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Well, it’s always fun to talk about books. Ben (of posted a list of 20 books that have influenced him theologically and so I (like several others) thought I would do the same. Unlike Ben, I can’t limit myself to books that are strictly theological; however, I do retain his rule that each author can only be used once.
20. The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
19. The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevski
18. A Theology of Liberation by Gustavo Guetierrez
17. Mysterium Paschale by Hans Urs von Balthasar
16. Torture and Eucharist by William Cavanaugh
15. The Brothers K by David James Duncan
14. The Shape of the Church to Come by Karl Rahner
13. Embodying Forgiveness by L. Gregory Jones
12. The Nature of Doctrine by George Lindbeck
11. Hope in Time of Abandonment by Jacques Ellul
10. No Logo by Naomi Klein
9. Cruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Cross by Michael Gorman
8. Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen
7. Liberation Theology After the End of History by Daniel M. Bell Jr.
6. Theology of the Old Testament by Walter Brueggemann
5. Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis
4. Necessary Illusions by Naom Chomsky
3. Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon
2. The Crucified God by Jurgen Moltmann
1. Christian Origins and the Question of God (3 vols… so far) by N. T. Wright

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