The Christian Century asked eight theologians to name the five Essential theology books of the past 25 years . Stanley Hauerwas will be the theologian most familiar to First Things readers, and he chose:

  • George A. Lindbeck,  The Nature of Doctrine: Religion and Theology in a Postliberal Age

  • John Howard Yoder,  The Priestly Kingdom: Social Ethics as Gospel

  • Robert Jenson,  Systematic Theology

  • James Wm. McClendon Jr.,  Systematic Theology

  • John Milbank,  Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason

Lawrence S. Cunningham includes David Bentley Hart’s The Beauty of the Infini te .

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