Bruce L. McCormack

Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology

Bruce L. McCormack
13 Mackay Campus Center

Phone: 609.497.7987
Fax: 609.497.7728

Bruce Lindley McCormack, PhD '89, Princeton Seminary’s Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology, earned his PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also earned an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate of theology from the Friedrich Schiller Universitat in Jena, Germany. A Presbyterian, McCormack is interested in the history of modern theology, from Schleiermacher and Hegel through Karl Barth. His courses cover Schleiermacher’s Glaubenslehre and the doctrine of atonement in Christian tradition. He is a member of the General Assembly committee commissioned to write a new catechism for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has been a member of the panel on doctrine for the Church of Scotland. A member of the Karl Barth-Stiftung in Basel, Switerzland, he is North American editor of the Zeitschrift fuer Dialektische Theologie, published in Holland.

Select Publications

  • “Participation in God, Yes, Deification, No: Two Modern Answers to an Ancient Question” in Denkwuerdiges Geheminis: Festschrift fuer Eberhard Juengel zum 70. Geburtstag. Ingolf Ulrich Dalferth, Johannes Fischer and Hans-Peter Grosshans, eds. (Mohr Siebeck, 2004)
  • “What Has Basel to Do with Berlin? Continuities in the Theologies of Barth and Schleiermacher,” The Princeton Seminary Bulletin 23
  • Karl Barths Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development, 1909-1936 (Clarendon Press, 1995)

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Chaplain at the Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Khristi Adams, Class of 2008

“At Princeton, we had precept groups—we’d engage text and debate. That gave me confidence to have those conversations anywhere.”