Dr. Cambria Kaltwasser Assistant Professor of Religion


Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A., John Brown University

VPH 115

Dr. Kaltwasser earned her doctorate in systematic theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she also completed her Master of Divinity. She teaches courses in historical and systematic theology and the Christian life. Dr. Kaltwasser's research interests center on the doctrine of humanity, sanctification, and Christian hope. Her dissertation examines Karl Barth's account of human agency as responsibility before God and neighbor. In 2013–14, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Dr. Kaltwasser is a fellow of the Barth Translators' Seminar through the Center for Barth Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

REL250 - Christian Story II: Theological Tradition

(4 credits) This course presents an overview and orientation to Christian theology focusing on its formation, content, role in the Christian faith throughout Church history, and its interpretation of key biblical subjects such as God, Christ, creation, sin, redemption, church, and new creation. This course completes the Christian Story sequence and prepares students for a lifetime of critical thinking and faithful living from a biblical-theological perspective. Students should complete this course by the end of their fourth semester. Note: Does not count toward a religion major or minor. Prerequisite: REL150.

REL310 - Christian Spirituality

(2 credits) A study of the meaning, purpose and practices of Christian spirituality as this has been understood in the Christian tradition. The course emphasizes the practice of spiritual disciplines and the relevance of spirituality in our contemporary world. Prerequisite: REL250.

REL375 - Topics in Theology

A study of one or more standard areas of theology, (such as the doctrines of Revelation, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, Humanity, Salvation, the Church, and Last Things) from a classical as well as a contemporary perspective. Prerequisites: REL150 and 250. (4 credits, alternate years, consult department)

“‘The Omnipotence of Mercy’: Jesus’ Miracles as the Light of Grace in Karl Barth’s ‘The Royal Man’” in the Zeitschrift für Dialektische Theologie 33, no. 1 (2017): 113-128

“Karl Barth on Death” in George Hunsinger and Keith Johnson, eds., The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth (Wiley, forthcoming 2018).

“‘Transforming Encounters’: The Friendship of Karl Barth and John Mackay” in Clifford B. Anderson and Bruce L. McCormack, eds., Karl Barth and the Making of Evangelical Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015), 178-193.

“Assessing the Christological Foundation of Kuyper’s Doctrine of Common Grace” in John R. Bowlin, ed., Kuyper Center Review vol. 2, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011), 200–220.

“Meeting Christ in the Shadow of Death: A Reflection” in Princeton Theological Review 13:2 (Fall 2007).

“Covenant Time: Karl Barth on Judgment, Responsibility, and Time in CD §47.2-4,” Barth Graduate Student Colloquium, Princeton Theological Seminary, August, 2016.

“Karl Barth on Grace and the Humanity of the Human Being,” theology department lecture, Notre Dame University, February, 2016.

“The Measure of Our Days: Assessing the Aims of Radical Life Extension in Conversation with Karl Barth’s Theology of Human Temporality,” National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion: Christian Systematic Theology and Transhumanism and Religion co-sponsored session, San Diego, November, 2014.

“The God Who Takes Responsibility,” Doctoral student colloquium of Prof. Christoph Schwöbel, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, April, 2014.

“Verantwortung und Autorität nach der Bundestheologie Karl Barths,” Doctoral student colloquium, Albrecht-Bengel-Haus, Tübingen, Germany, April, 2014.

“The Priority of Death: Mortality and Self-Sacrifice in Recent Christian Ethics,” Virginia Graduate Colloquium on Theology, Ethics, and Culture, April, 2013.

“Religious Interiority and Self-knowledge in Light of Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy,” Graduate Conference on Religion at Harvard Divinity School, October, 2012.

“Transforming Encounters: The Friendship of Karl Barth and John Mackay,” Annual Conference of the Center for Barth Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary, June, 2012.

“Humanity in Motion: The Significance of Karl Barth’s Historicized Christology for Human Subjectivity,” Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, New Brunswick, NJ, March, 2012.

“Assessing the Christological Foundation of Kuyper’s Doctrine of Common Grace,” Annual Conference of the Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, April, 2010.

Translator, Barth Translators' Seminar, Center for Barth Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary

Graduate Teaching Instructor, Princeton Theological Seminary.

Lecturer in Religion, Princeton University

Barth Translators’ Seminar

Karl Barth Society of North America

American Academy of Religion

Fulbright Grant for yearlong research in affiliation with Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, supervised by Christoph Schwöbel, 2013–2014.

George S. Green Doctoral Fellowship, 2010–2015.

Senior Fellowship in Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2010.

Archibald Alexander Hodge Award in Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2009.