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📖 = in progress

📍 = next up

✓  = completed

EMBARGO failed to complete by deadline


This Semester

Constantine Campbell, Union with Christ

Don Carson, Collected Writings on Scripture

Mark Noll, The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind

📖 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

📖 Agamben, The Use of Bodies

Agamben, The Signature of All Things

✓ Agamben, The Mystery of Evil

Agamben, The Church and the Kingdom

Agamben, The Coming Community

Charles Taylor, A Secular Age

Ivan Illich, Rivers North of the Future

John Walton, The Lost World of Scripture

📖 C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy

📖 Cloud and Townsend, How People Grow

✓ John Fea, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump

Gregory Thornbury, Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock

Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

McCarthy, The Orchard Keeper

McCarthy, Outer Dark


Next Semester

Agamben, Potentialities

Agamben, Means Without End

Agamben, The Man Without Content

Agamben, The Fire and the Tale

Charles Taylor, The Ethics of Authenticity 

Charles Taylor, Sources of the Self

John Walton, The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest

Andrew Root, The Pastor in a Secular Age

Stephen Chapman, The Law and the Prophets

Jemar Tisby, The Color of Compromise

Robert Roberts, Spiritual Emotions

McCarthy, Child of God

McCarthy, Suttree


The Distant Future

I’ve realized this semester that my list has grown too big, so now I have this section to put books that had been on my lists but are now axed.

Walls and Dongell, Why I am Not a Calvinist

Peterson and Willias, Why I am Not an Arminian

Oliver O’Donovan, Self, World, and Time: Ethics as Theology

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together

Charles Darwin, On the Origin of the Species

P.J. Graham, The End of Adolescence

Ratzinger, The Spirit of the Liturgy

Radner, Time and the Word

Any one book by Richard Hays

Charles Taylor, The Language Animal

John Walton, Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology

John Walton, Old Testament Theology for Christians: From Ancient Context to Enduring Belief 

Don Carson, Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: Biblical Perspectives in Tension


Agamben Full Bibliography

Yes, I plan to read all of them. This list is from Adam Kotsko:

(The first year indicates the Italian publication, and in parentheses after I add the English translation if applicable. For ease of use, I will refer only to English titles and omit subtitles.)

1970, The Man Without Content (1999)
1977, Stanzas (1993)
1978, Infancy and History (1996)
1982, Language and Death (1991)
1985, Idea of Prose (1995)
1990, The Coming Community (1993)
✓ 1995, Homo Sacer (1998)
1996, Means Without End (2000)
1996, The End of the Poem (1999)
✓  1998, Remnants of Auschwitz (1999)
*1999, Potentialities — essay collection originally published in English; the same collection was later published in Italian in 2005
✓ 2000, The Time that Remains, 2005
2002, The Open (2004)
✓ 2003, State of Exception (2005)
2005, Profanations (2007)
2006, What is an Apparatus? (2009)
2007, Nymphs (2013)
✓ 2007, The Kingdom and the Glory (2011)
2008, The Signature of All Things (2009)
✓ 2008, The Sacrament of Language (2011)
2009, Nudities (2011)
2010, The Church and the Kingdom (2012)
2010, The Unspeakable Girl (2014)
✓ 2011, The Highest Poverty (2013)
✓ 2012, Opus Dei (2013)
✓ 2013, The Mystery of Evil (2016)
✓ 2013, Pilate and Jesus (2015)
2014, The Fire and the Tale (2016)
📖 2014, The Use of Bodies (2016)
✓ 2015, Stasis (2015)
2015, Gusto (don’t know)
2015, L’avventura (don’t know)
2015, Pulcinella (don’t know)
📖 2016, What is Philosophy? (2018)
2018, Karman (2018)

Other books re: Agamben

2012, Democracy in What State? New Directions in Critical Theory

2009, Leland de la Durantaye, Giorgio Agamben: A Critical Introduction

2014, Kevin Attell, Giorgio Agamben: Beyond the Threshold of Deconstruction

2005, Andrew Norris and Thomas Carl Wall, Politics, Metaphysics, and Death: Essays on Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer

2012, David Kishik, The Power of Life: Agamben and the Coming Politics

2013, Peter Frick, Paul in the Grip of the Philosophers: The Apostle and Contemporary Continental Philosophy (Paul in Critical Contexts)

2011, Colby Dickenson, Agamben and Theology

2011, Thomas Frost, Agamben, the Exception and Law (PhD diss., University of Southampton)

2011, Paul’s New Moment: Continental Philosophy and the Future of Christian Theology


Fall 2018 Semester

✓ Giorgio Agamben, Opus Dei

✓ Giorgio Agamben, Remnants of Auschwitz

✓ Giorgio Agamben, The Highest Poverty

📖 Giorgio Agamben, The Use of Bodies

EMBARGO Charles Taylor, A Secular Age

EMBARGO Merold Westphal, God, Guilt, and Death: an Existential Phenomenology of Religion

✓ John Walton, The Lost World of Adam and Eve

EMBARGO John Walton, The Lost Word of Scripture

✓ Andrew Root, Faith Formation in a Secular Age

EMBARGO Andrew Root, Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker

✓ Robert Epstein, The Case Against Adolescence

EMBARGO Ivan Illich, Deschooling Society

✓ John Santrock, Adolescence

✓ Laurence Steinberg, Adolescence

✓ Colin Marshall and Tony Payne, The Trellis and the Vine

EMBARGO Don Carson, How Long, O Lord?

EMBARGO Jim Packer, Keep in Step with the Spirit

✓ Hannah Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem 

📖 Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

✓ Andrew Naselli, No Quick Fix

✓ Charlie Wingard, Help for the New Pastor



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