Recommended Reading

Thinking, Knowing, Believing


  • Reason Within the Bounds of Religion, Nicholas Wolterstorff (1976)
  • Christianity and Critical Realism: Ambiguity, Truth, and Theological Literacy, Andrew Wright (2014)
  • Systematic Theology, Vol. 1, Paul Tillich (1951)
  • The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn (1970)


  • Truth and Method (2nd Ed.), Hans-Georg Gadamer (1982)
  • Whose Community? Which Interpretation?: Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church, Merold Westphal (2009)
  • Reformed and Always Reforming: the Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology, Roger Olson (2007)
  • The Figure of Echo: a Mode of Allusion in Milton and After, John Hollander (1981)

Doing, Living, Belonging


  • Toward a Theology of Radical Involvement: the Theological Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., Luther Ivory (1997)
  • Landscapes of the Soul: the Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life, Douglas Porpora (2003)


  • Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre (1943)
  • Systematic Theology, Vol. 2: Existence and the Christ, Paul Tillich (1975)

Social Theory and Ecclesiology

  • Life Together: the Classic Exploration of Christian Community, Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1939)
  • Sanctorum Communio: a Theological Study of the Sociology of the Church, Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1930)
  • Theology of Culture, Paul Tillich (1964)
  • Christianity in a Secularized World, Wolfhart Pannenberg (1989)


Systematic  Theology

  • Systematic Theology, Vol. 2: Existence and the Christ, Paul Tillich (1975)
  • The Way of Jesus Christ, Jurgen Moltmann (1995)

Biblical Theology

  • Christian Origins and the Question of God (Series), N.T. Wright
  • The Faith of Jesus Christ: the Narrative Substructure of Galatians 3:1-4:11 (2nd Ed.), Richard Hays (2001)
  • The Conversion of the Imagination: Paul as Interpreter of Israel’s Scripture, Richard Hays (2005)

Other Religions


  • Emil L. Fackenheim: a Jewish Philosopher’s Response to the Holocaust, David Patterson (2008)
  • God’s Presence in History: Jewish Affirmations and Philosophical Reflections, Emil Fackenheim (1970)


  • Vision of Islam, Sachiko Murata (1998)



  • The Great Divorce, C.S. Lewis (1945)
  • A Song of Ice and Fire (Series), George R.R. Martin
  • Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky (1866)
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller (1959)
  • No Country for Old Men, Cormac McCarthy (2005)
  • The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (1955)
  • Silence, Shūsaku Endō (1966)


  • A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis (1961)
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Joan Didion (1968)
  • An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917 – 1963, Robert Dallek (2003)

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