2019 Annual Karl Barth Conference


The 2019 Annual Karl Barth Conference will be hosted by the Center for Barth Studies from June 16-19, 2019 on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey. Fifty years from Barth’s own death and on the centenary of the publication of the Römerbrief, the conference takes as its theme, “The Finality of the Gospel: Karl Barth and the Tasks of Eschatology”. Our central purpose is to consider how fresh encounters with various aspects of Karl Barth’s dogmatic theology and biblical exegesis might stimulate, inform, shape, and challenge contemporary reflection on the range of eschatological themes in Christian theology. Plenary papers from leading theologians and biblical scholars from North America and Europe will be supplemented by the contributions of other scholars to be offered in two concurrent sessions during the conference.

Plenary Speakers include:
John Barclay, University of Durham
Douglas Campbell, Duke University
Christophe Chalamet, University of Geneva
Nancy Duff, Princeton Theological Seminary
Susan Eastman, Duke University
Beverly Gaventa, Baylor University
Karen Kilby, University of Durham
Grant Macaskill, University of Aberdeen
Kenneth Oakes, Notre Dame University
Christoph Schwöbel, University of St. Andrews
Christiane Tietz, University of Zurich
Philip G. Ziegler, University of Aberdeen

Registration

Cost

Early Bird Rate (Before March 1): $250 (Includes breakfast and lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and all refreshments).

Regular Rate (After March 1): $285 (Includes breakfast and lunch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and all refreshments).

Students: $90 (Includes all refreshments. Fee does not include meals).

PTS Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administration: Free (Registration still required)

Opening Sunday evening banquet meal – separate charge: $30

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Plenary Speakers

Speakers

Concurrent Speakers

Leadership

Plenary Speakers

Parallel Speakers

Schedule

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

2:00 – 5:00 PM - Registration

6:00 – 7:30 PM - Opening Banquet

7:30 – 9:00 PM - Lecture 1

Monday, June 17th, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Lecture 2

10:15 – 10:45 AM – Break with coffee

10:45 - 11:45 AM – Lecture 3

Noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 PM - Lecture 4

2:30 – 3:00 – Break with coffee and refreshments

3:00 – 4:00 – Lecture 5

4:15 – 5:00 – Concurrent Session I

Open Dinner in Princeton

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Lecture 6

10:15 – 10:45 AM – Break with coffee

11:00 – Noon – Lecture 7

Noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 PM – Lecture 8

2:30 – 3:00 – Break with coffee and refreshments

3:00 – 4:00 – Lecture 9

4:15 – 5:15 – Concurrent Session II

5:30 – 7:30 - Open Dinner in Princeton

7:30 – 8:30 - Lecture 10

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 AM - Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 AM – Lecture 11

10:00 – 11:00 AM – Break with coffee – Check out from the Erdman Center by 11 AM

11:00 – Noon – Lecture 12

Noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch

Workshops

Call for Applications

Fifty years from Barth’s own death and one-hundred years from the publication of the Römerbrief, the conference examines how fresh encounters with Karl Barth’s dogmatic theology and biblical exegesis might stimulate, inform, shape, and challenge contemporary reflection on the range of eschatological themes in Christian theology.

Those currently enrolled in a doctoral program or with completed doctorates are invited to submit paper proposals relevant to this year’s theme. We invite papers which draw Karl Barth’s life and work into constructive conversation concerning eschatological themes, perhaps focusing on the interpretation of key scriptural texts, or questions attending to key eschatological motifs: the matter of time and eternity, the Kingdom of God, death, judgment, resurrection, heaven and hell, apocalypse, theodicy, trauma, and the body (theologies of disability, race, sexuality, and gender). We especially encourage women, people of color, international students, and new voices in the Barth discussion to submit proposals.

Abstracts not exceeding 300 words should be sent to barth.center@ptsem.edu no later than 15th January 2019. Papers should be no more than 3,500 words in order to be delivered in 30 minutes and allow 15-20 minutes for Q&A. Please include your current academic standing with submissions.

Accepted applicants will receive free registration, meals, and lodging.

Lodging

Lodging will be available again this year at Princeton Seminary’s Erdman Center. Details about the Erdman Center can be found here. The nightly lodging rates range from $55-$90 depending upon the room you choose. Please note that the conference will begin early on Thursday morning so we advise a Wednesday night stay. The registration fee does not include lodging charges. All charges for lodging at the Erdman Center are separate and paid upon arrival at the Erdman Center.

We will update this page if lodging becomes full at the Erdman Center. In the event that this happens, rooms will be reserved at a nearby hotel with a shuttle bus service to Princeton Seminary’s campus.

Maps and Directions

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, email us at barth.center@ptsem.edu or call us at 609-524-1981.

Please allow at least three business days for an email response.

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