The Osterhaven Lecture Series on Theology
February 15-16, 2016
In the first volume of Kate Sonderegger’s new Systematic Theology, she observes that “modern Christian theology has shown an allergy to questions about Deity—what God is.
While some modern theologians depict the renewed emphasis on the doctrine of the Trinity as the victory of scripture over philosophy, Dr. Sonderegger points to the priority of divine oneness in scripture. There is nothing more scriptural, she observes, than monotheism.
The Rev. Dr. Sonderegger is a priest in the Episcopalian church. She joined the VTS faculty in 2002. Prior to that, she served on faculties at Middlebury College and Bangor Theological Seminary. She is the author of That Jesus Christ Was Born a Jew: Karl Barth’s “Doctrine of Israel.”
Dr. Sonderegger is a member of the American Academy of Religion, Kampen-Princeton Barth Consultation, Karl Barth Society of North America; American Theological Society, Society for the Study of Theology, and since 2004 has been the co-chair for the Reformed Theology executive committee.
She completed her Ph.D. at Brown University in 1990. She previously earned a D.Min. and STM from Yale and an A.B. in medieval studies from Smith College.