German Protestant Jürgen Moltmann was declared the greatest theologian of the 20th century in the finals of the Systematic Theology World Cup, conducted on the Internet while the world’s top soccer tournament was being played in Germany.
Everything that Jürgen Moltmann writes is worth reading and thinking about, beginning with his Theology of Hope (1964) and its compelling message that Christianity is deeply and essentially about hope—not optimism, but hope based on trust in God’s redeeming activity even in the midst of dreadful circumstances.
Robert W. Jenson recently retired as senior scholar at the Center for Theological Inquiry in Princeton. He and longtime colleague Carl Braaten founded the journals Dialog and Pro Ecclesia and the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. He has taught at Luther College, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Oxford University and St. Olaf College.
Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy
The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World
Douglas John Hall
Essentials of Christian Theology
William C. Placher, ed.
The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations, revised edition
Feminism and Theology
Janet Martin Soskice and Diana Lipton, eds.
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology
Cornel West and Eddie S. Glaude Jr., eds.
The Dwelling of the Light: Praying with Icons of Christ