The dynamic duo of dialectical theology – David Congdon & Travis McMaken – are on the podcast. These two scholars, friends, and theological provocateurs are here to bring you some dialectical theology.
This conversation was recorded in their hotel room at the American Academy of Religion. Their room may or may not have had a bunch of crystals surrounding a giant collection of analytic theology texts.
Travis was on the podcast in the past talking about Why God loves Justice and Why Go Barthian?.
David joined the podcast to talk Bultmann’s Mission of Demythologizing.
In this podcast we discuss….
– the day David convinced Travis the bodily resurrection wasn’t necessary
– dialectical theology’s relationship to theological tradition
– what does the term “event” mean for DT?
– humans are messed up and are not the solution of our problem
– the kenosis of the patriarchy
– theology for the religiously unaffiliated
– sadly Travis has no inner-life
– how Badiou should relate to Theology… a theology of the trace
– what makes an event christian
– the contrast between dialectical theology and salvation history
– tripp gets upset about theology without existential register
– David is not happy about St. Andrews, analytical theology, or NT Wright’s historical confidence
– analytical investigations of Kierkegaard aren’t cool
– doing historical investigations doesn’t lead to the existential encounter of faith
– the need to embrace the secularity of faith

A Dialectical Theology Reading List