Friday, November 11, 2005

Recent Bibliography

Because people have been asking, here's a list of some fun books from the last several months for Occident-o-philes in random order:
James Wetzel, Augustine and the Limits of Virtue
Joseph Schnaubelt, Frederick van Fleteren, Joseph Reino, eds., Augustine: Mystic and Mystagogue
Joseph Ratzinger, The Theology of History in St. Bonaventure
Frances M. Young, Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture and Virtuoso Theology
Bernard McGinn, Willimien Otten, eds., Eriugena East and West [N.B., this includes a nice little summary of Eric Perl's dissertation Methexis in the comparison between St. Maximus and Eriugena]
David Bradshaw, Aristotle East and West
Richard of St. Victor (ed. Grover Zinn), The Book of the Patriarchs, The Mystical Ark, and Book 3 of the Trinity (Classics of Western Spirituality)
William of St. Thierry, On Contemplating God
Marcia L. Colish, Stoic Tradition from Antiquity to the Early Middle Ages: Stoicism in Christian Latin Thought Through the Sixth Century
Neil B. McLynn, Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital
Avery Cardinal Dulles, The Craft of Theology
Aidan Nichols, The Shape of Catholic Theology
Joseph Lienhard, The Bible, The Church, and Authority
Michael Fahey, Orthodox and Catholic Sister Churches

Some works that seem mighty interesting in light of that reading:
Geoffrey Wainwright, Doxology
Elizabeth Clark, Reading Renunciation
Louis Bouyer, The Christian Mystery
Karl Barth, The Word of God and the Word of Man
John Henry Newman, The Arians of the Fourth Century
John A. Watt, The Church in Medieval Ireland
Alasdair MacIntyre, Whose Justice? Which Rationality?
J. David Dawson, Christian Figural Reading and the Fashioning of Identity and Allegorical Readers and Cultural Revision in Ancient Alexandria

And select oldies but goodies that have returned to my attention as being even more important:
Bruce Marshall, Trinity and Truth
Philip Sherrard, The Greek East and the Latin West (particularly the sections on Cicero and the tantalizing-but-unfulfilled mention of the "outstanding" Latin theologians Cassian, Eriugena, William of St.-Thierry, et al.)
Brian Tierney, The Idea of Natural Rights

I'm going to try to be better about reviewing things when I read them. :-) Just in the middle of integrating some political thought into my synthesis (which I guess is only natural for a lawyer reading about Stoicism), so I've been thinking out loud a bit lately rather than sticking to book reviews as much as I'd like. I'm going to keep that line of inquiry open in the Res Publica list on the side of the blog.

Grace, peace, and thanks for stopping by!