i’m so glad for Mandie. Last night, we stayed up past midnight finishing cleaning up the house before Jeff and his wife arrive. She had been awake since before 6 am and at work at 7 am (for 11 hours!). i couldn’t do this without her.
i’d normally list the book i’m currently reading, but i’ve gotten quite a bit from the library:
- On the Geneaology of Morals and Ecce Homo by Nietzsche (Kaufmann translation)
- The Will to Power by Nietzsche (Kaufmann and Hollingdale translation)
- Pathmarks by Heidegger (McNeill translation)
- Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics, 2nd ed. by Kant (Carus and Ellington translation)
- Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle (Crisp translation)
- God and the Philosophers by T.V. Morris
- Dogmatics in Outline by Karl Barth (Thomson translation)
- Institutes of the Christian Religion, I by John Calvin (Baillie, McNeill, et al translation)
- Lectures on Romans (Luther’s Works, vol 25) by Martin Luther (Oswald translation)
- The Confessions by Augustine (Universal Library translation)
That (except for #6: God and the Philosophers, as that is for personal reading), on top of a few books from my personal collection:
- Belief by Vattimo
- The Transparent Society by Vattimo
- Saint Paul by Badiou
- Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry by MacIntyre
- Being and Time by Heidegger
- On Certainty by Wittgenstein
- The Fragile Absolute by Zizek
- The Cost of Discipleship by Bonhoeffer
- God, Here and Now by Barth
- Phenomenology of Spirit by Hegel
- Critique of Pure Reason by Kant
- The Next Reformation by Raschke
will be the beginning materials for my thesis.
Of course, if you want to read some pretty good philosophy that has serious applicability in theology, i can definitely suggest the 12 books in my personal collection (the first 7 if you want an understanding of what postmodern philosophy looks like without getting into the majors: Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, etc).
One of these days, i’ll start a list of books i believe all Christian philosophers/theologians should read before dying.