Dr. Barthold


  • "Gender as Interpretation," Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at the Humanities Institute of Ireland (February)
  • "Religion as an Act of Betrayal," NASPH annual meeting (September)
  • "Gadamer's Philosophy of Religion?" Boston College Annual Workshop (October)
  • "Hermeneutics and Realism," Gordon College, Psychology and Philosophy Workshop (October)
  • “Is Play Enough?” invited colloquium commentator, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, December
  • “It and Thou: Brandomian Mastering and Gadamerian Befrending of Texts,” SPEP, October
  • “Shalom Feminism,” Convocation, Gordon College, April
  • “What is Objectivity For?” Gordon College Philosophy Club, April
  • “Qualifications of the Subject,” invited colloquium commentator, American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, April
  • “Weak Thought, Strong Faith: Is a Post-Metaphysical, Publicly Relevant Religion Possible?”, SPEP panel presentation, November
  • “Feminist Theory and the Church,” invited lecture for “Gender and the Church” course, Gordon College, April
  • “Rorty on Religion,” invited paper for University of New Hampshire Philosophy Colloquium, March
  • “Hermeneutics’s Good,” Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy, October
  • “Danger Keep Out! The Controversy over Christ in the Public Square,” Christ in Contemporary Cultures Conference, September
  • “Hermeneutics and the Joy of Being,” North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics, Annual Conference, June
  • “Rethinking Truth: The Relevance of a Hermeneutical Conception of Truth for Christianity,” C.S. Lewis Summer Institute, Oxford, England, July
  • “How Hermeneutical is He? A Gadamerian Critique of Richard Rorty,” Symposium presentation, APA Eastern Division, December
  • “Richard Rorty on Conversation and Community,” Philosophy Colloquium, Siena College, March
  • “The Movement of Truth: Bildung, Play, Transformation into Structure,” International Gadamer Symposium, Heidelberg, Germany, July
  • 2001
  • “From Logos to Dialogue: Some Consequences of a Hermeneutical Concept of Truth,” International Society for Universal Dialogue, Cracow, Poland, July
  • “Heidegger on Truth: A Comparative Analysis of Being and Time and Parmenides,” Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany, November



  • "Rorty, Religion and the Public-Private Distinction," Philosophy and Social Criticism (2011)
  • Review Essay: "The Inner Word in Gadamer's Hermeneutics (John Arthos), Gadamer and the Question of the Divine (Walter Lammi), and Ricœur and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion (Alison Scott-Bauman)," The Heythrop Journal


  • Gadamer’s Dialectical Hermeneutics, Lexington Press, Monograph
  • "Friendship and the Ethics of Understanding," Epoche: Journal for the History of Philosophy, vol. 14, no.2 (Spring): 417-430
  • Review: "The Devil Reads Derrida" (James K. A. Smith) Christian Scholars Review, vol. 39, no. 2 (Winter)


  • "Beer, Latinas and the Scope of Identity," Faith and Ideas, vol. 2, no. 15 (October)


  • “Towards a Shalom-Feminism,” Stillpoint, Winter


  • “The Sheltering Sky: The Region of Aletheia,” in Between Description and Interpretation: The Hermeneutical Turn in Phenomenology, edited by Andrzej Wiercinski. Toronto: The Hermeneutics Press
  • “How Hermeneutical is He? A Gadamerian Analysis of Richard Rorty,”Philosophy Today, vol. 49, no. 3/5 2005: 236-244
  • Review of Wittgenstein and Gadamer: Towards a Post-Analytic Philosophy of Language, by Christopher Lawn. Philosophy in Review, vol. 25, no. 4 2005: 279-281


  • “The Self as Morally Emergent: Charles Taylor and Harry Frankfurt on Personhood,” in Value Theory, edited by James Sasso. India: Anu Books


  • “Towards an Ethics of Love: Arendt on the Will and St. Augustine,” Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 26, no. 6 2000: 1-20