Barth Booth, Pt. 2 / Kara N. Slade / God’s Conclusive Action in Jesus Christ

The Barth Booth is a virtual exhibit devoted to the life and work of Karl Barth. The exhibit is hosted on the Wipf and Stock Blog and includes a set of interviews with Barth scholars, as well as a selection of Wipf and Stock’s books by and about Barth.

Dr. Kara Slade is Associate Rector of Trinity Church in Princeton and Canon Theologian of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Dr. Slade earned a PhD in theology at Duke University and is the author of The Fullness of Time: Jesus Christ, Science, and Modernity (Cascade, 2023), which is available for 50% off with code “BARTHBOOTH” through April 14, 2023.

In this episode, Dr. Slade talks about a host of topics related to Karl Barth, including the ecclesial setting of Barth’s theology, the conclusiveness of God’s action in Jesus Christ, Barth’s reception among North American Anglicans, Barth’s theology of time, and some of the promising prospects for Barth studies today.

A native of Pensacola, Florida, Kara Slade holds a PhD in Christian theology and ethics from Duke University with research interests that include Karl Barth, Søren Kierkegaard, the ethics of science and technology, and medical ethics. Kara has served on the pastoral staff of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, as well as in suburban and rural parishes in North Carolina and Alabama. She serves as Canon Theologian of the Diocese of New Jersey, and is a member of the Society of Scholar-Priests and Society of Catholic Priests within the Anglican Communion. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, cheering for Duke basketball, and exploring historic churches.

Show Notes


Barth Booth:

The Barth Center:

Barth Graduate Student Colloquium:

Mockingbird Ministries:

Health-Ade Kombucha:


Barth, Karl. Church Dogmatics.

———. Dogmatics in Outline.

———. The Epistle to the Romans.

———. Evangelical Theology: An Introduction.

Busch, Eberhard. The Great Passion: An Introduction to Karl Barth’s Theology.

Jennings, Willie James. The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race.

Myers, Ben. The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism.

Nikolaus of Haguenau, and Matthias Grünewald. Isenheim Altarpiece.

Scarry, Elaine. On Beauty and Being Just.

Slade, Kara. The Fullness of Time: Jesus Christ, Science, and Modernity.


(01:45) – Coffee, kombucha, Coke

(03:25) – Theology from the church, for the church

(07:34) – The interwovenness of different doctrines in Barth

(11:09) – God’s conclusive action in Jesus Christ

(16:38) – Barth and “bro theology”

(19:41) – Beach reads: Dogmatics in Outline

(23:16) – CD 4/1

(27:23) – Barth and North American Anglicans

(34:26) – Barth’s doctrine of reconciliation

(38:35) – The inseparability of dogmatics and ethics

(42:40) – Barth studies in North America today

(48:37) – The “time of the resurrection” and the time of scientific modernity

(57:26) – Barth and Kierkegaard

(01:00:21) – The nuanced Barth

(01:02:26) – Kait Dugan, the Barth Center, Willie Jennings


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