Lee Barrett


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. 


Courses Taught

Christian Doctrine

Christology: Who is Jesus?


Specialty & Research

Contemporary Theology
Christian Doctrine
Philosophy of Religion
Christianity and the Visual Arts
Christianity and Literature
Søren Kierkegaard Enter special research and topics here


Major Publications

"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


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