CFP: Barth Graduate Student Colloquium

Barth Graduate Student Colloquium August 10-12, 2016

Call for Applications

The Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the first ever Karl Barth Graduate Student Colloquium to be held from August 10-12, 2016. Over the course of three days, participants will have the opportunity to engage in an intensive student-led seminar on a portion of Barth’s Church Dogmatics, while getting to know other up and coming Barth scholars.

During the day, each participant will take turns presenting a paper and leading a discussion on an assigned text. In the evenings, a senior scholar will supplement the student-led day sessions with an evening lecture and opportunity for conversation.

The text for the 2016 colloquium will be Church Dogmatics III/2. While often not receiving as much attention as other loci in his theology, Barth’s theological anthropology contains some of his most creative theological insights and is fully integrated into the rest of his theology. What he says here helps shed light on his understanding of, among other things, Christology, creation, covenant, ethics, gender, the soul, and death. Through close, critical readings of the text, the 2016 colloquium seeks to explore these topics and others in order not only to comprehend Barth’s theology better, but to discern what Barth’s anthropology offers for the academy and the church in the present and future.

For 2016, Professors Paul Dafydd Jones (University of Virginia) and George Hunsinger (Princeton Theological Seminary) will be the senior scholars presenting evening papers.

Application Information: This colloquium is open to any doctoral student whose dissertation project interacts significantly with some aspect of Karl Barth’s theology. A focus on theological anthropology is not required. ABD is preferred. Recent graduates may apply. Applicants are required to submit a CV and a statement of interest no longer than 750 words explaining how participating in this colloquium would contribute to their research plans. Applications should be sent to no later than March 15, 2016. Notification of acceptance and assignment of texts will be made by mid-April.

Cost: The colloquium begins Wednesday, August 10 and concludes the afternoon of August 12, 2016. All food and lodging at the colloquium will be provided free of charge. Travel stipends may become available.

Questions? For more information go to or email


About Kevin W. Wong

Ph.D. student in systematic theology at Wheaton College, studying with Marc Cortez.
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