Here is a list of the 59 books I read in 2009 (although there are a few pages left on one or two, which should keep me busy for the next couple of days). This time last year I aimed to read a book related to my thesis each and every week for the year. I easily passed this target, but some books are quite short and easy reads, only taking a sitting or two. Others I reviewed for academic journals and required more attention. This list excludes books of which I only read part or a chapter, and of course journal articles aren’t listed.

It is interesting to look back and see how my reading has changed since the start of my PhD and also worrying what remains to be read and reread. There are over 100 items on my Amazon Wish List alone!

This is my list:

  • Giorgio Agamben, State of Exception, trans. Kevin Attell (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
  • Hannah Arendt, On Violence (London: A Harvest/HBJ book, 1970).
  • Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (London: Penguin, 2006).
  • Talal Asad, Formations of the Secular: Christianity, Islam, Modernity, Cultural memory in the present (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003).
  • Naim Stifan Ateek, Justice, and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation (Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 1989).
  • Alain Badiou, Saint Paul: The Foundation of Universalism, trans. Ray Brassier, Cultural Memory in the Present (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003).
  • Karl Barth and Johannes Hamel, How to Serve God in a Marxist Land (New York: Association Press, 1959).
  • Hilaire Belloc, The Servile State, 2nd ed. (Indianapolis: Liberty Classics, 1977).
  • Pope Benedict, Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Trans?guration, 1st ed. in the U.S. (New York: Doubleday, 2007).
  • Thomas Bohache, Christology from the Margins (London: SCM Press, 2008).
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Creation and Fall: A Theological Exposition of Genesis 1–3, ed. Martin Ruter, Ilse Todt, and John W. de Gruchy, trans. Douglas Stephen Bax (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004).
  • Martin Buber, Ich und du (Stuttgart: P. Reclam, 1995).
  • Will D. Campbell and James Y. Holloway, Up to Our Steeples in Politics (New York: Paulist Press, 1970).
  • Dante, Monarchy, ed. and trans. Pru Shaw (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).
  • Jacques Ellul, The Politics of God and the Politics of Man, trans. Geoffrey W. Bromiley (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972).
  • Jacques Ellul, The New Demons (London & Oxford: Mowbrays, 1975).
  • Jacques Ellul, Apocalypse: The Book of Revelation (New York: Seabury Press, 1977).
  • Jacques Ellul, Perspectives on Our Age: Jacques Ellul Speaks on His Life and Work, ed. William H. Vanderburg, trans. Joachim Neugroschel (New York: Seabury Press, 1981).
  • Jacques Ellul, Money and Power (Basingstoke: Marshall Pickering, 1986).
  • Jacques Ellul, Jesus and Marx: From Gospel to Ideology, trans. Joyce Main Hanks (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988).
  • Jacques Ellul, Reason for Being: A Meditation on Ecclesiastes (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1990).
  • Jacques Ellul, Sources and Trajectories: Eight Early Articles by Jacques Ellul That Set the Stage, trans. Marva J. Dawn (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997).
  • Jacques Ellul and Patrick Troude-Chastenet, Jacques Ellul on Religion, Technology, and Politics, trans. Joan Mendès France, South Florida-Rochester-Saint Louis Studies on Religion and the Social Order (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998).
  • Danna Nolan Fewell, Circle of Sovereignty: Plotting Politics in the Book of Daniel, 2nd. ed., rev. and extended (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1991).
  • Duncan B. Forrester and Danus Skene, eds., Just Sharing: A Christian Approach to the Distribution of Wealth, Income and Bene?ts (London: Epworth, 1988).
  • Robert C. Fuller, Naming the Antichrist: The History of an American Obsession (New York: Oxford University Press, 1996).
  • David Graeber, Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology, Paradigm 14 (Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2004), 105.
  • S. L. Greenslade, The Church and the Social Order: A Historical Sketch (London: SCM Press, 1948).
  • Barry Harvey, Can These Bones Live?: A Catholic Baptist Engagement with Ecclesiology, Hermeneutics, and Social Theory (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2008).
  • Stanley Hauerwas and Romand Coles, Christianity, Democracy, and the Radical Ordinary: Conversations Between a Radical Democrat and a Christian, Theopolitical Visions (Eugene: Cascade Books, 2008).
  • Yoram Hazony, The Dawn: Political Teachings of the Book of Esther, Rev. ed. (Jerusalem: Shalem Press, 2000).
  • Theodor Herzl, The Jewish State (New York: Dover Publications, 1988).
  • Nathan R. Kerr, Christ, History and Apocalyptic: The Politics of Christian Mission (London: SCM Press, 2008).
  • Peter Kropotkin, The State: Its Historic Role, Revised, trans. Vernon Richards and Freedom Press, Anarchist Classics (London: Freedom, 1987).
  • Hans Küng, Was ich glaube (München: Piper, 2009).
  • Mark Lilla, The Stillborn God: Religion, Politics, and the Modern West (New York: Vintage Books, 2008).
  • Daniel S. Malachuk, Perfection, the State, and Victorian Liberalism (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
  • Pierre Manent, A World beyond Politics?: A Defense of the Nation-State, trans. Marc LePain (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006).
  • J. Gordon McConville, God and Earthly Power: An Old Testament Political Theology, Genesis–Kings (London: T&T Clark, 2006).
  • Bernard McGinn, Antichrist: Two Thousand Years of the Human Fascination with Evil (New York: Columbia University Press, 2000).
  • J. Richard Middleton, The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2005).
  • John Milbank, The Suspended Middle: Henri de Lubac and the Debate concerning the Supernatural (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005).
  • John Milbank, Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason, 2nd ed (Oxford: Blackwell, 2006).
  • John Milbank, The Future of Love: Essays in Political Theology (London: SCM Press, 2009).
  • Ralph Miliband, The State in Capitalist Society (London: Quartet Books, 1973).
  • Scott R. Paeth, Exodus Church and Civil Society: Public Theology and Social Theory in the Work of Jürgen Moltmann (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008).
  • Gianfranco Poggi, The Development of the Modern State: A Sociological Introduction (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1978).
  • Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger and Jürgen Habermas, Dialectics of Secularization: On Reason and Religion, ed., with a foreword by Florian Schuller, trans. Brian McNeil (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2006).
  • John H. Redekop, Politics Under God (Waterloo: Herald Press, 2007).
  • Rosemary Radford Ruether and Marion Grau, eds., Interpreting the Postmodern: Responses to “Radical Orthodoxy” (New York: T & T Clark, 2006).
  • Carl Schmitt, Political Theology: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty, trans. George Schwab (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005).
  • Juliet B. Schor, The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don’t Need (New York: HarperPerennial, 1999).
  • Hagen Schulze, States, Nations and Nationalism: From the Middle Ages to the Present (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996).
  • Martin Sicker, Reading Genesis Politically: An Introduction to Mosaic Political Philosophy (Westport: Praeger, 2002).
  • William Stringfellow, An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land (Waco: Word Books, 1973).
  • Peter Stuhlmacher, Historical Criticism and Theological Interpretation of Scripture, trans. Roy A. Harrisville (London: S.P.C.K. 1979).
  • Jason E. Vickers, Invocation and Assent: The Making and Remaking of Trinitarian Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008).
  • Michael Walzer, Exodus and Revolution (New York: Basic Books, 1985).
  • Tripp York, Living on Hope While Living in Babylon: The Christian Anarchists of the Twentieth Century (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2009).

Technical Note: This list was created from BibDesk using a custom export template. The .txt file was saved as .tex and then run through TexShop to produce a PDF, which was exported to Word, then an Apple script replaced the italics with the matching HTML tags. Cool huh!

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