John Betz

John Betz

Associate Professor
Systematic Theology

Education

B.A. Wake Forest University, 1991

Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1999
 

Research and Teaching Interests

Betz specializes in systematic and philosophical theology, with a particular interest in German philosophy and theology from the eighteenth century to the present.  Within this period he has been concerned chiefly with two figures:  the eighteenth-century Lutheran author, Johann Georg Hamann, and the twentieth-century Jesuit theologian Erich Przywara.

Recent Publications

Books:

2008. After Enlightenment: The Post-Secular Vision of J. G. Hamann. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Book Chapters:

2014. “Metaphysics and Theology: An Introduction to Erich Przywara’s Analogia Entis,” in Analogia Entis: Metaphysics by Erich Przywara, pp. 1-115. Cambridge: Eerdmans.

2012. “‘Reading Sibylline Leaves’: J. G. Hamann in the History of Ideas,” in Hamann and the Tradition, ed. Lisa Marie Anderson, pp. 5-32. Evanston: Northwestern University Press.

2010. “Erich Przywara and Karl Barth:  On the Analogia Entis as a Formal Principle of Catholic Theology,” in The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Anti-Christ or the Wisdom of God, ed. Thomas Joseph White, O.P., pp. 35-87. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

2007. “The Beauty of the Metaphysical Imagination,” in Belief and Metaphysics, ed. Conor Cunningham and Peter Candler, pp. 41-65. Canterbury: SCM Press.

Articles:

2012. “The Beauty of the Metaphysical Imagination,” in Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts 1 (2012), pp. 27-40.

2010. “Glory(ing) in the Humility of the Word:  The Kenotic Form of Revelation in J. G. Hamann,” in Letter and Spirit 6 (2010), pp. 141-179.

 

 

Contact

233 Malloy Hall
Phone: 574-631-7469
Email: jbetz4@nd.edu