Ok, you Lutherans, here’s a theological book meme from a couple sources:
Name three (or more) theological works from the last 25 years (1981-2006) that you consider important and worthy to be included on a list of the most important works of theology of that last 25 years (in no particular order).
There’s the added caveat that the books should not be works of biblical exegesis, historical studies, etc., unless these are of special theological interest.
The above comes from sacra doctrina who recommends Lesslie Newbigin’s The Open Secret: An Introduction to the Theology of Mission, Richard B. Hays’ Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul, Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theo-Dramatik, Oliver O’Donovan’s Resurrection and Moral Order: An Outline for Evangelical Ethics.
I don’t know squat about any of these books. What do you, intelligent readers that you are, think about these titles and ones you would recommend?