25 June 2007

at princeton seminary

I spent today at the conference on Barth and evangelicals at Princeton Seminary.

Two talks (D.G. Hart and G. Harinck) attempted to place Van Til's critique of Barth into historical context, particularly with regard to neo-evangelicalism, the identities of Westminster Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, and Dutch neo-Calvinism.

The other two main talks (M. Horton and G. Hunsinger) dealt with the topics of Barth on christology, election, and Trinity. Hunsinger seems to give Barth a much more classical reading than McCormack, who chaired the session.

There's more of the Barth conference on Tuesday and Wednesday and I'll report back in more detail later, though I still haven't finished posting about the Augustine conference.