The list author says: "This list is designed to guide the American reader to some historically significant authors from Germany, France, Russia, and Denmark, Switzerland, and Austria. These books deal with theology, ontology, depth-psychology, and consciousness studies."
"Contains knowledge of the history of theology, beginning with early fathers such as Origen, Athanasius, Augustine, etc. Contains a synopsis of the evolution of various philosophical movements over time. Also contains a thorough discussion of Barth's theology and the natural-systematic countermovement against evangelical theology. Also a detailed and profound discussion of the Trinity."
"A continuation of Pannenberg's magnum opus on every idea and every response in the history of both theology and philosophy. Begins with a scorching jam on the effects of the Trinity in creating consciousness. This will take you higher and further than any theology with the possible exception of Paul Tillich."
"Similar to Pannenberg and Tillich in its ability to prove that God and Christ are directly responsible for the awakening of conscious being. Also discusses the process of God's saving dispositions throughout history, and how this can lead to a fusion between evangelical theology and Christian mysticism."
"Moltmann's second most important work. Paves the way for a reunification of Christ-based evangelical theology and natural theology by arguing that Christ is secretly at work in everything - even seemingly natural and psychological awakenings of consciousness."
"The first volume from Rahner's Theological investigations, which numbers over 20 (!) volumes. Good luck with that. Rahner is a very important theologian but I do not have room on this list to do justice to his catalogue of work."
"This is, in my opinion, his most important and profound work. Teilhard should be higher on this list but I wanted to keep the Germans together. I believe Teilhard is the greatest writer in the illustrious history of French writers. This is a wonderful book from a wonderful author - one of the best ever."
"This is ontology, not theology, but it is useful to the theologian because of the concept of being-towards-death. This will prove to be a critical tool in reuniting our new reality with a belief in a good and all-powerful God. His intent was secular philophy,but his concepts will prove useful for theologians."
"This is a critical response to Heidegger, and another work of ontology that could be unintentionally useful for theologians. The critical concept is being-towards-others as the origin of consciousness. If Sartre can shed light on how consciousness is created, this can prove useful for other disciplines."
"A seminal work that marks the transition into modern philosophy> theology. Very difficult and time-consuming, I suggest that you read this one and then move on from Hegel. Also keep in mind that an author such as Wolfhart Pannenberg can provide an exhaustive dissemination of Hegel's ideas."
"This is the most hardcore Kierkegaard. Beware of the pseudonymous ideas. Not as useful for modern theological research as, say, Sickness Unto Death or Concept of Anxiety. But a wild ride into madness nonetheless."
"This is probably the greatest of Jung's works, containing the seminal essay "Answer to Job". Should be much higher on the list - you could even put this on top, but my list categorizes authors by national origin."