Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Chair in Theology, and Professor of Systematic Theology
BA, Yale University, 1972
MDiv, Yale University, 1975
MA, Yale University, Religious Studies Department, 1980
PhD, Yale University, Religious Studies Department, 1984
Lee Barrett is the Mary B. and Henry P. Stager Professor of Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary where he has taught since September 1993. Prior to this, Lee taught theology at the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. He holds B.A., M.A., M.Div., and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.
Lee’s interests include the relationship between the doctrinal traditions of the Christian churches and contemporary culture. He is the author of essays concerning the present-day implications of the theology of the Reformed tradition, as well as the thoughts of Søren Kierkegaard. Lee is particularly interested in the theological significance of literature and the visual arts.
Lee’s wife, Betty Snapp-Barrett, is a pastoral counselor in Lancaster, where they make their home.
Christology: Who is Jesus?
Specialty & Research
Philosophy of Religion
Christianity and the Visual Arts
Christianity and Literature
T&T Clark Reader in Kierkegaard as Theologian, ed. Lee C. Barrett, T&T Clark, 2018
Eros and Self-Emptying: The Intersections of Augustine and Kierkegaard, Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2013
Kierkegaard, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2010
The Heidelberg Catechism: A New Translation for the 21st Century, Translator, Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2007
Volume Consultant, International Kierkegaard Commentary, Philosophical Fragments and Johannes Climacus series ed. Robert Perkins, Macon: Mercer University Press, 1994
Volume Consultant, International Kierkegaard Commentary: Works of Love series, ed. Robert Perkins, Macon: Mercer University Press, 2001
"The English Reception of Philosophical Fragments" in Kierkegaard Yearbook, Reitzel: Copenhagen, 2004
"The Heidelberg Catechism: A New Paradigm for Theology" in The New Mercersburg Review, 2004
"The Christology of 'The Gospel of Suffering,'" in International Kierkegaard Commentary, ed. Robert Perkins, Macon: Mercer University Press, 2004
"Authorial Voices and the Limits of Communication," in International Kierkegaard Commentary: For Self-Examination and Judge for Yourself!, ed. Robert Perkins, Macon: Mercer University Press, 2002
"Faith, Works, and the Uses of the Law" in International Kierkegaard Commentary: For Self-Examination and Judge for Yourself!, ed. Robert Perkins, Macon: Mercer University Press, 2002
Resource & Lecture Topics
Religion & Politics