Thursday, January 11, 2007

Best Contemporary Theology Meme Update

A day has passed since the meme was set loose and so far (about) 20 people have responded. Keep passing the word by tagging, the list will only be better the more people get involved. If you want to know how the meme spreads, you can follow it here.

The list so far looks like this:

  • James Alison, Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay
  • Hans Urs von Balthasar, Was dürfen wir hoffnen? (?)
  • Carl Bangs, 'Arminius: A Study in the Dutch Reformation' (1985)
  • Richard Bauckham, Jesus and the eyewitnesses: the Gospels as eyewitness testimony (2006)
  • Leonardo & Clodvis Boff, Introducing Liberation Theology (1986)
  • Marcus Borg, The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
  • D. A. Carson, The Gagging of God
  • Carol Christ, She Who Changes: Re-Imagining the Divine in the World.
  • Sarah Coakley, Powers and Submissions: Philosophy, Gender, and Spirituality
  • John Cobb, Christ in a Pluralistic Age
  • * Catherine Mowry LaCugna, God for Us: The Trinity in Human Life.
  • John Dear SJ, Living Peace: A Spirituality of Contemplation and Action
  • Oliver O'Donovan, Desire of the Nations
  • Marc H. Ellis, Ending Auschwitz: The Future of Jewish and Christian Life
  • Sallie McFague, The Body of God: An Ecological Theology
  • Sallie McFague, Models of God
  • Colin Gunton, The One, The Three, and The Many
  • Stanley Grenz, Theology for the Community of God, 2000
  • Gustavo Guttierez, The Power of the Poor in History
  • David Bentley Hart, The Beauty of the Infinite (2003)
  • * Stanley Hauerwas, With the Grain of the Universe
  • J. Daniel Hays, 'From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race' (2003)
  • Larry Hurtado, Lord Jesus Christ: devotion to Jesus in earliest Christianity (2003)
  • * Robert W. Jenson, Systematic Theology, 2 vols. (1997-99)
  • * Elizabeth Johnson, She Who Is
  • Eberhard Jungel, God's Being is in Becoming
  • Hans Küng, Theologie im Aufbruch
  • Robert Letham, The Holy Trinity
  • * George A. Lindbeck: The Nature of Doctrine (1984)
  • Jean-Luc Marion, God without Being (1982)
  • John Paul II, Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body
  • * John Milbank, Theology and Social Theory (1990)
  • Jürgen Moltmann: Das Kommen Gottes: Christliche Eschatologie.
  • Jürgen Moltmann: Trinität und Reich Gottes (?)
  • Richard A. Muller. Post Reformation Dogmatics, Volumes I-IV. 2003
  • Richard A. Muller. The Unaccommodated Calvin: Studies in the Foundation of a Theological Tradition. 2001.
  • Heiko A. Oberman. The Dawn of the Reformation. 1992.
  • * Wolfhart Pannenberg, Systematic Theology, 3 vols. (1988-93)
  • William Placher, The Domestication of the Transcendence, 2000
  • Stephen G. Ray, Jr, Do No Harm: Social Sin and Christian Responsibility
  • Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations
  • Joseph Sittler: The Care of the Earth.
  • Stephen Sizer, 'Christian Zionism: Road Map to Armageddon?' (2004)
  • Jon Sobrino, The Principle of Mercy
  • Dorothee Sölle, To Work and To Love: A Theology of Creation
  • * Kathryn Tanner: Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology
  • Anthony Thiselton, The First Epistle to the Corinthians: a commentary on the Greek text (2000)
  • T. F. Torrance, The Christian Doctrine of God
  • * T. F. Torrance, The Trinitarian Faith (1985)
  • * David Tracy, The analogical imagination: Christian theology and the culture of pluralism (1981)
  • E. Frank Tupper, A Scandalous Providence: The Jesus Story of God's Compassion
  • * Kevil Vanhoozer, The Drama of Doctrine
  • Rowan Williams: The Body's Grace
  • * Rowan Williams: On Christian Theology
  • * Miroslav Wolf : Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation.
  • Telford Work, Living and active: scripture in the economy of salvation (2002)
  • * John D. Zizioulas: Being as Communion
Titles with an * has more than one nomination. 56 Titles so far.

I am unsure if the titles marked with (?) fit within the time frame... Can anyone confirm this?


Mother Laura said...

Yes, the Elizabeth Johnson and Catherine Mowry LaCugna books were both published in 1992. Thanks for getting my revised list off my blog so I don't have to repost here.


Mother Laura said...

Duh, the asterisk meant more than one vote, not time questionability. Maybe I'll follow the thread and see who agreed with me about those two great books.

Mother Laura said...

Double duh: I forgot to doublecheck the subtitle of Catherine's book, God For Us--it's "The Trinity in Christian Life," not "Human Life."

Joshua said...

I think Moltmann's Trinity and the Kingdom was published in 1980 and thus misses out.

Can I add a vote Moltmann's Der Weg (The Way of Jesus Christ in English)

Also I didn't see Catherine Mowry LaCugna's God for Us on there, but it should be

Patrik said...

Thanks for pointing that out joshua. LaCugna is there, I'm just a bit unsure of how to sort that particular name...

Pastor Bob Cornwall said...

I already put up my own list, but looking over this one there are many I'd second and didn't add to my little list. So, let me second Marcus Borg's Heart of Christianity. It's a popular level book, but it offers some interesting ideas that may prove beneficial to the church going forward

joey said...

I nominate Moltmann's Trinity and the Kingdom of God, I didn't realize that the original German edition was published in 1980. Can I replace my vote with Moltmann's The Trinity and the Kingdom: The Doctrine of God, I'm not sure with the date but I think the original German edition is published 1991.

Michael Joseph said...

We've got our list up here.

Dave Belcher said...

Patrik, I don't know if this matters or not, but I'm pretty sure Tracy's Analogical Imagination was published in 1980, right? But, I would--for one--still nominate Plurality and Ambiguity (1990) anyway.

Patrik said...

I think Analogical Imagination came out in 1981. (Source)

Macrina said...

Is this the right place to post in the absence of a blog? I would add:

Denys Turner. The Darkness of God. Negativity in Christian mysticism. (1995)

Catherine Pickstock. After Writing. On the Liturgical consumation of philosophy. (1998)

Sandra Schneiders. The Revelatory Text. Interpreting the New Testament as Sacred Scripture. (1991)

Elizabeth Johnson - not only She who Is, which has already been nominated, but also Truly our Sister. A theology of Mary in the communion of Saints. (2003)

Sorry, but I can't seem to get the italics to work!

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