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Hanna Reichel

Associate Professor of Reformed Theology

Hanna Reichel
Theology
106 Hodge Hall

Phone: 609.497.7996
hanna.reichel@ptsem.edu
Lutheran

Profile
Hanna Reichel is Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Reichel received her PhD in systematic theology from Heidelberg University, Germany, and also holds an MDiv in Theology and a B.Sc. in economics. Prior to coming to PTS, Reichel taught at Heidelberg University and Halle-Wittenberg University. Reichel is the Executive Director of PTS’s Center for Karl Barth Studies, co-editor of Routledge’s Karl Barth Studies series, and a member of the steering committees of the International Karl Barth Conference on the Leuenberg, Switzerland, and of the Gesellschaft für Evangelische Theologie. Reichel is founding co-editor of the OAJ Cursor_ Zeitschrift fuer explorative Theologie. Reichel’s first academic book “Theologie als Bekenntnis: Karl Barths kontextuelle Lektüre des Heidelberger Katechismus” received the Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise and the Ernst Wolf Award. Reichel’s scholarly interests include political theology, Christology, scriptural hermeneutics, poststructuralist theory, surveillance studies, and epistemological ethics. Reichel’s teaching ranges from 20th century German theologians to postcolonial, feminist, and queer theologies. Reichel is currently working on a book project about “Political Theologies of Omniscience” in conversations between the doctrine of God and surveillance technologies.

Select Publications

  • with Laura-Christin Krannich and Dirk Evers (eds.): Menschenbilder und Gottesbilder. Geschlecht in theologischer Reflexion, Leipzig: EVA, 2019.
  • Pia Conspiratio zur Befreiung Gottes: Von Calvins reformatorischer Bilderkritik zur queeren Verunanstaendigung der Gottesvorstellung, in: Menschenbilder und Gottesbilder. Geschlecht in theologischer Reflexion, ed. Laura-Christin Krannich, Hanna Reichel, and Dirk Evers, Leipzig: EVA, 2019.
  • with Thomas Renkert and Benedikt Friedrich: Citizen Theology: Eine Exploration zwischen Digitalisierung und theologischer Epistemologie, in: Digitaler Strukturwandel der Gesellschaft, ed. Florian Höhne and Jonas Bedford-Strohm, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2019, 175-192.
  • Die andere Seite der Dialektik: Theologie als … froehliche Wissenschaft, in: Edition und Kommentierung der Einfuehrung in die evangelische Theologie Karl Barths, ed. Magdalene L. Frettlöh, Matthias Käser-Braun, and Dominik von Allmen-Mäder, Zuerich: TVZ, 2019 (forthcoming).
  • 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, 2019 (forthcoming).
  • Barth on the Church in Mission, in: Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth, ed. George Hunsinger and Keith Johnson, Wiley-Blackwell: Hoboken, NJ, 2019 (forthcoming).
  • The God Who Trusts, in: Risiko und Vertrauen: Risk and Trust, ed. Heike Springhart and Günter Thomas, Leipzig: EVA, 2017, 23-36.
  • 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 and Friederike Rass, Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2017, 175-188.
  • 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.
  • Transparenz, Öffentlichkeit und Zivilgesellschaft. Die globale Überwachungsgesellschaft im 21. Jahrhundert, in: Zeitschrift für Evangelische Ethik 60 (2016), 102-116.
  • Theologie als Bekenntnis. Karl Barths kontextuelle Lektüre des Heidelberger Katechismus (FSÖTh 149), Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015.

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“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”