Choosing Theology Textbooks: Master List

This is the master list of posts on Theology Forum concerning theology textbooks. Some of these posts will be oriented specifically around how a book can be used in the classroom, while others are reviews of volumes we think might be. Hopefully, this will be a place you can come to get an idea for volumes and read a review to see if they are worthwhile (or at least if we think they are!). We end with a series of posts on being a theologian that we hope will provide some fodder for classroom discussion. We’ll be updating this post to keep it…well….updated I suppose(!), so check back!

The Conundrum of Choosing a Theology Textbook – Kent Eilers

Introductions to Theology

Divine Teaching, Mark McIntosh, Part I, Part II, Part III – Kyle Strobel

Life in the Trinity: An Introduction to Theology with the Help of the Church Fathers, Donald Fairbairn, Part I, Part II, Part III – Kyle Strobel

Historical Theology

From Nicaea to Chalcedon: A Guide to the Literature and Its Background, Frances M. Young – Kyle Strobel

Theological Anthropology

Theological Anthropology: A Guide for the Perplexed, Marc Cortez – Kyle Strobel

God’s Many-Splendored Image, Nonna Verna Harrison – Kyle Strobel

Scripture

Words of Life: Scripture as the Living and Active Word of God, Timothy Ward, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V – Kyle Strobel

The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, Todd Billings —Kent Eilers

Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture, Daniel Treier — Kent Eilers

Primer on Biblical Methods, Corinne Carvalho — Kent Eilers

Christology

Christology: A Guide for the Perplexed, Alan Spence – Kyle Strobel

Saving Power: Theories of Atonement and Forms of the Church (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5), Peter Schmiechen — Kent Eilers

Ethics

Introducing Christian Ethics, Samuel Wells and Ben Quash — Kent Eilers

This Mortal Flesh: Incarnation and Bioethics, Brent Waters — Kent Eilers

Spiritual Formation

Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview and Cultural Formation, James K.A. Smith – Kyle Strobel

Sacraments

The Lord’s Supper: Five Views, Gordon T. Smith – Kyle Strobel

General Thoughts on Being a Theologian

The Ethos of Elitism — Kyle Strobel

“Theologians, Write for the Church, not just the Guild” — Kent Eilers

Should Theologians Be Spiritual – Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV – Kyle Strobel

Theological Educator As… (Ruminations of a Novice), Part I, Part II, Part III — Kent Eilers

The Seven Deadly Sins of Theologians – Kyle Strobel

Sabbath and Theology – Kyle Strobel

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9 thoughts on “Choosing Theology Textbooks: Master List

  1. Thanks for this list, but seriously, nothing recommended on baptism, the sacrament of initiation into body of Christ? And only a Five Views book on the Eucharist?

    Thanks, I’ll be coming back to these lists. Peace in Christ.

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