Hanna Reichel

Associate Professor of Reformed Theology

Hanna Reichel
106 Hodge Hall

Phone: 609.497.7996

Hanna Reichel holds a B.Sc. in economics and an MDiv/ThD in Theology. Her theological dissertation “Theologie als Bekenntnis: Karl Barth's kontextuelle Lektüre des Heidelberger Katechismus” received the Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise and the Ernst Wolf Award of the Gesellschaft für evangelische Theologie. Her scholarly interests include Christology, scriptural hermeneutics, political theology, constructive theology, and poststructuralist theory. She is currently working on a major project about “Political Theologies of Omniscience” in conversations between the doctrine of God and emergent surveillance cultures.

Curriculum Vitae

Select Publications

  • with Laura-Christin Krannich and Dirk Evers (eds.): Menschenbilder und Gottesbilder. Geschlecht in theologischer Reflexion, Leipzig: EVA, 2018 (forthcoming). [Images of Human and Divine. Gender in Theological Reflexion]
  • Lordless Powers, Drones and the "Eye of God". Theo-political Imaginations in the "Surveillance Society", in: Theo-Politics? Conversing with Barth in Western and Asian Contexts, hg. von Markus  Höfner, Paul Dafydd Jones, Stephen Lakkis, Minneapolis: Fortress, 2017 (forthcoming). 
  • Gottes fragliches Wissen. Allwissen und menschiche Freiheit zwischen Big Data und Gotteslehre, in: Gottes schwache Macht. Alternativen zur Rede von Gottes Macht und Ohnmacht, hg. von Rebekka A. Klein und Friederike Rass, Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2017, 175-188 [God's Questionable Knowledge: Omniscience and Human Freedom between Big Data and Doctrine of God].
  • The Sending of the Church and Civil Society: A Test Case for a Comprehensive Missional Paradigm, in: Religion and Civil Society in Germany and South Africa, hg. von Koos Vorster, Stellenbosch: African Sun Media, 2017, 229-258. 
  • "Wiederholung des hohen Paradoxons". Entwurf einer Zwei-Naturen-Skriptologie in Anschluss an Karl Barth, in: ZDTh 32 (2016), 50-64 ["Repeating the Highest Paradox: Towards a Scriptology of Two Natures in the Wake of Karl Barth].
  • Transparenz, Öffentlichkeit und Zivilgesellschaft. Die globale  Überwachungsgesellschaft im 21. Jahrhundert, in: Zeitschrift für Evangelische Ethik 60 (2016), 102-116 [Transparency, the Public, and Civil Society: The Global Surveillance Society in the 21st Century].
  • Theologie als Bekenntnis. Karl Barths kontextuelle Lektüre des Heidelberger Katechismus (FSÖTh 149),  Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015 [Confessing Theology: Karl Barth's Contextual Reading of the Heidelberg Catechism = Dissertation].

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