Howard C. Scharfe Associate Professor of Homiletics
Year Started at PTS: 2012
The Rev. Dr. Angela Dienhart Hancock serves as the Howard C. Scharfe Associate Professor of Homiletics and is the incoming vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty. She is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and has served as pastor to churches in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Hancock is the author of Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic, 1932-33: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich, a contextual interpretation of Swiss theologian Karl Barth’s lectures on preaching in the early 1930s, based on unpublished archival material. Her current research explores Karl Barth’s contribution to the ethics of deliberation in Christian communities and the relationship between political and theological rhetoric. Hancock continues to preach, teach, and lead worship in a variety of settings.
Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic, 1932-33: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishers, 2013).
“Blade’s Breadth and Chasm’s Depth: Karl Barth, Karl Fezer, and the ‘Geistproblem.’” Zeitschrift für dialektische Theologie, 34 no 1 (2018): 36-57.
“Texts in Quarantine: Karl Barth, Biblical Interpretation, and Imaginative Resistance.” Scottish Journal of Theology, Volume 71, Issue 1(February 2018): 1-15.
“The Prophetic Agency of Jesus Christ and the Task of Preaching,” in Edwin van Driel, ed., What is Jesus Doing? Divine Agency in the Life of the Church and the Ministry of the Pastor (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, forthcoming),
“Barth and Preaching,” in Paul Dafydd Jones and Paul Nimmo, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Karl Barth (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
“Training for a Serious Game: Theo-Political Deliberation as a Christian Practice,” in Marcus Höfner, ed., Theo-Politics? Conversing with Barth in Western and Asian Contexts (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, forthcoming).
“Populism, Patriotism, and the Preacher.” The Princeton Seminary Bulletin, Volume 34, New Series (2017), https://doi.org/10.3754/1937-8386.2017.34.04.
Ordination: PC(USA), Minister of Word and Sacrament