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Joseph Mangina

Professor of Systematic Theology

PhD (Yale)

BA (Princeton), MDiv (Yale)



Joseph Mangina, a native of New Jersey, has taught Theology at Wycliffe College since 1998. He received his M.Div degree from Yale Divinity School and his

Ph.D from the Yale Graduate School (1994). In the early 1980’s he spent two years engaged in ecumenical work in West Berlin and the former East Germany. His scholarly interests include ecclesiology, ecumenism, sacramental theology, and theo- logical exegesis of Scripture. He is the editor for Pro Ecclesia: A Journal of Catholic and Evangelical Theology. In 2008 he delivered the Thomas F. Torrance Lectures at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. His non-academic interests include cooking, cycling, hiking, singing, and reading detective and spy novels. A special favorite are the espionage thrillers of Alan Furst.

Professor Mangina’s wife, Dr. Elisa Mangina, has a PhD in Medieval Studies from Cornell and a J.D. from the University of Toronto Law School. They are the parents of Frances and Nicholas.


Areas of Expertise

  • Theological Interpretation of Scripture
  • Karl Barth
  • Ecclesiology
  • Sacraments
  • Ecumenical Theology


Select Publications

  • “Barth and Bultmann,” in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2020)
  • “The Christian Life,” in The Oxford Handbook to Karl Barth (Oxford University Press, 2019).
  • “Baptism at the Turn of the Ages,” in Apocalyptic and the Future of Theology: With and Beyond J. Louis Martyn (Cascade Books, 2012).
  • “The Cross-Shaped Church: A Pauline Amendment to the Ecclesiology of Koinonia” in Critical Issues in Ecclesiology: Essays in Honor of Carl Braaton (2011)
  • Revelation. Brazos Theological Commentary Series (2010).
  • Karl Barth: Theologian of Christian Witness (2004).
  • "After Mediating Theologies: Karl Barth Between Radical and Neo-Orthodoxy." Scottish Journal of Theology 56/04 (2003).
  • Karl Barth on the Christian Life: The Practical Knowledge of God (2001).
  • “Ecumenical Theology” in The Dictionary of Historical Theology, ed. Trevor Hart (2000)