About CBS


Bruce L. McCormack


Bruce Lindley McCormack serves as the Director of the Center for Barth Studies. As Princeton Seminary’s Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology, Bruce earned his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1989. He also holds an M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary and an honorary doctorate of theology from the Friedrich Schiller Universitat in Jena, Germany. A Presbyterian, Bruce 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.

Kaitlyn Dugan


Kaitlyn Dugan serves as the Curator of the Barth Collection, which involves both maintaining and developing Princeton Seminary’s Barth Research Collection along with managing the daily programs and operations of the Center for Barth Studies. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in philosophy and political science from Taylor University, a Masters of Arts in theology from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing her PhD in systematic theology from the University of Aberdeen. She is also a member of St. James Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Harlem, New York City.

Stephen Surh

Student Assistant

Stephen is currently working towards the MATS degree here at PTS. He is interested in the apocalyptic theologies of Käsemann and Barth, and utilizing their theologies as a locus for understanding the Christian tradition. He also has a deep interest in continental philosophy (phenomenology). Stephen plans to further pursue his studies in philosophy.

Luke Zerra

Book Review Editor

Luke Zerra is a PhD student in theology and ethics at Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and a BA from Flagler College in Philosophy/Religion and History. He is interested in the history of Christian theology and ethics (especially in the medieval period), the thought of Augustine and Aquinas, and in the relation between ecclesiology and moral formation. Luke is a member of the Episcopal Church at Princeton