MemberW. Travis McMaken

American Academy of Religion
Karl Barth Society of North America
Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship
Society for Dialectical Theology


W. Travis McMaken, Our God Loves Justice: An Introduction to Helmut Gollwitzer (Fortress Press, 2017).
W. Travis McMaken and David W. Congdon (eds.), Karl Barth in Conversation (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2014).
W. Travis McMaken, The Sign of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism after Karl Barth (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013).


I am Associate Professor of Religion and Assistant Dean of Multidisciplinary Humanities in the School of Humanities at Lindenwood University’s St. Charles, MO campus. My writing engages primarily with 20th century theology (esp. Protestant theology, with specialization in Karl Barth, Helmut Gollwitzer, and T. F. Torrance) while working constructively on the subjects of sacramentology, ecclesiology, and political theology.

MemberDavid Congdon

…Westar Institute Fellow
American Society of Missiology
International Bonhoeffer Society
Karl Barth Society of North America
American Academy of Religion…
…with Fortress Press.

Bultmann. Shapers of Modern Theology series. Under contract with Fortress Press.

Bultmann: A Guide for the Perplexed. Under contract with Bloomsbury/T & T Clark.

The Karl Barth – Rudolf Bultmann Debate: Texts and Commentary. Under contract with Cascade Books.

Will Everyone Be Saved? Five Views on Christian Universalism. Under contract with Baker Academic.


Rudolf Bultmann: A Companion to His Theology. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015.

The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann’s Dialectical Theology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2015.

Karl Barth in Conversation (coedited with W. Travis McMaken). Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014.

Book Chapters
“Theology as Theanthropology: Barth’s Theology of Existence in Its Existentialist Contex…

I am the acquisitions editor at the University Press of Kansas, acquiring titles in political science and law. I completed my PhD in theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. My research is primarily in the fields of modern theology, hermeneutics, and missiology, with a special emphasis on Rudolf Bultmann.