Articles and Reviews


Book Chapters

  1. "Bonhoeffer: Held des Glaubens?" Helden und Legenden oder: ob sie uns heute noch etwas zu sagen haben (Heros and Legends or: whether they still speak to us today). Eds. Martin W. Ramb and Holger Zaborowski, Göttingen, Wallstein Verlag, 2015. 89-95.
  2. "Humanism in Economics and Business. Eds. Domenec Melé and Martin Schlag. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2015."“Virtue Ethics and Realistic Responsibility in an Age of Globalization.” Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management. New York: Springer (in press for 2014).
  3. “Sprache” (Language) and “Wissenschaftlichkeit der Theologie” (The Scientific Nature of Theology).Bonhoeffer Handbuch. Theological Handbook Series (ThHB). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck (in press for 2014).
  4. “Wozu Dichter? Martin Heidegger und die Zukunft der Literaturtheorie.” Heidegger and Poetics/Heidegger und die Dichtung. Heidegger Jahrbuch 8. Eds. Alfred Denker, Holger Zabarowski and Jens Zimmermann. Freiburg: Alber Verlag (in press for 2014).
  5. “Bonhoeffer’s Realistic Responsibility: Religion as the Foundation for Liberal Democratic Societies.” A Spoke in the Wheel: The Political in the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Eds. Kirsten Busch Nielsen, Ralf Wüstenberg, and Jens Zimmermann. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2013. 395-414.
  6. “Finitum Capax Infiniti or The Presencing of Christ: A Response to Stephen Plant and Robert Steiner.”God Speaks to Us: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Biblical Hermeneutics.  Eds. Ralf Wüstenberg and Jens Zimmermann. Germany: Peter Lang, 2013. 85-98
  7. “Catechizing the Secular Imagination: A Response to Simon Critchley.” Politics and the Religious Imagination. Eds. John Dyck, Paul Rowe, and Jens Zimmermann. London, UK: Routledge, 2010. 42-56.
  8. “Hermeneutics of Unbelief: Philosophical Readings of St. Paul.” Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical. Ed. Douglas Harink. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010. 227-53.
  9. “Suffering Divine Things: Cruciform Reasoning or Incarnational Hermeneutics.” Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory. Eds. Holly Nelson , Lynn Szabo, and Jens Zimmermann. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010. 377-399.
  10. “Being Human, Becoming Human: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christological Humanism.” Being Human, Becoming Human: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Social Thought. Eds. Brian Gregor and Jens Zimmermann. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010. 25-48.
  11. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Heidegger: Two Different Visions of Humanity.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Continental Thought: Cruciform Philosophy. Eds. Brian Gregor and Jens Zimmermann. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2009. 102-136.
  12. “Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian Humanism in Philosophical and Theological Context.” Dietrich Bonhoeffers Theologie heute: Ein Weg zwischen Fundamentalismus und Säkularismus?/Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Theology Today: A Way between Fundamentalism and Secularism? Eds. John W. de Gruchy, Stephen Plant, and Christiane Tietz. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2009. 369-386.
  13. “Recovering Incarnational Humanism.” Tradition and Formation: Claiming an Inheritance. Essays in Honour of Peter C. Erb. Eds. Michel Desjardins and Harold Remus. Kitchener, ON: Pandora Press, 2008. 361-79.
  14. “Beyond Fundamentalism and Postmodernism: Bonhoeffer’s Theologyand the Crisis of Western Culture.” Religion, Religionlessness and Contemporary Western Culture: Explorations in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theology. Eds. Stephen Plant and Ralf K. Wüstenberg. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2008. 15-31.
  15. “The Relevance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theology for the 21st Century.” Explorations in Bonhoeffer’s Theology. Eds. Stephen Plant and Ralf K. Wüstenberg. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2008. 15-32.
  16. “Gott in der Universität: Religion als neues Forschungsobjekt der Literaturtheorie?” (God in the University: Religion as New Focus of Research in Literary Theory?). Derrida und danach? Literaturtheoretische Diskurse der Gegenwart. Ed. Gregor Thuswaldner. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2008. 165-180.
  17. “Suffering with the World: The Continuing Relevance of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theology.” Bonhoeffer Jahrbuch 3: 2007/2008. Eds. Christiane Tietz et al. Gütersloh. Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2008. 311-338.
  18. “Simon Critchley: The Ethics of Deconstruction, or Metaphysics in the Dark.” (Co-authored with Norman Klassen). The Strategic Smorgasbord of Postmodernity: Literature and the Christian Critic. Ed. Deborah C. Bowen. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 122-134.
  19. “Menschwerden durch Bildung: Die Inkarnation als Schlüssel zu Bonhoeffers weltoffenem Christentum – Eine Replik” (Becoming Human through Education: Incarnation as Key to Bonhoeffer’s Worldly Christianity – A Response). Dietrich Bonhoeffer lesen im internationalen Kontext: Von Südafrika bis Südostasien. Ed. Ralf Wüstenberg. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2007. 153-170.
  20. “Heidegger und Nietzsche”.Introduction to Heidegger Jahrbuch Band 2: Heidegger und Nietzsche. Ed. Alfred Denker et al. Freiburg: Alber Verlag, 2005. 3-6
  21. “The Inhumanity of Being: Subjectivity in Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Levinas.” Heidegger Jahrbuch Band 2: Heidegger und Nietzsche. Eds. Alfred Denker et al. Freiburg: Alber Verlag, 2005. 181-193.
  22. “Meaning, Hermeneutics, and Ethics: Post-postmodern Subjectivity.” The Positive Psychology of Meaning & Spirituality: Selected Papers from Meaning Conferences. Eds. Paul T. P. Wong, Lilian C. J. Wong, Marvin J. McDonald, and Derrick W. Klaassen. Abbotsford, BC: INPM Press, 2007. 57-70.

Journal Articles

  1. “Reading the Book of the Church: Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Christological Exegesis.” Modern Theology 28, no. 4 (2012): 763-780.
  2. “Weak Thought or Weak Theology? A Theological Critique of Gianni Vattimo’s Incarnational Ontology.”Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 40, no. 3 (2009): 312-29.
  3. “The Passionate Intellect: Christian Humanism and University Education.” Direction 37, no. 1 (2008): 19-37.
  4. “The Ethics of Philosophical Hermeneutics and the Challenge of Religious Transcendence.” Philosophy Today 51 Supplement (2007): 50-59.
  5. Quo Vadis?: Literary Theory beyond Postmodernism.” Christianity and Literature 53, no. 4 (2004): 495-519.
  6. “Radical Orthodoxy: A Reformed Appraisal.” Canadian Evangelical Review, no. 26-27 (Spring 2004): 65-90.
  7. “Ignoramus: Gadamer’s ‘Religious Turn’.” Symposium: Journal of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought 6, no. 2 (2002): 203-217.
  8. “Confusion of Horizons: Gadamer and the Christian Logos.” Journal of Beliefs and Values 22, no. 1 (2001): 88-98.
  9. Translation: Hengel, Martin. “St. Paul in Arabia.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 12, no. 1 (2002): 47-66.
  10. Translation: Hengel, Martin. “Iousaia in the Geographical List of Acts 2:9-11 and Syria as ‘Greater Judea’.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 10, no. 2 (November 2000): 161-180.


  1. Bonhoeffer, Christ and Culture, by Keith L. Johnson and Timothy Larson, eds, Nottingham, UK: Apollos, 2013. In Theology Today (April 2014) 17: 135-136.
  2. Barcelona, Berlin, New York1928-1931, vol. 10 of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, edited by Clifford Green, Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2008. In Bonhoeffer Rundbrief, German, English and Chinese Edition, 2008.
  3. Galileo, Darwin, and Hawking: The Interplay of Science, Reason, and Religion, by Phil Dowe, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2005. In Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 19, no. 1 (2007): 188-90.
  4. The Frankfurt School on Religion: Key Writings by the Major Thinkers, edited by Eduardo Mendieta, London: Routledge, 2005. In Journal of the American Academy of Religion 75, no. 1 (2007): 236-39.
  5. Truth in Aquinas, by John Milbank and Catherine Pickstock, London: Routledge, 2002. In Canadian Evangelical Review 28 (2004): 56-62.
  6. Discovering Aquinas: An Introduction to His Life, Work, and Influence, by Aidan Nichols, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2003. In Canadian Evangelical Review 28 (2004): 62-64.
  7. Catholicism in the English Protestant Imagination: Nationalism, Religion and Literature 1600-1745, by Raymond D. Tumbleson, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1988. In Angelistik (April 14, 2000).
  8. Prayer, Despair, and Drama: Elizabethan Introspection, by Peter Kaufman. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1996. In Calvin Theological Journal 32, no. 2 (1997): 503-504.
  9. People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture, by David L. Jeffrey, Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1996. In Calvin Theological Journal 32, no. 2 (1997): 483-86.


  1. "Phenomenology, Hermeneutics, and Religion." Hermeneutics and Phenomenology. Eds. Paul Fairfield and Saulius Geniusas. New York: Springer (accepted).
  2. "Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Theology." Relational Hermeneutics: Essays in Comparative Philosophy (7000 wds). Berlin: Springer Press (accepted).
  3. "Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Contemporary Philosophy." Oxford Handbook on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press (accepted).
  4. "Virtue Ethics and Realistic Responsibility in an Age of Globalization." Handbook of Ethics in Business and Management. New York: Springer (in press for 2016).
  5. "Sprache" (Language) and "Wissenschaftlichkeit der Theologie" (The Scientific Natural Theology).Bonhoeffer Handbuch. Theological Handbook Series (ThHB). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck (in press for 2015).
  6. “Philosophical Hermeneutics.” Entry (6000 wds) in Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion.London, UK: Routledge (in press for 2015).
  7. “Daniel Friedrich Schleiermacher.” Entry (3000 wds) in Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics.Oxford: Wiley and Blackwell (in press for 2015).
  8. “Martin Luther’s Hermeneutics.” Entry (5000 wds) in Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics. Oxford: Wiley and Blackwell (in press for 2015).
  9. “Biblical Hermeneutics.”  Entry (6000 wds) in Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics. Oxford: Wiley and Blackwell (in press for 2015).