I see no need for show notes this week—let the bibliography speak for itself.



Augustine. Confessions. Trans. Henry Chadwick. New York: Oxford UP, 2009.

Barth, Karl. Church Dogmatics: A Selection. Ed. Helmut Gollwitzer. Grand Rapids, MI: Westminster John Knox, 1994.

Benedict. The Rule of St. Benedict. Ed. Timothy Frye. New York: Vintage, 1998.

Boethius. The Consolation of Philosophy. Trans. Victor Watts. New York: Penguin, 1999.

Brueggemann, Walter. Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005.

Dante. The Divine Comedy. Trans. John Ciardi. New York: NAL, 2003.

Donne, John. The Major Works: Including Songs and Sonnets and Sermons. Ed. John Carey. New York: Oxford UP, 2009.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov. Constance Garnett. New York: Norton, 2011.

Melville, Herman. Moby-Dick. New York: Norton, 2000.

Milton, John. Complete Poems and Major Prose. Ed. Merritt Y. Hughes. New York: Hackett, 2003.

Plato. Complete Works. Ed. John M. Cooper and D.S. Hutchinson. New York: Hackett, 1997.

Sayers, Dorothy L. Gaudy Night. New York: Harper Touch, 1995.

Shakespeare, William. The Riverside Shakespeare. Ed. G. Blakemore Evans and J.J.M. Tobin. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

Thomas Aquinas. The Summa Theologica. Trans. Fathers of the English Dominican Province. New York: Christian Classics, 1981.

Updike, John, Rabbit Angstrom: A Tetralogy. New York: Everyman’s Library, 1995.

4 thoughts on “The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #66: Desert-Island Books”
  1. I’ve never actually heard the show Desert Island Discs (it’s British) but I’ve heard NT Wright use it in an illustration. But he said that they gave the Bible and the Complete Works of Shakespeare both as given.

    Also Nathan, a book you might enjoy that takes the discussed ideas of Walter Brueggemann and runs with them, “Come Out My People!” by Wes Howard-Brook.

  2. Well, if I had another book beyond my Shakespeare, I’d probably go with Goethe’s Faust, preferably Walter Kaufmann’s two-column edition. (Perhaps I could learn a bit of German while stranded.)

    I’d not heard of the Howard-Brook book, Gus, but it’s on my amazon.com wish list now. 🙂

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