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DAVID W. CONGDON

Curriculum Vitae
2017

EDUCATION

2014
Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
2008
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
2004
B.A., English Literature, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

2017–Present
Acquisitions Editor, Political Science and Law, University Press of Kansas
2017–Present
Adjunct Instructor, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
2012–2017
Associate Editor, IVP Academic
2010–2012
Instructor, Princeton Theological Seminary

PUBLICATIONS

Books

2016
The God Who Saves: A Dogmatic Sketch. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.
2015
Rudolf Bultmann: A Companion to His Theology. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.
2015
The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann’s Dialectical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.
2014
Karl Barth in Conversation (coedited with W. Travis McMaken). Eugene, OR: Pickwick.

Book Chapters

In press
“Barth and Hermeneutics.” In The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth, edited by Paul Dafydd Jones and Paul T. Nimmo. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2017
“Rudolf Bultmann.” In T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement, edited by Adam J. Johnson, 417–420. London: T & T Clark.
2015
“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.
2014
“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.
2014
“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.
2012
“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.
2010
“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

In Press
“Apocalypse as Perpetual Advent: The Apocalyptic Sermons of Rudolf Bultmann.” Theology Today.
2017
“‘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.
2017
“The Nature of the Church in Theological Interpretation of Scripture.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 11, no. 1 (2017): 101–17.
2017
“Is Bultmann a Heideggerian Theologian?” Scottish Journal of Theology 70, no. 1 (2017): 19–38.
2017
“Demystifying the Program of Demythologizing: Bultmann’s Theological Hermeneutics.” Harvard Theological Review 110, no. 1 (2017): 1–23.
2016
“Emancipatory Intercultural Hermeneutics: Interpreting Theo Sundermeier’s Differenzhermeneutik.” Mission Studies 33, no. 2 (2016): 127–146.
2015
“Is There a Kerygma in This Text? A Review Article.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 9, no. 2 (2015): 299–311.
2014
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.
2014
“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.
2014
“Kerygma and Community: A Response to R. W. L. Moberly’s Revisiting of Bultmann.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 8, no. 1 (2014): 1–23.
2013
“Bonhoeffer and Bultmann: Toward an Apocalyptic Rapprochement.” International Journal of Systematic Theology 15, no. 2 (2013): 172–195.
2012
“Reconsidering Apocalyptic Cinema: Pauline Apocalyptic and Paul Thomas Anderson.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture 24, no. 3 (2012): 405–418.
2010
Creatio Continua ex Electione: A Post-Barthian Revision of the Doctrine of Creatio ex Nihilo.” Koinonia 22 (2010): 33–53.
2010
“‘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.
2009
“Jesus and Faith: The Doctrine of Faith in Scripture and the Reformed Confessions.” Journal of Reformed Theology 3 (2009): 321–344.
2008
“The Trinitarian Shape of ΠΙΣΤΙΣ: A Theological Exegesis of Galatians.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 2, no. 2 (2008): 231–258.

Recent Book Reviews

2016
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.
2013
Review of Bultmann Unlocked, by Tim Labron (T&T Clark, 2011). International Journal of Systematic Theology 15, no. 4 (2013): 490–493.
2011
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.
2011
Review of Theology of Money, by Philip Goodchild (Duke, 2009). Reviews in Religion and Theology 18, no. 4 (2011): 573–576.
2011
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.

Online Publications

2017
2016
“Ten Reasons Why Theology Matters” (coauthored with W. Travis McMaken). Christianity Today. October 27, 2016.

Forthcoming Publications 

Converting Witness: The Future of Christian Mission in the New Millennium (coedited with John G. Flett). Under contract with Fortress Press.

Bultmann: A Guide for the Perplexed. Under contract with Bloomsbury/T & T Clark.

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.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

2016
“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.
2016
“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.
2015
“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.
2015
“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.
2014
“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.
2012
“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.
2012
“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.
2012
“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.
2011
“Eschatologizing Apocalyptic: Reconsidering the Messianic Event.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA. November 20.
2011
Invited participant to 2011 Logos Workshop. Theme: “Divine Revelation: Meaning, Authority, and Canon.” University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. June 2–4.
2011
“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.
2011
“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.
2010
“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.
2010
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.
2008
“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.
2008
“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.
2007
“‘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.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Reformed Theology (2017)

Princeton Theological Seminary

Reformed and Lutheran Confessional Theology in the Sixteenth Century (2012)
Missional Theology and Practice (2011)
Systematic Theology (2010, 2011)

Princeton University

Christian Ethics and Modern Society (2011)

SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2016–
Journal Manuscript Review: Mission Studies
2014–
Journal Manuscript Review: Modern Theology
2013–
Journal Manuscript Review: International Journal of Systematic Theology
2010–12
Executive Editor, Koinonia (Princeton, NJ)

TEACHING AREAS

Systematic Theology
New Testament Theology
Modern Christian Thought
Biblical Hermeneutics
Reformation and Post-Reformation Theology
Theology and Critical Theory
Political and Liberation Theologies
Theology of Mission
Global and Intercultural Theology
Theology and Film

LANGUAGES

English: native
German: proficient reading
French: can read with dictionary
Latin: can read with dictionary
Greek: can read with dictionary

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2017
Association of American University Presses
2017
Society for Dialectical Theology
2014
Westar Institute Fellow
2013
American Society of Missiology
2010
International Bonhoeffer Society
2010
Karl Barth Society of North America
2006
American Academy of Religion