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Book Lists

Top 10 Works of Fiction

  1. Absolom! Absolom! (1936) William Faulkner
  2. Freddy’s Book (1980) John Gardner
  3. The Brothers Karamazov (1880) Fyodor Dostoevsky
  4. Nine Stories (1953) J.D. Salinger
  5. Heart of Darkness (1902) Joseph Conrad
  6. Hamlet (c. 1601) William Shakespeare
  7. Moby-Dick (1851) Herman Melville
  8. The Grapes of Wrath (1939) John Steinbeck
  9. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (1954) J.R.R. Tolkien
  10. Flatland (1884) Edwin Abbott

Top 10 Pre-modern Works of Theology & Biblical Studies

  1. On the Incarnation (4th century) Athanasius
  2. Commentaries on Romans (1540) John Calvin
  3. Confessions (398) Augustine
  4. Prayers and Meditations (11th century) Anselm of Canterbury
  5. On the Priesthood (4th century) John Chrysostom
  6. Dark Night of the Soul (16th century) John of the Cross
  7. On the Holy Spirit (4th century) Basil
  8. Life of Antony (362) Athanasius
  9. On the Trinity (419) Augustine
  10. First Apology (155) Justin Martyr

Top 10 Modern Works of Theology & Biblical Studies

  1. Church Dogmatics IV.3.1 (1959) Karl Barth
  2. The Crucified God (1974) Jürgen Moltmann
  3. The Cost of Discipleship (1937) Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  4. Jesus and the Victory of God (1996) N. T. (‘Tom’) Wright
  5. The Mystery of the Kingdom of God (1914) Albert Schweitzer
  6. Being as Communion (1985) John Zizioulas
  7. The Epistle to the Romans (1922) Karl Barth
  8. God’s Being is in Becoming (1986) Eberhard Jüngel
  9. Fear and Trembling (1843) Søren Kierkegaard
  10. Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth (2008) Bruce McCormack

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