to me of the Karl Barth Prize for 1998).

"Strömungen in der zeitgenössischen anglo-amerikanischen Barth-Exegese: Überlegungen eines nachdenklich gestimmten ungebeugten Modernisten" [Guest Lecture on the Occasion of the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Death of Karl Barth at the University of Basel on December 18, 1998.]

"The Doctrine of Predestination: A Necessary Article of Faith."  Three Lectures given at the First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville, Georgia, September 17-19, 2000.

"Reformed According to God's Word: What It Means to be `Reformed' Today."  [The Josephine So Lectures, China Graduate School of Theology, Jan.3-5, 2001.]

"The Being of Holy Scripture is in Becoming: Karl Barth in Conversation with American Evangelical Criticism" [Lecture given at the 10th Annual Wheaton College Theology Conference, April 5, 2001.]

"Schism and Disruption." [A paper presented to the "Ecclesiology/Ecumenism Study Group", sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology which met in Princeton, NJ, August 4, 2001.]

"The Relevance of the Doctrine of the Trinity." [A lecture to be given in September 2001 at the Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 27, 2001].

"The Significance of Karl Barth's Theological Exegesis of Philippians."  Annual meeting of the Karl Barth Society of North American, Denver, Colordado, November 16, 2001.

"The Barth Renaissance in America: An Opinion."  A presentation given at the colloquium "Karl Barths Theologie im 21. Jahrhundert: Perspektiven ihrer Bedeutung für die Gegenswartsfragen des Christentums" in Basel, Switzerland, April 12, 2002.

"What Has Basel to Do with Berlin: The Return of 'Church Dogmatics' in the Schleiermacherian Tradition."  Inaugural Address given in Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological Seminary, 24 April 2002.

"Barths Grundsätzlicher Chalcedonismus?"  Lecture given at the 33rd Karl-Barth-Tagung on the Leuenberg, Canton Basel-land, Switzerland, July 22, 2002.

"The Being of Holy Scripture is in Becoming: Karl Barth in Conversation with American Evangelical Criticism."  Lecture given at Westminster Theological Seminary, Nov.1, 2002.

"What Has Basel to Do with Berlin: The Return of 'Church Dogmatics' in the Schleiermacherian Tradition."  Lecture given at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 3, 2002 and the University of Jena, Germany, on December 6, 2002.

"What's At Stake in Current Debates Over Justification?  The Crisis of Protestantism in the West."  Lecture given at the 12 Annual Wheaton College Theology Conference, April 11, 2003.

"Der theologiegeschichtliche Ort Karl Barths."  Lecture given at 1st International Barth Congress, sponsored by the Barth-Gesellschaft, Emden, Germany, May 1-4, 2003.

"Justitia Aliena: Karl Barth in Conversation with the Evangelical Doctrine of Imputed Righteousness" [Lecture given at the Rutherford House Dogmatics Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 26, 2003.]

"The One, the Three and the Many: A Tribute to Colin Gunton."  Lecture given at the Reformed  Theology and History Section of the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Atlanta, George, November 21, 2003.

"Dankesworte" - an address given before the Theological Faculty of the Friedrich Schiller Universität, Jena, upon receipt of an honorary doctorate, May 25, 2004.

"Theology and Science: Karl Barth's Contribution to an Ongoing Debate."  Paper presented at a Doctoral Colloquium at the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, May 26, 2004.

"Protestant Identity as a Theological Problem."  Lecture given in Kampen, Holland at a conference celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of that Theological University of Kampen, September 3, 2004.  The theme of the conference is "Reshaping Protestantism in a Global Context."

"The Foundation of the Christian Life in the Theology of John Calvin."  Public lecture given as part of the Reformation Day Lecture series at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain Tennessee on October 25-26, 2004. [The "series" comprised, in addition to this lecture, two chapel addresses entitled "A Strong and Perfect Plea" and "Humility of Mind."]

"Incarnation and Kenosis in Phil.2:6-11."  Paper given at a regional gathering of the Evangelical Theological Society in Souderton, Pennsylvania, April 1, 2005.

"The Actuality of God: Karl Barth in Conversation with Molinism and Open Theism."  Paper given at the 11th Rutherford House Dogmatics Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, August 30, 2005.

"Why a Low-Churchman Signed the Princeton Proposal."  Paper given on "In One Body Through the Cross: The Princeton Proposal for Christian Unity" at an Ecumenical Conference on the Problems and Prospects Facing Church Unity sponsored by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology and held at the Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, NJ, September 13, 2005.

"Karl Barth's Christology as Resource for a Reformed Version of Kenoticism."  A Paper Delivered at the  "Internationale Karl Barth-Konferenz" in Heidelberg, Germany, October 29, 2005.

"Overcoming Barth ... with Schleiermacher?"  A Paper Delivered in Jena, Germany, May 26, 2006.

"With Loud Cries and Tears: The Humanness of the Son in the Epistle to the Hebrews."  A paper delivered at a conference on "Hebrews and Christian Theology" in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 19, 2006.

"So That He May Be Merciful to All: Karl Barth and the Problem of Universalism."  A paper delivered at the Second Annual Princeton Barth Conference, Princeton, New Jersey, June 27, 2009.

"Karl Barth as Contemporary: A View from America."  An address given on the occasion of the founding of a Barth Research Institute for Eastern Europe, Debrecen, Hungary, June 29, 2007.

"The Humility of the Eternal Son: The Failure of the Older Kenoticism and a New Proposal."  A paper delivered at the 12th Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 29, 2007.

"The Humility of the Eternal Son: A Reformed Version of Kenotic Christology."  The T.F. Torrance Lectures delivered at the University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, December 3-6, 2007.

"Karl Barth's Version of the Analogia Entis: A Dialectical No and Yes to Roman Catholicism."  A paper delivered at a conference devoted to the theme "The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Antichrist or the Wisdom of God?", held at the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C., April 4, 2008.

"Is There a Future for "Church Dogmatics"?  An address on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Karl Barth's death, the University of Basel (Switzerland), December 12, 2008.

"Why Should Theology be Christocentric?  A Personal Journey."  A plenary address given to the Wesleyan Theological Society at Anderson University (Indiana), March 6, 2009.

"The Concept of Revelation in Modern Theology."  A presentation given at a conference devoted to the theme "Philosophy and Revelation: a Celebration of the Centenary of Herman Bavinck's 1908-1909 Stone Lectures," held at Princeton Theological Seminary, sponsored by the Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology, April 17, 2009.

"The Doctrine of the Trinity after Barth: An Attempt to Reconstruct Barth's Doctrine in the Light of Later Christology."  A plenary paper delivered at an International Symposium on "Trinitarian Theology After Barth, Carey Baptist College, Auckland, New Zealand, May 14-15, 2009.

"Union with Christ in Calvin's Theology: Ground for a Divinisation Theory?"  A paper presented at the Calvin 500 Tribute Conference, Geneva, Switzerland, July 9, 2009.

"Credo sanctam ecclesiam: The Holiness of the Church after Barth."  A paper delivered at the 13th Ediburgh Dogmatics Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 25, 2009.

"Election and the Trinity: Theses in Response to George Hunsinger."  A paper presented at a seminar at St. Mary's College, the University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, August 28, 2009.

"The Only Mediator: The Person and Work of Christ in Evangelical Perspective."  A paper delivered at "The Future of Evangelical Mission" conference at Gordon-Conwell Seminary, October 15, 2009.

"Is Barth Finished?"  A lecture given at Keble College, Oxford University, on March 8, 2010.

"Witness to the Word: A Barthian Engagement with Reinhard Hütter's Ontology of the Church."  A paper presented at the Fifth Round of the Princeton-Protestant Theological University Barth Consulation, August 28, 2010 (Princeton, NJ).

"Barth's Critique of Schleiermacher Reconsidered."  A lecture given at the University of Notre Dame, October 8, 2010.

"Abandoned by God: The Death of Christ in Historical, Systematic and Exegetical Perspective."  Six lectures given at New College, the University of Edinburgh, January 17-28, 2011.

"Whither Protestant Ecumenism?"  A paper presented to a gathering of partners to a global Barth research network in Driebergen, Holland, March 8, 2011.

"Barth's Critique of Schleiermacher Reconsidered."  A workshop conducted at the Friedrich Schiller University (Jena, Germany), March 11, 2011.

"Sanctification After Metaphysics: Karl Barth in Conversation with John Wesley's Conception of 'Christian Perfection."  A paper delivered in absentia at the 14th Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 30, 2011. [Could not attend due to flight being cancelled by Hurricane Irene.  Paper was distributed.]

"The God Who Graciously Elects."  The Kenneth Kantzer Lectures, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, October 2011.

"God's Gracious Election in the Theology of Karl Barth: Musings on a Possible Way to Move Beyond the Calvinist/Arminian Divide."  A paper delivered at the "Rethinking Arminius: Wesleyan and Reformed Theology for the Church Today" held at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California, February 25, 2012.

Panel Discussion (with Christina Smerick and Peter Kline) of Craig Keen's "The Transgression of the Integrity of God."  A brief paper given at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society, March 3, 2012 held at Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, Tennessee.

"Can We Still Speak of 'Justification by Faith'?  An In-House Debate with Apocalyptic Readings of Paul."  A paper delivered at the "Galatians and Christian Theology" conference in St. Andrews, Scotland, July 13, 2012.

"Essential God-Manhood: Paul Tillich and Karl Barth in Conversation."  An address to the Paul Tillich Society delivered on November 19, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

"Longing for a New World: On Socialism, Eschatology and Apocalyptic in Barth's Early Dialectical Theology."  A lecture delivered on the occasion of Symposium on "Dialektisch-theologischer Sozialismus: Karl Barths Theologie zur Zeitdes Ersten Weltkrieges" held at the University of Basel, Switzerland, December 9, 2012.


Service to the Academy

PhD Research Directed at Princeton Theological Seminary

Carolyn Schneider

Mark Ralls

Arthur Sutherland

Richard Burnett

Paul LaMontagne

Matthias Gockel

Charles Wiley

Jennifer George

Adam Neder

Gregory Walter

Amy Marga

Kevin Hector

Laura Thelander

Erin Kesterson Bowers

Sigurd Baark

Shannon Smythe

Hani Kostandi-Hanna

 

Dissertation Research in Progress

Matthew Bruce

CJ Dickson

David Congdon

 

External Examiner:                

For Thomas Schlegel, the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany, August 3, 2004

For Paul Nimmo, the University of Edinburgh, September 1, 2005

For Heather McDivitt, the University of Edinburgh, June 14, 2006

For Suzanne McDonald, the University of St. Andrews, June 20, 2006

For Aaron Smith, Marquette Univeristy, November 13, 2009.

For Elizabeth Callender, University of Otago (NZ), June 29, 2010

For Andrew Torrance, University of Otago (NZ), April 16, 2013

For Jason Knott, Garrett-Evangelical Divinity School, April 16, 2013

 

Church Membership:

Presbyterian Church (USA)

 

Service to the Church:

Member of the Church of Scotland (1987-91).  Served as the Edinburgh University Faculty of Divinity's representative on the Church of Scotland's Panel on Doctrine (1988-91); member of the working party on "The Community of Women and Men" - Church of Scotland Department of World Mission and Unity (1990-91).

Member of the PC(USA) "Committee to Write a New Catechism" (charged by the 206th General Assembly with the task of writing a new catechism for the church; work completed and accepted by the 210th General Assembly, 1998).

 

Marital Status:

Married:  Mary Schmitt McCormack (on January 12, 1980)

Two children, Catriona (24) and John (22)

 

May 2013

 

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