2010 KBBC: Week 3, Outline and Biographical Information

So, we're back for the third and final week-long session of the 2010 Karl Barth Blog Conference (KBBC). For the full story, be sure to read the 2010 KBBC Welcome and Introduction. Here are the key points:

  1. The overarching theme is ”Karl Barth in Conversation with…”, where the blank is filled by some significant thinker or field. This session puts Barth into conversation with more philosophically inclined modern thinkers, although a number of them could also be classified as theologians.
  2. The first two sessions were awesome! Check them out here , or use the KBBC tab at the top of the page to access all the material from the past four years of Karl Barth Blog Conferences.
  3. This is the last session, and your last chance to join in the conversation.
  4. We’re making this into a book! Please donate via PayPal, or order a book through our Amazon Associates account (widget in the right side-bar). If you need to buy something from Amazon, just surf over through our widget and we'll get a kickback!

See you all in the comments section, starting again tomorrow!

  • Tuesday: Barth in Conversation with Milbank and Zizek on the Atonement, Paul Jones (plenary), Adam Kotsko (reponse).
  • Wednesday: Barth in Conversation with Badiou, Michael Jimenez (plenary), Geoffrey Holsclaw (response).
  • Thursday: Barth in Conversation with D. B. Hart, Keith Starkenburg (plenary), Han-luen Kantzer Komline (response).
  • Friday: Barth in Conversation with Taubes, Ben Myers (plenary), Derek Woodard-Lehman (response).
Biographical Information

Geoffrey Holsclaw is a co-pastor at Life on the Vine, a missional church in NW Chicago, a doctoral candidate at Marquette University focusing on theology and society, and blogs at For the Time Being. His research interests are liturgy and politics in a more continental key, along with studying Augustine. Geoffrey studied philosophy at UC, Santa Cruz, and theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Michael Jimenez received his BA in History at Biola University, and his MA in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is currently working on a PhD in Theology at Fuller with an emphasis on Karl Barth and his social-political thought in conversation with postmodern theory. Research interests include figures like Karl Barth, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Slavoj Žižek, Gilles Deleuze and Jon Sobrino. He blogs with his brother at I Want a Third Pill.

Paul Dafydd Jones is Assistant Professor of Western Religious Thought at the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Humanity of Christ: Christology in Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics (London: T&T Clark, 2008), along with various essays and articles.

Han-luen Kantzer Komline, a graduate of Wheaton College (BA) and Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv), is currently a doctoral student at the University of Notre Dame where she studies early and modern Christian theology.

Adam Kotsko holds a PhD from the Chicago Theological Seminary and is currently visiting assistant professor of religion at Kalamazoo College. He is the author of Zizek and Theology, and Politics of Redemption: The Social Logic of Salvation. He blogs at An und für sich.

Ben Myers is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Charles Sturt University in Sydney, Australia. He likes reading novels, drinking coffee, watching Audrey Hepburn, and blogging at Faith and Theology. He also has a new book coming out soon: Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams.

Keith Starkenburg teaches at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. He is a PhD candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia and is working on a dissertation which examines connections between Karl Barth’s doctrine of glory and his ecclesiology.

Derek Woodard-Lehman holds degrees from Messiah College and Duke University, and is currently a doctoral student at Princeton Theological Seminary in Religion and Society. He recently received second prize of the 2010 Goodwin Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing, hosted by Theological Horizons, with his essay: “Radical Protestant, Radical Democrat: Cornel West and the Possibility of Public Theology.”


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