Big Splashes in Contemporary Theology

Ten of the Biggest Splashes in Theology Since 1990

This list is an attempt at taking the pulse of theology as it’s being practiced now. Read these and you’ll gain some sense for the field’s prevailing interests (I’m still working through it myself). But be forewarned, these aren’t for beginners. They will demand a lot from you, and you won’t agree with everything they have to say. Note that I limited myself to “systematic” theologians (meaning that I didn’t give consideration to works by biblical scholars, moral theologians, or church historians). You’ll also find that it’s biased toward Protestants and English-speakers (giving you a sense for my limits).

(so in alphabetical order by author)

also worth noting …

  • William Cavanaugh, Torture and Eucharist: Theology, Politics, and the Body of Christ, (Blackwell, 1997)
  • Bruce McCormack, Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth, (Baker, 2008)
  • Catherine Pickstock, After Writing: on the Liturgical Consummation of Philosophy, (Blackwell, 1997)

(Agree with the list? Did I omit one of your favorites? What substitutions would you make?)

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