Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 Reading List

Here's the annual reading list.  As usual, I encourage you to share yours as well!

1. Theological Commonplaces: On Ministry, vol. 1- Johann Gerhard
2. The Evangelical Faith, vol. 1- Helmut Thielicke
3. The Evangelical Faith, vol. 2- Helmut Thielicke
4. The Evangelical Faith, vol. 3- Helmut Thielicke
5. Commentary on Luther's Catechism: The Ten Commandments- Albrecht Peters
6. Commentary on Luther Catechisms: The Lord's Prayer- Albrecht Peters
7. The Justification of the Sinner before God- Eduard Preuss
8. Studies in the Lutheran Confessions- Willard Dow Allbeck
9. High on Arrival- Mackenzie Philips
10. The Spirit of the Laws- Baron De Montesquieu
11. The Social Contract- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
12. A Discourse on the Origins of Inequality- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
13. Leviathan- Thomas Hobbes
14. Critique of Pure Reason- Immanuel Kant
15. Critique of Practical Reason- Immanuel Kant
16. Religion within the Boundaries of Reason Alone- Immanuel Kant
17. Prolegomena to all Future Metaphysics- Immanuel Kant
18. The Story of Philosophy- Will Durant
19. The Encyclopaedia of Philosophy- G.W.F. Hegel.
20. Patrology, vol. 1- Johannes Quasten
21. Patrology, vol. 2- Johannes Quasten
22. Patrology, vol. 3- Johannes Quasten
23. Patrology, vol. 4- Johannes Quasten
24. Aquinas- Eleanore Stump
25. The Social Animal- David Brooks
26. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World-David Brion Davis
27. Inferno: The World at War 1939-1945- Max Hastings
28. Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry- Hans Boersma
29. Taking the Long View: Christian Theology in Historical Perspective- David Steinmetz
30. The Lutheran Confessions: The History and Theology of the Book of Concord- Nestingen, Arand, Kolb.
31. A Contemporary in Dissent: Johann Georg Hamann as Radical Enlightener- Oswald Bayer
32. The Devil's Whore: Reason and Philosophy in the Lutheran Tradition-Jennifer Hockenbery Dragseth
33. On the Unity of Christ- Cyril of Alexandria
34. Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy- John Julian Norwich
35. The Ethics- Baruch Spinoza
36. A Theologico-Political Treatise- Baruch Spinoza
Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, and Politics in the Book of Revelation- Elaine Pagels
God for Us: The Trinity and Christian Life- Catherine LaCugna
Theses Opposed to Huberianism: A Defense of the Lutheran Doctrine of Justification- Aegidius Hunnius
40. A Contentious Question (1619): "Whether the Godhead is truly known to some degree, or may indeed be known by human understanding without the revealed Word?"- Wittenberg Theological Faculty
41. On the Improvement of Understanding- Baruch Spinoza
42. Hitch 22- Christopher Hitchens
43. A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge- George Berkley
44. Three Dialogues Between Hylas & Philonous- George Berkley
45. Models of the Church- Avery Dulles
46. Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention- Manning Marable
47. The Trinity: An Introduction to Catholic Doctrine on the Triune God- Gilles Emery
48. The Trinity in Aquinas- Gilles Emery
49. The Antinomian Disputations- Martin Luther
50. Friends of the Law: Luther's use of the Law for the Christian Life- Edward Engelbrecht
51. A Political Treatise- Baruch Spinoza
52. The Mormon People: The Making of an American Faith- Matthew Bowman
53. What Paul Meant- Gary Wills
54. On the Holy Spirit- Basil the Great
55. From Luther to Kierkegaard- Jaroslav Pelikan.
56. A Discourse on Political Economy- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
57. Theologic, vol. II- Hans Urs von Balthasar
58. Theologic, vol. III- Hans Urs von Balthasar
59. Coming Apart: The State of White America 1960-2010- Charles Murray
60. Three Essays- Albrecht Ritschl
61.The Christian Doctrine of Justification and Reconciliation: The Positive Development of the Doctrine- Albrecht Ritschl
62. Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain- Charles Cross


  1. Is this a list of books you read over the last year? or a list of books you plan to read the next year?

  2. I don't plan my reading schedule a year in advance.

  3. It's the list of books I have already read in 2012.

  4. Easier to just read your blog...

  5. I track everything with GoodReads. I became a Lutheran exactly one year ago, so my list for 2012 is mostly the essentials.