Bruce L McCormack

Bruce L. McCormack (b. 1952) is a Presbyterian theologian and the Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. McCormack earned an MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary (1989). He specializes in the theology of Karl Barth and modern theology.


In 1998 McCormack was the recipient of the “Karl Barth Prize,” awarded by the Board of the Evangelical Church of the Union in Germany. The reward was given for his book Karl Barth’s Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology (1995) which was a revised and expanded edition of his dissertation at Princeton. McCormack also received an honorary doctorate from the Friedrich-Schiller Universität in Jena, Germany.

Selected publications

  • Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth. Baker Academic, 2008.
  • Karl Barth’s Critically Realistic Dialectical Theology: Its Genesis and Development, 1909–1936. Oxford University Press, 1995.

Edited works

  • Edited with Kimlyn J. Bender, Theology As Conversation: The Significance of Dialogue in Historical and Contemporary Theology: A Festschrift for Daniel L. Migliore. Eerdmans, 2009.
  • Engaging the Doctrine of God: Contemporary Protestant Perspectives. Baker Academic, 2008.
  • The Reality of Faith in Theology: Studies on Karl Barth. Princeton-Kampen Consultation 2005. Peter Lang, 2007.
  • Justification in Perspective: Historical Developments and Contemporary Challenges. Baker Academic, 2006.

See also

Online writings