In 1962, Karl Barth visited America for the first and only time. His trip coincided with his retirement from his professorship at the University of Basel. While he came to deliver a series of lectures (subsequently published as Evangelical Theology) at the University of Chicago and Princeton Theological Seminary, he took advantage of his stay to tour American prisons, travel to battlefields of the Civil War, speak (briefly) with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and meet with several representatives of the Kennedy Administration. This conference, held from June 17-20, 2012, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Karl Barth’s trip to America with lectures about his visit and about the place of Evangelical Theology in his oeuvre.
Speakers included Hans-Anton Drewes, Daniel Migliore, Peter Paris, Jessica DeCou, Cambria Kaltwasser, Katherine Sonderegger, Adam Neder, Kevin Hector, David Congdon, Gerald McKenny, and George Hunsinger.
The papers presented at this conference have been published as Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology.