Thursday, January 18, 2007

Best Contemporary Theology: Final Vote

Ok, here is the list we will no vote on. Using the form below you can vote for as many of these titles you like (ok, if you vote for more than, say, 20 titles it is already a bit silly). Of course, you may vote only once. Asking for name and e-mail is only for the purpose of making it at least a little bit harder to cheat. I won't spam you.

My thanks to everyone who has participated so far! It has been fun, the meme, though not a perfect tool for gathering data, proved to be a lot fun - many people wrote small essays on theology in the last 25 years, well worth reading. If your nominations do not appear, I am sorry, I must have missed them (except in the case you nominated Dan Brown. That I ignored).

  1. James Alison, Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay
  2. Robert Alter, The Art of Biblical Narrative (1981)
  3. Gil Bailie, Violence Unveiled: Humanity at the Crossroads
  4. Hans Urs von Balthasar, Theodramatik (completed 1983)
  5. Carl Bangs, 'Arminius: A Study in the Dutch Reformation' (1985)
  6. Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the eyewitnesses: the Gospels as eyewitness testimony (2006)
  7. Oswald Bayer, Living by Faith - Justification and Sanctification
  8. Kwame Bediako: Christianity in Africa: The Renewal of Non-Western Religion
  9. Stephen B. Bevans, Models of Contextual Theology (2002)
  10. Michael Buckley, At the origin of modern atheism
  11. Brevard Childs, Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments
  12. Leonardo & Clodvis Boff, Introducing Liberation Theology (1986)
  13. Marcus Borg, The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
  14. Ion Bria, Liturgy After the Liturgy
  15. Benezet Bujo, African Theology in its Social Context
  16. D. A. Carson, The Gagging of God
  17. William T. Cavanaugh, Torture and Eucharist
  18. Louis-Marie Chauvet, Symbol and Sacrament: A Sacramental Reinterpretation of Christian Existence
  19. Carol Christ, She Who Changes: Re-Imagining the Divine in the World.
  20. James Wm McClendon, Systematic Theology
  21. Sarah Coakley, Powers and Submissions: Spirituality, Philosophy and Gender
  22. John Cobb, Christ in a Pluralistic Age
  23. James Cone, A Black Theology of Liberation (1981)
  24. Catherine Mowry LaCugna, God for Us: The Trinity in Christian Life.
  25. Marva Dawn, Reaching Out without Dumbing Down
  26. John Dear SJ, Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action
  27. Oliver O'Donovan, Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics (1994)
  28. Gary Dorrien, The Making of American Liberal Theology: Imagining Progressive Relgion 1805-1900
  29. Vincent J. Donovan, Christianity Rediscovered
  30. Marc H. Ellis, Ending Auschwitz: The Future of Jewish and Christian Life
  31. Sallie McFague, The Body of God: An Ecological Theology
  32. Douglas Farrow, Ascension and Ecclesia: On the Significance of the Doctrine of the Ascension for Ecclesiology and Christian Cosmology (1999)
  33. David Ford, Self and Salvation: Being Transformed (1999)
  34. Gerhard O. Forde, On Being a Theologian of the Cross (1997)
  35. Matthew Fox, A New Reformation: Creation Spirituality and the Transformation of Christianity, 2006.
  36. Graeme Goldsworthy, Gospel and Kingdom (1981)
  37. Stanley Grenz, Theology for the Community of God, 2000
  38. Bede Griffiths, Return to the Center, 1982.
  39. Colin Gunton, The One, The Three, and The Many
  40. Vigen Guroian, Ethics After Christendom
  41. Gustavo Gutierrez, We Drink From Our Own Wells (1984)
  42. Douglas John Hall, The Cross in our Context
  43. David Bentley Hart, The Beauty of the Infinite (2003)
  44. Stanley Hauerwas, The Peaceable Kingdom: A Primer on Christian Ethics
  45. John F Haught, God After Darwin: A Theology of Evolution, 2001.
  46. J. Daniel Hays, From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race (2003)
  47. Richard B. Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul (1989)
  48. Carter Heyward, Touching Our Strength: The Erotic As Power and the Love of God
  49. Larry Hurtado, Lord Jesus Christ: devotion to Jesus in earliest Christianity (2003)
  50. Robert W. Jenson, Systematic Theology, 2 vols. (1997-99)
  51. John Paul II, Theology of the Body (1979-1984)
  52. Elizabeth Johnson, She Who Is
  53. Luke Timothy Johnson, Scripture and Discernment: Decision Making in the Church
  54. Serene Jones, Feminist Theory and Christian Theology (2000)
  55. Eberhard Jüngel, Justification: The Heart of the Christian Faith
  56. Mark Juergensmeyer, Terror in the Mind of God (2003)
  57. Walter Kasper, Der Gott Jesu Christi (1982)
  58. Emmanuel Katongole, The Future of Africa
  59. Hans Küng, Theologie im Aufbruch
  60. Harold Kushner, When Bad Things Happen to Good People
  61. Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy
  62. Robert Letham, The Holy Trinity
  63. George A. Lindbeck, The Nature of Doctrine (1984)
  64. Jean Marc-Ela, African Cry
  65. Jean-Luc Marion, Dieu sans l'être (1982)
  66. Johann Baptist Metz, Faith in History and Society
  67. John Milbank, Theology and Social Theory (1990)
  68. R.W.L. Moberly, Prophecy and Discernment
  69. Jürgen Moltmann, The Spirit of Life
  70. Richard A. Muller, Post Reformation Dogmatics, Volumes I-IV. 2003
  71. Lesslie Newbigin, The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission (1995)
  72. John T. Noonan, A Church that Can and Cannot Change (2005)
  73. Henri J.M. Nouwen, In the Name of Jesus
  74. Michael Novak, The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism (1982)
  75. Heiko A. Oberman, The Dawn of the Reformation. 1992.
  76. Mercy Amba Oduyoye: Beads and Strands: Reflections of an African Woman
  77. Wolfhart Pannenberg, Systematische Theologie, 3 vols. (1988-93)
  78. Catherine Pickstock, After Writing. On the liturgical consumation of philosophy.
  79. William Placher, The Domestication of the Transcendence, 2000
  80. Jeffery Pugh, Entertaining the Triune Mystery: God, Science, and the Space Between
  81. Joseph Ratzinger, Werte in Zeiten des Umbruchs: Die Herausforderungen der Zukunft bestehen (2004)
  82. Stephen G. Ray, Jr, Do No Harm: Social Sin and Christian Responsibility
  83. Rosemary Radford Reuther: Sexism and God-Talk (1983)
  84. Peter Rollins, How (Not) to Speak of God
  85. Hieromonk Seraphim Rose: The Soul After Death
  86. Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
  87. Lamin Sanneh, Translating the Message
  88. Edward Schillebeeckx, Pleidooi voor mensen in de kerk. Christelijke identiteit en ambten in de kerk (1985) (The Church with a Human Face)
  89. David L. Schindler, Heart of the World, Center of the Church (1996)
  90. Harold Senkbeil, Dying to Live: The Power of Forgiveness (1994)
  91. Stephen Sizer, 'Christian Zionism: Road Map to Armageddon?' (2004)
  92. Archpriest Seraphim Slobodskoy, The Law of God
  93. Jon Sobrino, The Principle of Mercy
  94. John Stott, The Cross of Christ (1986)
  95. Dorothee Sölle, To Work and To Love: A Theology of Creation
  96. Kathryn Tanner, Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology
  97. Anthony Thiselton, The First Epistle to the Corinthians: a commentary on the Greek text (2000)
  98. T. F. Torrance, The Trinitarian Faith (1985)
  99. David Tracy, The analogical imagination: Christian theology and the culture of pluralism (1981)
  100. E. Frank Tupper, A Scandalous Providence: The Jesus Story of God's Compassion
  101. Denys Turner, The Darkness of God
  102. Kevil Vanhoozer, The Drama of Doctrine
  103. J. Danny Weaver, The Non-Violent Atonement
  104. Rowan Williams, On Christian Theology
  105. Clark Willimanson, Way of Blessing, Way of Life: A Christian Theology
  106. Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation.
  107. Telford Work, Living and active: scripture in the economy of salvation (2002)
  108. N. T. Wright, Simply Christian
  109. John Howard Yoder, Body Politics.
  110. Yogananda, Paramahansa, The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You, 2004.
  111. John D. Zizioulas, Being as Communion (1985)

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