So You Want to Teach Philosophical Theology?

Some sage advice from Greg Welty, who knows whereof he speaks.

5 Responses to So You Want to Teach Philosophical Theology?

  1. It was just a comment! I think you’re just baiting me to update my blog or something…

    ;-)

  2. So if I keep doing this, you’ll update your blog? Interesting…

  3. Dr. Welty and Dr. Anderson,

    Which books on philosophical theology would you recommend reading?

    Matt Manry

    • Shorter list:

      Diogenes Allen and Eric Springsted, Philosophy For Understanding Theology, Second Edition (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007) [ISBN: 978-0664231804]

      Thomas Flint and Michael Rea (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011) [ISBN: 978-0199596539]

      Michael Rea, Oxford Readings in Philosophical Theology: Volume 1: Trinity, Incarnation, and Atonement (Oxford Univ. Press, 2009) [ISBN: 978-0199237463]

      Michael Rea, Oxford Readings in Philosophical Theology: Volume 2: Providence, Scripture, and Resurrection (Oxford Univ. Press, 2009) [ISBN: 978-0199237487]

      Longer list:

      Marilyn McCord Adams, Christ and Horrors: The Coherence of Christology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

      James Anderson, Paradox in Christian Theology: An Analysis of Its Presence, Character, and Epistemic Status (Waynesboro, Georgia: Paternoster Theological Monographs, 2007).

      Augustine, The Trinity, trans. E. Hill (New York: New City Press, 1991).

      Gustaf Aulén, Christus Victor, trans. H.G. Herbert (New York: MacMillan, 1969).

      Oliver Crisp, Divinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2007) [978-0521695350]. 202 pages.

      Oliver Crisp, God Incarnate: Explorations in Christology (London: T&T Clark, 2009).

      Oliver Crisp (ed.), A Reader in Contemporary Philosophical Theology (New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2009) [9780567031464]. 392 pages.

      Oliver Crisp and Michael Rea (eds.), Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011) [ISBN: 978-0199600427]

      Richard Cross, The Metaphysics of God Incarnate (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).

      Stephen T. Davis, Christian Philosophical Theology (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006) [978-0199284597]. 320 pages.

      Steven T. Davis, Daniel Kendall, Gerald O’Collins (eds.), The Incarnation: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2004) [978-0199275779]. 430 pages.

      Steven T. Davis, Daniel Kendall, Gerald O’Collins (eds.), The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as Redeemer (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006) [978-0199288755]. 384 pages.

      Steven T. Davis, Daniel Kendall, Gerald O’Collins (eds.), The Trinity: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Trinity (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2002) [978-0199246120]. 424 pages.

      Stephen Finlan, Problems with Atonement: The Origins of, and Controversy About, the Atonement Doctrine (Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2005).

      Stephen Finlan, Options on Atonement in Christian Thought (Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2007).

      Thomas P. Flint, Divine Providence: The Molinist Account (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1998).

      Thomas Flint and Michael Rea (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Theology (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011) [ISBN: 978-0199596539]

      Paul Helm, The Divine Revelation: The Basic Issues (Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing, 2004 [1986]) [978-1573833042]. 164 pages.

      John Hick, The Metaphor of God Incarnate (Westminster: John Knox Press, 1993).

      Hud Hudson, A Materialist Metaphysics of the Human Person (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001).

      John Leslie, Immortality Defended (Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishing, 2007).

      Thomas McCall, Which Trinity? Whose Monotheism?: Philosophical and Systematic Theologians on the Metaphysics of Trinitarian Theology (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmanns, 2010).

      Thomas V. Morris, The Logic of God Incarnate (Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1986).

      Thomas V. Morris (ed.), Philosophy and the Christian Faith (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1988).

      John Perry, A Dialogue on Personal Identity and Immortality (Indianapolis: Hackett, 1978).

      Alvin Plantinga, ch. 12 of Warranted Christian Belief (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2000) [978-0195131932]. 528 pages.

      Michael Rea (ed.), Oxford Readings in Philosophical Theology – Volume I: Trinity, Incarnation, Atonement (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009) [978-0199237463]. 384 pages.

      Michael Rea (ed.), Oxford Readings in Philosophical Theology – Volume II: Providence, Scripture, and Resurrection (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2009) [978-0199237487]. 448 pages.

      Eleanor Stump (author), Thomas Flint (ed.), Hermes and Athena: Biblical Exegesis and Philosophical Theology (University of Notre Dame Studies in the Philosophy of Religion, 7) (Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 1993) [978-0268011000].

      Richard Swinburne, The Christian God (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).

      Richard Swinburne, Responsibility and Atonement (New York: Oxford University Press, 1989).

      Richard Swinburne, Revelation: From Metaphor to Analogy (Second Edition) (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2007) [978-0199212477]. 376 pages.

      Charles Taliaferro, The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009) [978-0521730372]. 288 pages.

      Kathryn Tanner, Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity (Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress Press, 2001).

      Nicholas Wolterstorff, Divine Discourse: Philosophical Reflections on the Claim that God Speaks (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995) [978-0521475570]. 340 pages.