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Adam NederAdam Neder

Bruner-Welch Professor in Theology

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.3743
Fax: 509.777.3274
Office Location: Beeksma Family Theological Cen 204


Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary
M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A. Covenant College

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Christian theology, Karl Barth's theology

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Theology As a Way of Life: On Teaching and Learning the Christian Faith (Baker Academic, forthcoming); Participation in Christ: An Entry Into Karl Barth's Church Dogmatics, Columbia Series in Reformed Theology (Westminster John Knox Press, 2009); “Participation in Christ” in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth, edsGeorge Hunsinger and Keith Johnson (forthcoming); “Sin” in The T&T Clark Companion to the Atonement, ed. Adam Johnson (New York: T&T Clark, 2017); “The Sun Behind the Clouds: Some Barthian Thoughts about Teaching Christian Theology” in Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology: A Fifty Year Perspective (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2015); "The Knowledge of God" in The Westminster Handbook to Karl Barth, ed. Richard Burnett (Westminster John Knox Press, 2013); "History in Harmony: Karl Barth on the Hypostatic Union" in Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism, eds. Bruce L. McCormack and Clifford B. Anderson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011).

Reviews include: Grant Macaskill, Union with Christ in the New Testament (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), in The Scottish Journal of Theology vol. 70, no. 1; February 2017; The Analogy of Grace: Karl Barth’s Moral Theology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), in Pro Ecclesia vol. 22, no. 1; Winter 2013; An Introduction to Christian Theology, by Richard J. Plantinga, Thomas R. Thompson, and Matthew D. Lundberg (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010), in Theology Today vol. 68, no. 3; Oct. 2011; Being and Action: The Theological Shape of Barth's Ethical Vision, by Paul T. Nimmo, in International Journal of Systematic Theology vol. 10, no. 2; April 2008; Quantum Physics and Theology: An Unexpected Kinship, by John Polkinghorne, in Lutheran Forum (2007) — co-written with Hans Halvorson of Princeton University.

Serves as an outside reviewer for the International Journal of Systematic Theology and Modern Theology.

Voted Most Influential Professor by the 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2017 senior classes. Whitworth Junior Faculty Award (2007); recipient of a Princeton Seminary Fellowship (1997-99) and a Princeton Seminary Doctoral Fellowship (1999-2003).