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German and Continental theology/ ontology

Ross James Browne "Ross"
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."
Systematic Theology, Volume 1
Systematic Theology, Volume 1
"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."
Systematic Theology (Volume 2)
Systematic Theology (Volume 2)
"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."
Jesus (SCM Classics)
Jesus (SCM Classics)
"Easier alternative to the three-volume systematic theology."
The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology
The Crucified God: The Cross of Christ as the Foundation and Criticism of Christian Theology
"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."
Theology of Hope (SCM Classics)
Theology of Hope (SCM Classics)
"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 Trinity and the Kingdom
The Trinity and the Kingdom
"Once again, the Trinity proves to be the most critical issue in theology going into the 21st century."
The Source of Life
The Source of Life
"A newer work by Moltmann, once again focused on Christ creating consciousness, even within the seemingly secular world."
The Way of Jesus Christ
The Way of Jesus Christ
"Moltmann's ultimate vision of the super-evangelical idea of Christ in everything and responsible for everythin."
Theological Investigations Volume I: God, Christ, Mary and Grace
Theological Investigations Volume I: God, Christ, Mary and Grace
"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."
Foundations of Christian Faith: An Introduction to the Idea of Christianity
Foundations of Christian Faith: An Introduction to the Idea of Christianity
"A critical work from an oft-cited German theologian."
Spirit in the World
Spirit in the World
"A critical work from Rahner."
God as Mystery of the World
God as Mystery of the World
"Perhaps Jungel's most important work - at least among those translated into English."
God's Being is in Becoming: The Trinitarian Being of God in the Theology of Karl Barth
God's Being is in Becoming: The Trinitarian Being of God in the Theology of Karl Barth
"Jungel's second most important work."
Theology of the New Testament
Theology of the New Testament
"A longer work, but as good a place to start as any."
Christianity and Evolution
Christianity and Evolution
"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."
Toward the Future
Toward the Future
"An underrated work by Teilhard.  Crucial in the understanding of a modernized Christian mysticism/ natural theology.  An aesthetically beautiful conterpoint to hardcore evangelical/ orthodox theology."
Science and Christ
Science and Christ
"Hopefully there is at least a used copy still available.  Very readable and enjoyable, especially in contrast to the brutal afforementioned German theologians."
The Divine Milieu
The Divine Milieu
"This seems to be the most readily available used edition of Teilhard's classic work.  Aesthetically pleasing yet profound, powerful, and enlightening.  A breeze compared to tortuous German theology."
Human Energy (Harvest Book)
Human Energy (Harvest Book)
"This is his second best work.  Mind-blowing journey into a hopeful and beautiful vision of harmonized Christian mysticism.  God I hope it's true - and if it is everything is going to be ok."
The Phenomenon of Man
The Phenomenon of Man
"This is considered his most important work, but I believe Christianity and Evolution and Human Energy are better.  This involves a hard slog through anthropology."
Being and Time (Harper Perennial Modern Thought)
Being and Time (Harper Perennial Modern Thought)
"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."
Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology
Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology
"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."
Phenomenology of Spirit
Phenomenology of Spirit
"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."
The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics: World, Finitude, Solitude
The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics: World, Finitude, Solitude
"Perhaps his second most important work behind Being and Time."
The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)
The Metaphysical Foundations of Logic (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)
"A very important work by Heidegger, one of his top two or three works, published by Indiana."
Freedom and the Spirit
Freedom and the Spirit
"A new edition of a critical work by a very important Russian theologian.  Be glad for this new edition - this book fell out of print and used to be very hard to find."
The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition For Upbuilding And Awakening (Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 19) (v. 19)
The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition For Upbuilding And Awakening (Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 19) (v. 19)
"His most succint and possibly most important work."
The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin (Kierkegaard's Writings, VIII) (v. 8)
The Concept of Anxiety: A Simple Psychologically Orienting Deliberation on the Dogmatic Issue of Hereditary Sin (Kierkegaard's Writings, VIII) (v. 8)
"Very relevant concepts involving subconscious death-anxiety and the origins of consciousness.  A precurser to far more advanced ideas including those of Heidegger, Tillich, and Jung."
Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1 (Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 12.1)
Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1 (Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol 12.1)
"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."
Kierkegaard's Writings, XVII: Christian Discourses: The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress.
Kierkegaard's Writings, XVII: Christian Discourses: The Crisis and a Crisis in the Life of an Actress.
"A lesser known but relevant work from Kierkegaard."
Kierkegaard's Writings, XIV: Two Ages: "The Age of Revolution" and the "Present Age" A Literary Review
Kierkegaard's Writings, XIV: Two Ages: "The Age of Revolution" and the "Present Age" A Literary Review
"I suppose there is a paperback version available but check for hardcover Kierkegaards.  They look much better on your bookshelf."
Kierkegaard's Writings, XVIII: Without Authority
Kierkegaard's Writings, XVIII: Without Authority
"another lesser known but important work.  See if you can find a hardcover."
Psychology and Religion: West and East (The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 11)
Psychology and Religion: West and East (The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 11)
"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."
Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 2)
Aion: Researches into the Phenomenology of the Self (Collected Works of C.G. Jung Vol.9 Part 2)
"A work that is useful, problematic, and challenging for theologians.  But a wondeful and enlightening journey.  Aesthetically pleasing."
The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche (Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 8)
The Structure and Dynamics of the Psyche (Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 8)
"A huge dose of Jung's most important concepts.  Contains seminal essay, "On the Nature of the Psyche"."
Civilization in Transition (The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 10)
Civilization in Transition (The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, Volume 10)
"A very useful and relevant volume of the CW.  A timeless work of profound and enlightening psychology."
Thus spake Zarathustra: a book for all and none
Thus spake Zarathustra: a book for all and none
"His greatest work.  A wonderful and at times crazy journey."