Theology reading list, please
July 7, 2011 8:24 AM Subscribe
I want a primer on 20th century theology. Reading suggestions?
posted by resiny to religion & philosophy (8 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently developed a very keen interest in 20th century theology--liberal and conservative, Catholic and protestant. I'm currently reading The Beauty of the Infinite by David Bentley Hart, which I find rewarding but difficult. It draws on a conversation with which I have only passing familiarity. I'm educated well in philosophy but very little in theology, so now I want to catch up. Examples of people whose thought I would like to know more about:
-Han Urs von Balthasar
Obviously the best way to know what they all say is to read all of them. I'm very open to suggestions of primary sources, but reading Church Dogmatics in its entirety is no practical for me right now. I'm content reading long and difficult books, but I'd like to start with things a bit more basic so that I get more out of the longer and harder stuff.
So, hive, suggestions for works either by those thinkers (or others that I might find interesting) or works about those thinkers?