a. This year I start recording what books that I would acquire in the whole year. I bought most of them, but I also received some gifts from friends. And this year the total number of new books is just one shy of sixty.
b. Occasions to buy books: SKS voucher from ISCFs, various bookstores (Shalom, TULIP, BGST, etc.) sale, FES book order, Book Depository.
c. I also tracked down the publisher of each book. This year the winner is Eerdmans with 13 books, followed by IVP (7), Baker (6), WJK (4), T&T Clark (4), Fortress (3), and Evangelical Press (3). The rest of the publishers are only with 2 or 1 books. I think the distribution aptly represented my own theological position: an evangelical with academic and ecumenical slant.
d. And also the author of each book. The most is Karl Barth with 5 books, followed by Eugene Peterson (3 — the spiritual theology series), Nicholas R. Needham (3 — the church history series), James D. G. Dunn (2), Richard Hays (2), and Tremper Longman III (2). The rest of the authors are only with 1 book each.
e. I will try to halve the number of purchase next year. I really have a lot of books to be read.
f. I also started buying good commentaries for reference.
g. I will let you know my top books of the year on the next post.
h. Anyway, here is the list (after the jump).
1. The Books of the Bible (TNIV), IBS.
2. Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics I/1 – The Doctrine of the Word of God, T & T Clark.
3. Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics I/2 – The Doctrine of the Word of God, T & T Clark.
4. Karl Barth, Church Dogmatics (A Selection), WJK.
5. Karl Barth, God Here and Now, Routledge.
6. Karl Barth, The Theology of John Calvin, Eerdmans.
7. G. K. Beale, We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry, IVP.
8. Daniel I. Block, The Gods of the Nations: Studies in Ancient Near East National Theology, Baker.
9. Markus Bockmuehl, Alan J. Torrance (eds.), Scripture’s Doctrine and Theology’s Bible: How the New Testament Shapes Christian Dogmatics, Baker.
10. Gregory A. Boyd, Lord or Legend?: Wrestling with the Jesus Dilemma, Baker.
11. Geoffrey W. Bromiley, Historical Theology: An Introduction, Eerdmans.
12. Walter Brueggemann, Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy, Fortress.
13. John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, Hendrickson.
14. Douglas Campbell, The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul, Eerdmans.
15. Dino Patti Djalal, Harus Bisa! Seni Memimpin a la SBY, R&W.
16. James D. G. Dunn (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to St. Paul, CUP.
17. James D. G. Dunn, Jesus, Paul and the Law, Fortress.
18. Gordon D. Fee, Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (NICNT), Eerdmans.
19. Everett Ferguson, Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology, and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries, Eerdmans.
20. John Franke, Barth for Armchair Theologians, WJK.
21. GKI, Paideia: Sadar Identitas.
22. Stanley Grenz, A Primer on Postmodernism, Eerdmans.
23. Geoffrey Grogan, Psalms (Two Horizons), Eerdmans.
24. Os Guinness, The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, Thomas Nelson.
25. Stanley Hauerwas & William H. Willimon, Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, Abingdon Press.
26. Richard Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, Yale.
27. Richard Hays, First Corinthians (Interpretation), WJK.
28. Herman J. Helderhuis, John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life, IVP.
29. Charles E. Hill and Frank A. James III (eds.), The Glory of the Atonement: Biblical, Historical & Practical Perspectives, IVP.
30. Michael Horton, God of Promise: Introducing Covenant Theology, Baker.
31. Philip Jenkins, The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, Lion Publishing.
32. Eberhard Jüngel, God’s Being Is In Becoming: The Trinitarian Being of God in the Theology of Karl Barth, T&T Clark.
33. Peter J. Leithart, A Son to Me: An Exposition of 1 & 2 Samuel, Canon Press.
34. Tremper Longman III, How to Read Exodus, IVP.
35. Tremper Longman III, Old Testament Commentary Survey, Baker.
36. Bruce Metzger, Michael J. Coogan (eds.), The Oxford Companion to the Bible, OUP.
37. Nicholas R. Needham, 2000 Years of Christ’s Power, Part One: The Age of the Early Church Fathers, Evangelical Press.
38. Nicholas R. Needham, 2000 Years of Christ’s Power, Part Two: The Middle Ages, Evangelical Press.
39. Nicholas R. Needham, 2000 Years of Christ’s Power, Part Three: Renaissance and Reformation, Evangelical Press.
40. Kam Weng Ng, The Quest for Covenant Community and Pluralist Democracy in an Islamic Context, Armour Publishing.
41. Eugene H. Peterson, Eat This Book: A Conversation in the Art of Spiritual Reading, Hodder & Stoughton.
42. Eugene H. Peterson, The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus is the Way, Eerdmans.
43. Eugene H. Peterson, The Word Made Flesh: The Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers, Hodder & Stoughton.
44. Vinoth Ramachandra, Church and Mission in the New Asia: New Gods, New Identities, Armour Publishing.
45. Joseph Ratzinger, The Fathers of the Church, Ignatius.
46. Timothy M. Renick, Aquinas for Armchair Theologians, WJK.
47. John Mark Reynolds, When Athens Meet Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought, IVP.
48. E. P. Sanders, Paul and Palestinian Judaism: A Comparison of Patterns of Religion, Fortress.
49. Eckhard J. Schnabel, Paul the Missionary: Realities, Strategies, and Methods, IVP.
50. Klyne R. Snodgrass, Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus, Eerdmans.
51. John Stott, Issues Facing Christians Today, Zondervan.
52. Vikas Swarup, Slumdog Millionaire, Black Swan.
53. Anthony Thiselton, Hermeneutics of Doctrine, Eerdmans.
54. John L. Thompson, Reading the Bible with the Dead, Eerdmans.
55. Thomas F. Torrance, The Trinitarian Faith, T&T Clark.
56. Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament: A Book-by-Book Survey, Baker.
57. Bruce Waltke, A Commentary on Micah, Eerdmans.
58. N. T. Wright, Justification: God’s Plan and Paul’s Vision, IVP.
59. John Howard Yoder, The Politics of Jesus, Eerdmans.