In this long, freewheeling conversation with the Heidelberg Catechism, Eberhard Busch sometimes uses the document for leverage against distortions in the contemporary church, and sometimes challenges its assumptions.
Resisting Structural Evil: Love as Ecological-Economic Vocation, by Cynthia D. Moe-Lobeda. Moe-Lobeda’s Lutheran acknowledgment of the moral ambiguity of all human action does not deter her from calling for an ethic of love that aims at forging just and sustainable relations between humans and the earth.
Retrieving Nicaea: The Development and Meaning of Trinitarian Doctrine, by Khaled Anatolios. This book makes for challenging reading, but its ambition of retrieving the systematic scope of Nicene trinitarianism for contemporary theology rewards the effort.
An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology, edited by William T. Cavenaugh, Jeffrey W. Bailey and Craig Hovey (Eerdmans, 836 pp., $50.00 paperback). This large anthology of 20th- and 21st-century readings in political theology is a gold mine of well-known and newer resources.