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Call for Papers


The 2015 Annual Karl Barth Conference will take place June 21-24, 2015 at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. The theme of this year's conference is "Karl Barth & the Gospels: Interpreting Gospel Texts," and the plenary speakers include Richard Bauckham (University of St. Andrews, emeritus), Karlfried Fröhlich (Princeton Theological Seminary), Beverly Roberts Gaventa (Baylor University), Eric Gregory (Princeton University), Willie Jennings (Duke Divinity School), Paul Dafydd Jones (University of Virginia), Bruce L. McCormack (Princeton Theological Seminary), Daniel L. Migliore (Princeton Theological Seminary), Jürgen Moltmann (University of Tübingen), and Fleming Rutledge (Grace Church, New York City).

Those with completed doctorates or currently enrolled in a doctoral program are invited to submit paper proposals on this year's theme. We welcome papers that engage Barth's theological exegesis of the Gospels or other biblical texts critically and constructively. We especially encourage women, people of color, and international students to submit proposals.

Abstracts not exceeding 250 words should be sent to barth.center@ptsem.edu no later than March 1, 2015. Papers should be no more than 3,500 words in order to be delivered in thirty minutes and allow 15-20 minutes for Q&A. Please include your current academic standing with submissions.