Emilie Townes's runners-up
Suppose someone who hasn't been keeping up with theology for the past 25 years now wants to read the most important books written during that time. What five titles would you suggest?
We posed this question to eight theologians and published their responses in our fall books issue. Of course, it's hard to narrow a list down to just five titles—so a couple of them passed along some additional choices as well. We're posting these runners-up here on the blog.
Katie Geneva Cannon, Katie's Canon
Charles H. Long, Significations
Peter J. Paris, The Spirituality of African Peoples
Larry L. Rasmussen, Earth Community, Earth Ethics
Kathryn Tanner, Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity
For her comments, see the magazine article. Here are three additional selections from Townes:
James H. Cone, God of the Oppressed
Tex Sample, Earthy Mysticism: Spirituality for Unspiritual People
Laurel C. Schneider, Beyond Monotheism: A Theology of Multiplicity
See more theologians' top choices. What would be your picks?