What is the Most Important Work of Theology Written in the 21st Century? Only time will tell (we are only 15 years in!), but Oliver Crisp has given his opinion on what book it is:
“I tell my students that Warranted Christian Belief is the most important work of theology that has been written so far in the twenty-first century. Many of them think I am joking. In fact, I am perfectly serious. It is a long book (though Plantinga has recently written a shortened version, Knowledge and Christian Belief), but it is quite simply a work of scholarship that any serious Christian theologian or philosopher ought to have read. Why? Because it sets out a comprehensive account of the epistemology of religious belief, and because it covers so much that is so relevant for the contemporary theologian. This includes discussion of historical biblical criticism, the objections to religious belief found in the writings of Freud, Marx, and Kant, religious pluralism, the sense of the divine beloved of John Calvin, some Aquinas, Edwards on the sense of the heart, and a whole lot more.”
Now I’d love to hear what YOU think is the most important work of theology written in the 21st century. Is it a book? Is it an article? I’ll even let you say its a spoken lecture? So what do you think it is?