Friday 12 January 2007

Byron's books

A final update on the friendly appeal: Byron has made his way over to, and has chosen the following books (including some great second-hand bargains):

  • George A. Lindbeck, The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age
  • Robert W. Jenson, On Thinking the Human: Resolutions of Difficult Notions
  • David Bentley Hart, The Beauty of The Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth
  • Rowan Williams, On Christian Theology
  • Rowan Williams, Wound of Knowledge: Christian Spirituality from the New Testament to St John of the Cross
  • Rowan Williams, Where God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another and Other Lessons from the Desert Fathers
  • Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics II/2
  • Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics III/3
  • Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics III/4
  • Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics IV/2
  • Karl Barth, The Christian Life: Church Dogmatics IV,4 Lecture Fragments
My deepest thanks to all of you for participating in this – and my apologies to Byron’s wife, Jessica, who will now have to put up with a rather distracted husband! In a few days, Byron will also be posting something on his own blog about why he chose each of these books.


michael jensen said...

I win! no NTWright choices among them!

This is a great list. I look forward to much discussion of the texts.

Anonymous said...

I see Byron has gone for light reading!

And very ecumenical and international. Of the authors I see that two are Lutheran, one Reformed, one Anglican, and one Orthodox; also three Americans, one Welsh, and one Swiss.


One of Freedom said...

Sweet deal!

Be blessed Byron!

Halden said...

Any help that can be given to someone putting together a full set of Barth's Dogmatics is clearly in accordance with the will of God. Good choices, Byron!

Chris Tilling said...

My theory is that Barth was actually influenced by Wright at key points, so Michael Jensen vicariously looses. Good choices, Byron!

T.B. Vick said...

Great selections - especially the Rowan Williams and Robert Jenson. Enjoy!

byron smith said...

Thanks everyone and sorry Chris for skipping Wright (I have enough of his at the moment - still have a few to read before I'm allowed to get any more). As it turns out, I was lured into some great CD deals and a new interest in Williams and ended up only picking one book from my original wish list! Apologies to those who were hoping for other choices. I'm so excited about all the goodies presently heading Sydney-wards! I'll post soon with some brief explanations for those interested.

Anonymous said...

A distracted husband is nothing new, but a happy husband is a gift from all of you to me - thanks!

Jess Smith said...

A distracted husband is nothing new, but a happy husband is a gift from all of you to me - thanks!

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