Consolidating reflection

Draft a response to the value of philosophy for theological discourse. Choose one of your favorite theologians to evaluate his/her work as supporting evidence

Philosophy and theological methodology 89 to your response. You may wish to examine and explain succinctly what philosophical trajectory has influenced the theologian in the way he or she has developed his construction.


Anselm of Havelberg, Anticimenon: On the Unity of the Faith and the Controversies with the Greeks, trans. Ambrose Criste, OPraem, and Carol Neel (Liturgical Press, 2010, originally 1149/50).

Balthasar, Hans Urs von, Theo-Logic: Theological Logical Theory, Vol. 1, Truth of the World, Adrian J. Walker, trans. (Ignatius Press, 2000).

Barth, Karl, Church Dogmatics, 31 vols (T&T Clark, 2009, originally 1932-1967).

Bauman, Zygmunt, Postmodernity and Its Discontent (Polity, 2013).

Blumenberg, Hans, The Legitimacy of the Modern Age (MIT Press, 1985).

Brown, Colin, Christianity & Western Thought, Vol. 1, From the Ancient World to the Age of Enlightenment (1VP Academic, 1990).

Brunner, Emil, Dogmatics, 3 vols, Library of Theological Translations (James Clarke Lutterworth, 2002, originally 1950-1960).

Curtis, Susan, A Consuming Faith: The Social Gospel and Modern American Culture (University of Missouri Press, 2001).

Depoortere, Frederick, “Gianni Vattimo’s Concept of Truth and its Consequence for Christianity,” in M. Lamberigts, L. Boeve, and T. Merrigan, eds, Theology and the Quest for Truth (Leuven University Press, 2006), 241-258.

Dockery, David S., The Challenge of Postmodernism: An Evangelical Engagement, 2nd edn (Baker Academic, 1995, 2001).

Erickson, Millard J., Christian Theology (Baker Books, 2011).

Frei, Hans, Eclipse of Biblical Narrative (Yale University Press, 1974).

Gilson, Etienne, History of Christian Philosophy in the ¡Middle Ages (Catholic University Press of America, 2019).

Grenz, Stanley J., and Olson, Roger E., 20,b Century Theology: God and the World in a Transitional Age (1VP, 1992).

Gutierrez, Gustavo, A Theology of Liberation: History, Politics, and Salvation, ed. and trans. C. Inda and J. Eagleson (Orbis, 1988).

Heidegger, Martin, An Introduction to Metaphysics, trans. Ralph Manheim (Yale University Press, 1959).

Henry, Carl F.H., God, Revelation and Authority, 6 vols (Word Books, 1976-1979, Crossway, 1999).

Hovey, Craig, Nietzsche and Theology (T&T Clark, 2008).

Huggan, Graham, ed., The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Kant, Immanuel, Religion Within the Boundaries of Mere Reason, rev. edn (Cambridge University Press, 1998, 2008, originally 1793).

Kant, Immanuel, A Critique of Practical Reason, rev. edn (Cambridge University Press, 2015, originally 1788).

Kant, Immanuel, A Critique of Pure Reason (Cambridge University Press, 1999, originally 1781, 1787).

Kesley, David, Proving Doctrine (Trinity Press International, 1999).

Kim, Sebastian C.H., Christian Theology in Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Lessing, G.E., Nathan the Wise (St. Martins, 2004, originally 1779).

Lindbeck, George, Nature of Doctrine (Westminster John Knox Press, 1985).

Lyotard, Jean-Francois, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge, trans. Geoff Bennington and Brian Massumi (University of Minnesota Press, 1984).

McIntyre, Lee, Post-Truth (MIT Press, 2018).

McIntyre, Lee, Respecting Truth: Willful Ignorance in the Internet Age (Routledge, 2015).

Nietzsche, Friedrich W., “Beyond Good and Evil,” in The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, Vol. 8 (Stanford University Press, 2014).

Nietzsche, Friedrich W., The Twilight of the Idols, trans. Richard Polt (Hackett, 1997, originally in German, 1889).

Nietzsche, Friedrich W., “The Anti-Christ,” in The Anti-Christ, Ecce Homo, Twilight of the Idols and Other Writings (Cambridge University Press, 2005, originally 1888).

Padgett, Alan G., and Wilkens, Steve, Christianity & Western Thought, Vol. 2, Faith & Reason in the 19th Century (IVP Academic, 2000).

Plato, The Republic, ed. G.R.F. Ferrari, trans. Tom Griffith (Cambridge University Press, 2000, 2003, 2006).

Rauschenbusch, Walter, “A Theology for the Social Gospel,” in William H. Brackney, ed., Walter Rauschenbush: Published Works and Selected Writings, Vol. 2, Christianizing the Social Order and Other Writings (Mercer University Press, 2018).

Rauschenbusch, Walter, “The Social Principles of Jesus,” in William H. Brackney, ed., Walter Rauschenbush: Published Works and Selected Writings, Vol. 2, Christianizing the Social Order and Other Writings (Mercer University Press, 2018).

Rauschenbusch, Walter, Christianizing Social Order with New Introduction by Christopher H. Evans (Pilgrim, 1912, Baylor University Press, 2010).

Rauschenbusch, Walter, Christianity and the Social Crisis (Macmillan, 1907; Crossreach, 2017).

Smith, James K.A., Who’s Afraid of Relativism: Community, Contingency and Creaturehood (Baker Academic, 2014).

Smith, James K.A., Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism: Taking Derrida, Lyotard, and Foucault to Church (Baker Academic, 2006).

Uzdavinys, Algis, The Heart of Plotinus (World Wisdom, 2009).

Vattimo, Gianni, After Christianity (Columbia University Press, 2002).

Veith Jr., Gene Edward, Post-Christian Review (Crossway, 2020).

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