DAVID W. CONGDON
Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A., English Literature, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Acquisitions Editor, Political Science and Law, University Press of Kansas
Adjunct Instructor, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Associate Editor, IVP Academic
Instructor, Princeton Theological Seminary
The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.
Rudolf Bultmann: A Companion to His Theology. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.
The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann’s Dialectical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
Karl Barth in Conversation (coedited with W. Travis McMaken). Eugene, OR: Pickwick.
“Barth and Hermeneutics.” In The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth, edited by Paul Dafydd Jones and Paul T. Nimmo. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
“Rudolf Bultmann.” In T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement, edited by Adam J. Johnson, 417–420. London: T & T Clark.
“David W. Congdon: Systematic Theology.” In Theologians and Philosophers Using Social Media: Advice, Tips, and Testimonials, edited by Thomas Jay Oord, 65–67. San Diego: SacraSage Press.
“Theology as Theanthropology: Barth’s Theology of Existence in Its Existentialist Context.” In Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology: A Fifty-Year Perspective, edited by Clifford Anderson and Bruce L. McCormack, 30–66. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
“The Spirit of Freedom: Eberhard Jüngel’s Theology of the Third Article.” In Indicative of Grace – Imperative of Freedom: Essays in Honour of Eberhard Jüngel in his 80th Year, edited by R. David Nelson, 13–27. London: T & T Clark.
“Following the Deacon Jesus in the Prophetic Diaconate: Toward an Apocalyptic ‘Third Way’ Beyond Barth and Tanner.” In Karl Barth in Conversation, edited by W. Travis McMaken and David W. Congdon, 143–151. Eugene, OR: Pickwick.
“Eschatologizing Apocalyptic: An Assessment of the Present Conversation on Pauline Apocalyptic.” In Apocalyptic and the Future of Theology: With and Beyond J. Louis Martyn, edited by Douglas Harink and Joshua Davis, 118–136. Eugene, OR: Cascade.
“The Word as Event: Barth and Bultmann on Scripture.” In The Sacred Text: Excavating the Texts, Exploring the Interpretations, and Engaging the Theologies of the Christian Scriptures, edited by Michael F. Bird and Michael W. Pahl, 241–265. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“Apocalypse as Perpetual Advent: The Apocalyptic Sermons of Rudolf Bultmann.” Theology Today.
“‘See What Is Coming to Pass and Not Only What Is’: Alain Badiou and the Possibility of Postmetaphysical Theology.” Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 16, no. 3 (2017): 294–329.
“The Nature of the Church in Theological Interpretation of Scripture.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 11, no. 1 (2017): 101–17.
“Is Bultmann a Heideggerian Theologian?” Scottish Journal of Theology 70, no. 1 (2017): 19–38.
“Demystifying the Program of Demythologizing: Bultmann’s Theological Hermeneutics.” Harvard Theological Review 110, no. 1 (2017): 1–23.
“Emancipatory Intercultural Hermeneutics: Interpreting Theo Sundermeier’s Differenzhermeneutik.” Mission Studies 33, no. 2 (2016): 127–146.
“Is There a Kerygma in This Text? A Review Article.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 9, no. 2 (2015): 299–311.
“Apokatastasis and Apostolicity: A Response to Oliver Crisp on the Question of Barth’s Universalism.” Scottish Journal of Theology 67, no. 4 (2014): 464–480.
“Dialectical Theology as Theology of Mission: Investigating the Origins of Karl Barth’s Break with Liberalism.” International Journal of Systematic Theology 16, no. 4 (2014): 390–413.
“Kerygma and Community: A Response to R. W. L. Moberly’s Revisiting of Bultmann.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 8, no. 1 (2014): 1–23.
“Bonhoeffer and Bultmann: Toward an Apocalyptic Rapprochement.” International Journal of Systematic Theology 15, no. 2 (2013): 172–195.
“Reconsidering Apocalyptic Cinema: Pauline Apocalyptic and Paul Thomas Anderson.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 24, no. 3 (2012): 405–418.
“Creatio Continua ex Electione: A Post-Barthian Revision of the Doctrine of Creatio ex Nihilo.” Koinonia 22 (2010): 33–53.
“‘A Beautiful Anarchy’: Religion, Fascism, and Violence in the Theopolitical Imagination of Guillermo del Toro” and “Secular Parables of the Truth: A Reply to Jenson and Lubeck.” Cultural Encounters 6, no. 2 (2010): 43–67, 77–83.
“Jesus and Faith: The Doctrine of Faith in Scripture and the Reformed Confessions.” Journal of Reformed Theology 3 (2009): 321–344.
“The Trinitarian Shape of ΠΙΣΤΙΣ: A Theological Exegesis of Galatians.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 2, no. 2 (2008): 231–258.
Recent Book Reviews
Review of Beyond Bultmann: Reckoning a New Testament Theology, edited by Bruce W. Longenecker and Mikeal C. Parsons (Baylor University Press, 2014). Catholic Biblical Quarterly 78, no. 1 (2016): 196–197.
Review of Bultmann Unlocked, by Tim Labron (T&T Clark, 2011). International Journal of Systematic Theology 15, no. 4 (2013): 490–493.
Review of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 12: Berlin, 1932-1933, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Fortress, 2009). Reviews in Religion and Theology 18, no. 4 (2011): 563–567.
Review of Theology of Money, by Philip Goodchild (Duke, 2009). Reviews in Religion and Theology 18, no. 4 (2011): 573–576.
Review of “Jesus Is Victor!”: The Significance of the Blumhardts for the Theology of Karl Barth, by Christian T. Collins Winn (Pickwick, 2009). Reviews in Religion and Theology 18, no. 3 (2011): 469–472.
Converting Witness: The Future of Christian Mission in the New Millennium (coedited with John G. Flett). Under contract with Fortress Press.
The Karl Barth – Rudolf Bultmann Debate: Texts and Commentary. Under contract with Cascade Books.
Will Everyone Be Saved? Five Views on Christian Universalism. Under contract with Baker Academic.
“Bultmann’s Greatest Gift to the Church.” United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Minneapolis, MN. March 12, 2018.
“Apocalypse as Perpetual Advent: The Christmas Sermons of Rudolf Bultmann.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX. November 20.
“Missional Hermeneutics and Intercultural Theology: An Appreciation of James V. Brownson’s Speaking the Truth in Love: New Testament Resources for a Missional Hermeneutic.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Antonio, TX. November 20.
“God’s Being Is in Self-Contradiction: Eberhard Jüngel and the Contemporary Debate over Divine Simplicity.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA. November 23.
“Evolution, Ontology, and Love: Toward a Postmetaphysical Hamartiology and Soteriology.” Paper presented at the Colossian Forum conference on “Re-imagining the Intersection of Evolution and the Fall,” Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL. March 27.
“Demythologizing as Recontextualizing: The Contextual Theology of Rudolf Bultmann.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Missiology, Minneapolis, MN. June 21.
“Hegeling Kierkegaard: Barth’s Historicization of Kierkegaard’s Incognito-Christology.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL. November 18.
“The Missionary Situation of a World Come of Age: The Problem of the Missionsgemeinde and Volkskirche in Bonhoeffer.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL. November 17.
“Theology as Theanthropology: Barth’s Theology of Existence in Its Existentialist Context.” Paper presented at the 2012 Karl Barth Conference at Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ. June 19.
“Eschatologizing Apocalyptic: Reconsidering the Messianic Event.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA. November 20.
Invited participant to 2011 Logos Workshop. Theme: “Divine Revelation: Meaning, Authority, and Canon.” University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. June 2–4.
“Bonhoeffer and Bultmann: An Overlooked and Misunderstood Relationship.” Paper presented at New Conversations on Bonhoeffer’s Theology: A Graduate Student Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. April 11.
“Event and Being: Bultmann Reads Badiou.” Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, New Brunswick, NJ. March 18.
“Being as Event: The Relation between Theology and Philosophy in Barth and Bultmann.” Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, New Brunswick, NJ. March 11.
“Creatio Continua ex Electione: Divine Self-Determination and the Doctrine of Creation.” Paper presented at the Koinonia Annual Forum, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ. February 19.
“A Beautiful Anarchy: Religion, Fascism, and Violence in the Theopolitical Imagination of Guillermo del Toro.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL. November 1.
“Reevaluating the Fallen Humanity of Christ: An Examination of Chalcedonian Christology in Light of Oliver Crisp and Karl Barth.” Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, New Brunswick, NJ. March 28.
“‘A Pre-Appearance of the Truth’: Toward a Christological Aesthetics.” Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, MD. March 2.
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Reformed Theology (2017, 2018)
Princeton Theological Seminary
Reformed and Lutheran Confessional Theology in the Sixteenth Century (2012)
Missional Theology and Practice (2011)
Systematic Theology (2010, 2011)
Christian Ethics and Modern Society (2011)
SERVICE TO PROFESSION
Journal Manuscript Review: Mission Studies
Journal Manuscript Review: Modern Theology
Journal Manuscript Review: International Journal of Systematic Theology
Executive Editor, Koinonia (Princeton, NJ)
New Testament Theology
Modern Christian Thought
Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology
Theology and Critical Theory
Political and Liberation Theologies
Theology of Mission
Global and Intercultural Theology
Theology and Film
German: proficient reading
French: can read with dictionary
Latin: can read with dictionary
Greek: can read with dictionary
Association of American University Presses
Society for Dialectical Theology
Westar Institute Fellow
American Society of Missiology
International Bonhoeffer Society
Karl Barth Society of North America
American Academy of Religion