Colloque Karl Barth 2019

Karl Barth’s Römerbrief 100 years later Retrospect and Prospect
Le Römerbrief de Karl Barth 100 ans plus tard, quelle actualité?

An International Theological Conference

University of Geneva (Switzerland), June 5-7, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Send a short CV (1 page max.) and a brief description of your paper (1/2 page) by September 15, 2018 to Andreas Dettwiler (andreas.dettwiler(at)unige.ch).

Accepted languages: French, English and German.

A few month after the Great War, in 1919, a young unknown pastor published a commentary on the epistle to the Romans that would become one of the great theological works of the 20th century. In opposition to the liberal and conservative theology of his time, Karl Barth offered a new reading of the central Pauline text in which God reveals Godself as wholly Other.

A century later, what should we make of this text, rooted as it is in the post-World War I period and its social and theological conflicts? Bringing together experts in the field and young researchers from different continents, the international und multidisciplinary conference organized by the Faculty of Theology of the University of Geneva June 5-7 2019 invites both retrospective and prospective responses to this question.

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Quelques mois après la grande Guerre, en 1919, un jeune pasteur méconnu publie un commentaire de l’Épitre aux Romains qui va devenir l’une des œuvres théologiques majeures du 20e siècle. Contre la théologie libérale et conservatrice de son temps, Karl Barth propose une nouvelle lecture de l’œuvre principale de l’apôtre Paul où Dieu se révèle comme le Tout-Autre. 

Un siècle plus tard, que reste-t-il de ce livre, contextuel par son enracinement dans la période de la guerre et des conflits théologiques et sociaux de son temps ? C’est à cela qu’essayera de répondre le colloque international et multidisciplinaire organisé par la Faculté de théologie de l’Université de Genève du 5 au 7 juin 2019. Ce colloque fera se rencontrer à la fois les expert-e-s du domaine et de jeunes chercheuses et chercheurs de divers continents.

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF

Public lectures

  • Beverly Gaventa (Baylor University, USA)
  • Jean-Luc Marion (Académie française and University of Chicago)

Conference papers

  • John Barclay (Durham University, UK)
  • Benoît Bourgine (Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium)
  • Philippe Büttgen (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France)
  • J. Kameron Carter (Duke Divinity School, USA)
  • Christophe Chalamet (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • François Dermange (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Andreas Dettwiler (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Anthony Feneuil (University of Lorraine, France)
  • Michaël Foessel (École polytechnique, France)
  • Pierre Gisel (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Emmanuel Gougaud (Service national pour l’unité des chrétiens, France)
  • Jean Grondin (University of Montréal, Canada)
  • Cambria Kaltwasser (Northwestern College, USA)
  • Pierre Manent (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, France)
  • Amy Marga (Luther Seminary, USA)
  • Bruce McCormack (Princeton Theological Seminary, USA)
  • Henry Mottu (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Sarah Stewart-Kroeker (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Claudia Welz (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Matthias Zeindler (University of Bern, Switzerland)
  • Philip Ziegler (University of Aberdeen, UK)
  • Peter Zocher (University of Basel, Switzerland)

Accommodations and meals will be provided.
Travel grants may be available.

Organizing Committee: François Dermange, Andreas Dettwiler, Elisabeth Parmentier and Sarah Stewart-Kroeker