Reading Groups

The Center for Barth Studies is in the process of compiling a list of current reading groups on the theology of Karl Barth. If you are currently leading or participating in a Karl Barth reading group and would like to be added to this page, please send us your group meeting location and contact information to

Wichita, Kansas

We meet the third Thursday of every month, 12:00-1:30 PM, at the LaGalette Restaurant. Contact Chris Kettler at for more information.

Rootstown, Ohio

We are a very small informal reading group that reads and discusses Dr. Barth regularly and with great joy! Currently in the commentary to the Romans. Contact Vince Maltempi at for more information.

Anderson, South Carolina

The Karl Barth reading club meets every Tuesday from 2-3pm in Food for Thought, which is located underneath the Anderson University Library. This is our second year meeting. This semester we begin CD IV.I. Please email Ethan Taylor for more information –

Vancouver, British Columbia

We meet the second Wednesday of every month except July and August. We start at 7:00 PM and meet at Vancouver School of Theology. Meeting times are subject to occasionally change. Please contact Blair Bertrand at for more information regarding the latest date meeting time and readings.

Burnaby, British Columbia

Open reading group of Barth’s Evangelical Theology on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM over a bag supper. Conversations will focus on a chapter a week. For more information, send an email to and include “Barth Reading” in the subject line of the email.

Caronport, Saskatchewan (Briercrest College & Seminary).

A reading group comprised of students, staff, pastors, and friends of Briercrest College & Seminary. We meet weekly on Friday mornings at 7:00 to 8:15 am in the Seminary wing. We work through approximately 10 pages of the Church Dogmatics each week from September through May. We have been meeting since 2005. Group lead and contact: Dr. David Guretzki (

Calgary, Alberta

A reading group that meets once a month at Ambrose University, typically on Thursdays from 8:30-10:00 AM. The group is currently reading Evangelical Theology, discussing 2-4 chapters per session. Contact the group leader, Kelly Carter, at

United Kingdom

An online Zoom reading group that meets every Monday at 8:30-9:30 PM UK time. The assignment will be 20 pages of Church Dogmatics I.1 per week, and the group will meet to discuss and end with prayer. For more details, and to join, email Duncan: