Hanna Reichel

Associate Professor of Reformed Theology

Hanna Reichel
106 Hodge Hall

Phone: 609.497.7996

Hanna Reichel is Associate Professor of Reformed Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. She received her PhD in systematic theology from Heidelberg University, Germany. She holds an MDiv in Theology and a B.Sc. in economics. Prior to coming to PTS, she taught at Heidelberg University and Halle-Wittenberg University. She is a member of the steering committees of the International Karl Barth Conference on the Leuenberg, Switzerland, and of the Gesellschaft für Evangelische Theologie. Her 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. Her teaching ranges from 20th century German theologians to postcolonial, feminist, and queer theologies. She is currently working on a major project about “Political Theologies of Omniscience” in conversations between the doctrine of God and surveillance technologies.

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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