Books we’ve read

Here are the books we’ve already read in our Systematic Theology Project.

 


 

LISTED IN HISTORICAL ORDER

 

INTRODUCTION

A History of Christian Thought by Paul Tillich

A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter

N. T. Wright videos: Simply Jesus, and Putting the Gospels Back Together, and How God became King, and Sacraments and New Creation

Catholicism DVDs by Robert Barron

Paths to Holiness by Robert Barron

 

PATRISTICS ERA

(33 to 590 AD)

The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthi­ans by Clement I of Rome (97 AD)

The Didache by the Shepherd of Hermas

The Sayings of the Desert Fathers by Athanasius of Alexandria

On the Holy Spirit by Basil the Great

The Rule of Saint Benedict by Benedict of Nursia

Confessions by Augustine of Hippo

First Council of Nicaea (325 AD)

First Council of Constantinople (381)

The Council of Ephesus (431)

The Council of Chalcedon (451)

Second Council of Constantinople (553)

 

MEDIEVAL ERA

(590 to 1417 AD)

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich

On Loving God by Bernard of Clairvaux

Proslogion by Anselm of Canterbury

Cur Deus Homo by Anselm of Canterbury

Third Council of Constantinople (680/681)

Second Council of Nicaea (787)

Fourth Council of Constantinople (869-870)

Second Council of the Lateran (1139)

First Council of Lyon (1245)

 

REFORMATION ERA

(1417 to 1648 AD)

On Learned Ignorance by Nicholas of Cusa

The Ninety-Five Theses by Dr. Martin Luther

The Smalcald Articles by Dr. Martin Luther

Commentary on Galatians by Dr. Martin Luther

The 404 Theses by Johann Eck

The Council of Trent

The Spiritual Exercises by Ignatius of Loyola

The Interior Castle by Teresa of Ávila

The Dark Night by John of the Cross

The Living Flame of Love by John of the Cross

The Life of Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Ávila

Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

 

MODERN ERA

(1648 to 1962 AD)

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

The Philokalia

The Way of a Pilgrim

The Story of a Soul by Teresa of Lisieux

John Henry Newman, selections

First Vatican Council

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis

Rerum Novarum by Leo XIII

A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter, chapters 25 and 26

Gerard Manley Hopkins, Lead, Kindly LightGod’s GrandeurWindover, and Pied Beauty

The Inner Experience: Notes on Contemplation by Thomas Merton

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Writings Selected by Ursula King

 

POST-MODERN ERA

(1962 to today)

Fides et ratio by John Paul II

Verbum Domini by Benedict XVI

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

 

PHILOSOPHY

The Apology of Socrates

Discourse on the Method by René Descartes

 


 

LISTED IN ORDER OF OUR READING

Summer 2008

The Interior Castle by Teresa of Ávila

The Living Flame of Love by John of the Cross

Job’s Dark Night

2008-2009

The New Testament

Summer 2009

Paths to Holiness by Robert Barron

2009-2010

A History of Christian Thought by Paul Tillich

A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter, second half

Summer 2010

A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter, first half

2010-2011

Confessions by Augustine of Hippo

Fides et ratio by John Paul II

Verbum Domini by Benedict XVI

Summer 2011

The Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

2011-2012

Catholicism DVDs by Robert Barron, Episodes 1-5 and Study Guide

Summer 2012

The Way of a Pilgrim

2012-2013

Catholicism DVDs by Robert Barron, Episodes 6-10 and Study Guide

Summer 2013

The Story of a Soul by Teresa of Lisieux

2013-2014

The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthi­ans by Clement I of Rome (97 AD)

The Didache by the Shepherd of Hermas

First Council of Nicaea (325 AD)

The Sayings of the Desert Fathers by Athanasius of Alexandria

On the Holy Spirit by Basil the Great

First Council of Constantinople (381)

The Council of Ephesus (431)

The Rule of Saint Benedict by Benedict of Nursia

The Council of Chalcedon (451)

Second Council of Constantinople (553)

Summer 2014

N. T. Wright videos: Simply Jesus, and Putting the Gospels Back Together, and How God became King, and Sacraments and New Creation

2014-2015

Third Council of Constantinople (680/681)

Second Council of Nicaea (787)

Fourth Council of Constantinople (869-870)

Proslogion by Anselm of Canterbury

Second Council of the Lateran (1139)

On Loving God by Bernard of Clairvaux

First Council of Lyon (1245)

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis

Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich

Summer 2015

The Apology of Socrates

2015-2016

Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification

On Learned Ignorance by Nicholas of Cusa

The Ninety-Five Theses by Dr. Martin Luther

The 404 Theses by Johann Eck

The Spiritual Exercises by Ignatius of Loyola

The Smalcald Articles by Dr. Martin Luther

The Council of Trent

The Life of Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Ávila

Summer 2016

The Philokalia

2016-2017

The Life of Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Ávila

Commentary on Galatians by Dr. Martin Luther

Summer 2017

Cur Deus Homo by Anselm of Canterbury

2017-2018

A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter, selections

A History of Christian Thought by Paul Tillich, selections

The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence

Discourse on the Method by René Descartes

John Henry Newman, selections

First Vatican Council

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton

Summer 2018

The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis

2018-2019

Rerum Novarum by Leo XIII

A Concise History of the Catholic Church by Thomas Bokenkotter, chapters 25 and 26

Gerard Manley Hopkins, Lead, Kindly LightGod’s GrandeurWindover, and Pied Beauty

The Inner Experience: Notes on Contemplation by Thomas Merton

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Writings Selected by Ursula King

 


BOOKS

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