I’d been thinking that pointing you to the Christian Century‘s authors’ lists of the 5 most essential theological books of the last 25 years would spur you to give your own lists, but apparently not. Ranking people, making lists, and sharing such judgments are usually very popular here, but apparently not as popular as I thought.
So, please, give us your lists of the five most essential theological books of the last 25 years. Not best, necessarily, but most essential. You might offer separate lists for your ecclesial tradition and the general reader.