- The Anselm Moment: responding theologically to the current times. 39th International Barth ConferenceIt was about 1930 and Karl Barth felt that his theological thoughts began to reach a deadlock. To get out of it, he consulted Anselm of Canterbury. It is a pressing venture to study the impasse Barth was in, and the solutions he found in his book on Anselm. How do we in 2022 relate to Anselm’s and Barth’s methodological instructions, and what do they imply for our own era? That is the focus of this 39th Barth Conference.