POGOS: Christoph Schwöbel on Developing a Christian Doctrine of Reconciliation

Jonathan Rutledge
Tuesday 18 February 2020

This week in Pogos we have the sixth presentation from the Logos Conference 2019 series with Prof Christoph Schwöbel, followed by a response from Prof Timothy Pawl. We hope you enjoy!


Christoph Schwöbel (Professor of Systematic Theology, University of St Andrews)  previously taught at the Universities of Marburg,  Kiel, Tübingen, and Heidelberg, as well as King’s College at the University of London. Schwöbel is a past president of Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Theologie, the association of theologians teaching in universities in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has many publications in both English and German, including Gott im Gespräch. Theologische Studien zur Gegenwartsdeutung (2011), Die Religion des Zauberers. Theologisches in den großen Romanen Thomas Manns (2008), Christlicher Glaube im Pluralismus. Studien zu einer Theologie der Kultur (2003), Gott in Beziehung (2002), and God: Action and Revelation (1992).


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Timothy Pawl is a Professor in Philosophy at the University of St Thomas. His areas of expertise include metaphysics, moral psychology, & philosophical theology, and he is currently a senior research fellow at the Logos Institute for Analytic & Exegetical Theology. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including two monographs in the well-known Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology series, Acta Philosophica, Australasia Journal of Philosophy, Res Philosophica, and many others.


Christa L McKirland
is a former producer and co-host of
Pogos as well as a Research Fellow in the Logos Institute. She now works at Carey Baptist University (New Zealand) as a Lecturer in Systematic Theology and serves as the Executive director of Logia. Her research proposes a pneumatologically-Christocentric anthropology based upon the significance and uniqueness of the fundamental human need for intentional dependence upon the divine presence.


Jonathan C Rutledge is a producer and host of the Logos Institute’s official podcast, Pogos, as well as its blog, creatively-dubbed Blogos. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied under Linda T. Zagzebski, and he holds a Ph.D. in divinity from the University of St Andrews where he studied under Alan J. Torrance. He currently serves as a research fellow at the Logos Institute, and his primary academic interests lie in the areas of epistemology, philosophy of religion, and systematic & analytic theology. His current projects include a monograph on the nature of forgiveness & a sacrificial model of atonement, philosophical Arminianism as an account of divine creation, and constructing a Foley-inspired account of epistemic rationality & defeat. His favorite pastime involves walking on the East Sands with his son, Caspian, and spouse, Bethany.









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