George Hunsinger - Princeton Theological Seminary

George Hunsinger

Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology


102 Hodge Hall



Curriculum Vitae

Biography at a Glance


George Hunsinger is the McCord Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He earned his degrees at Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. A leading expert on Karl Barth, he was the 2010 recipient of the international Karl Barth Prize. He serves as an ordained Presbyterian minister, the founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (2006), and a delegate to the official Reformed/Roman Catholic International Dialogue (2011–2017). He is interested in “generous orthodoxy” as a way of overcoming the historic liberal/conservative impasse in modern Protestant theology.

Select Publications

  • The Beatitudes (Paulist Press, 2015)
  • Reading Barth with Charity: A Hermeneutical Proposal (Baker Academic, 2015)
  • Evangelical, Catholic and Reformed: Essays on Barth and Other Themes (Eerdmans, 2015)
  • Conversational Theology: Essays on Ecumenical, Postliberal, and Political Themes with Special Reference to Karl Barth (T&T Clark, 2105)
  • The Eucharist and Ecumenism: Let Us Keep the Feast (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
  • For the Sake of the World: Karl Barth and the Future of Ecclesial History (Eerdmans, 2004)
  • Disruptive Grace: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth (Eerdmans, 2000)
  • How to Read Karl Barth: The Shape of His Theology (Oxford University Press, 1991); German Translation: Barth lesen: Eine Einführung in sein theologisches Denken (Neukirchener Verlag, 2009); Japanese Translation: in process
  • Theological Commentary on Philippians (Brazos, forthcoming 2018)
  • Charting Christian Doctrine: An Introduction to the Basics (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2018)
  • The Legacy of Hans W. Frei, ed. (Fortress, forthcoming 2018)