Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Reading Lists

In the latest issue of Christian Century there are lists of theology books the contributors think are essential reading if you want to know what has happened in theology for the past 25 years. The lists are interesting - you can read them here. Although the preamble is that these are essential for understanding what has been happening in theology I think they are more revealing of what has been happening intellectually for these contributors. But that's okay. I liked reading the list and have added a number of the books to my list of what I want to read. I also spent some time thinking what five books have influenced the way I think about things in a significant way so here is my list:

Daniel Boyarin, A Radical Jew: Paul and the Politics of Identity
Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace
Sarah Coakley, Powers and Submissions
James Alison, Faith Beyond Resentment
Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon, Resident Aliens

and what would your list be?


5 comments:

Tim Chesterton said...

I wonder about an exclusive emphasis on 'recent' theology.

However, my list would have to include John Howard Yoder's 'The Politics of Jesus' and 'The Royal Priesthood', Tom Wright's 'Jesus and the Victory of God', C.S. Lewis' 'Mere Christianity', and George MacDonald's 'Unspoken Sermons'.

Erin said...

You and Hauerwas think alike :-)

Tim Chesterton said...

I'll take that as a compliment!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am from Australia.

I would include the book which includes this essay on The Secrets of the Kingdom of God as Taught by Jesus

www.beezone.com/up/secretsofkingdomofgod.html

Plus

www.adidam.org/teaching/aleteheon

www.adidam.org/teaching/gnosticon

http://global.adidam.org/books/transcendental-realism.html

The book which inspired this site

www.globalpeacecentral.org

www.easydeathbook.com

PrairieDawn Pam said...

Pick one book for me to read over the holidays, please, that will appeal to a ENFJ "2". :-)

...Pam