Bruce McCormack

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Bruce McCormack
Born 1952 (age 65–66)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nationality American[citation needed]
Known for "Neo-Barthian" interpretation
Title Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
  • Theology
  • biblical studies
Institutions Princeton Theological Seminary
Main interests History of modern theology

Bruce Lindley McCormack (born 1952) is Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. His work focuses on the history of modern theology.[1] McCormack has proposed that Karl Barth's view of Scripture has been misinterpreted, and has proposed a "Neo-Barthian" interpretation.[2]



  • McCormack, Bruce L. (1993). For Us and Our Salvation: incarnation and atonement in the Reformed tradition. Studies in Reformed Theology and History, v. 1, no. 2. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Theological Seminary. OCLC 28396230. 
  • ——— (1995). Karl Barth’s Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development, 1909–1936. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 978-0-198-26337-1. 
  • ———, ed. (2006). Justification in Perspective: historical developments and contemporary challenges. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-03131-1. OCLC 69331677. 
  • ——— (2008). Orthodox and Modern: studies in the theology of Karl Barth. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-03582-1. OCLC 182738008. 
  • ———, ed. (2008). Engaging the Doctrine of God : contemporary Protestant perspectives. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-03552-4. OCLC 166368585. 
  • ———; Bender, Kimlyn J., eds. (2009). Theology as conversation : the significance of dialogue in historical and contemporary theology : a festschrift for Daniel L. Migliore. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 978-0-802-84859-8. OCLC 301948462. 
  • ———; Anderson, Clifford B., eds. (2011). Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 978-0-802-86656-1. OCLC 702941742. 
  • ———; Kapic, Kelly M., eds. (2012). Mapping Modern Theology: a thematic and historical introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-03535-7. OCLC 729346779. 
  • ———; White, Thomas Joseph, eds. (2013). Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth: an unofficial Catholic-Protestant dialogue. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 978-0-802-86976-0. OCLC 827256100. 

Articles and chapters[edit]

  • ——— (2002). "What Has Basel to Do with Berlin? Continuities in the Theologies of Barth and Schleiermacher". The Princeton Seminary Bulletin. 23 (2): 146–173. 
  • ———; Barth, Karl (2002). "The Significance of Karl Barth's Theological Exegesis of Philippians". The Epistle to the Philippians. Louisville, KY: Westminster, John Knox Press. ISBN 978-0-6642-2420-2. OCLC 50542377. 
  • ——— (2002). "The Barth Renaissance in America: An Opinion". The Princeton Seminary Bulletin. 23 (3): 337–40. 
  • ——— (2004). "Participation in God, Yes, Deification, No: Two Modern Answers to an Ancient Question". In Dalferth, Ingolf Ulrich; Fischer, Johannes; Grosshans, Hans-Peter. Denkwuerdiges Geheminis: Festschrift fuer Eberhard Juengel zum 70. Geburtstag. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. ISBN 978-3-1614-8522-0. 
  • ——— (2006). "Karl Barth's Christology as Resource for a Reformed Version of Kenoticism". International Journal of Systematic Theology. 8 (3): 243–51. 
  • ——— (2007). "Seek God Where He May Be Found: A Response to Edwin Chr. van Driel". Scottish Journal of Theology. 60 (1): 62–79. 
  • ——— (2010). "Let's Speak Plainly: A Response to Paul Molnar". Theology Today. 67 (1): 57–65. 


  1. ^ "Bruce Lindley McCormack". Princeton Theological Seminary. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Evans, William B. (December 2008). "Comments on Karl Barth, Bruce McCormack, and the Neo-Barthian View of Scripture". Reformation 21. Retrieved 12 May 2014.