Monday, September 24, 2012

One Hundred Great Anglican Books

I am compiling a list of "One Hundred Great Anglican Books." This is entirely for my own edification and amusement, although I hope it will provoke thoughtful discussion. Currently, the list skews heavily toward white, British, male 19th and 20th century writers, so I am seeking additional authors who are (1) women; (2) evangelicals; (3) from Australia, New Zealand, and the farther reaches of the Anglican Communion; (4) from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centures; (5) from the developing world. I welcome suggestions, however keep in mind that (1) this is completely subjective; and (2) I am the benevolent overlord and my decisions are absolute and final. That said, please send your suggestions to Thanks.

1 Lewis Bayly The Practice of Piety
2 Joseph Butler Analogy of Religion
3 Samuel Taylor Coleridge Aids to Reflection
4 Thomas Cranmer Book of Common Prayer (1662)
5 Samuel Crowther The Bible (Yoruba translation)
6 Joy Davidman Smoke on the Mountain
7 John Donne Collected Poems
8 John Stott & David Edwards Essentials
9 T.S. Eliot Four Quartets
10 Austin Farrer The Glass of Vision
11 Austin Farrer The Essential Sermons
12 Joseph Fletcher Situation Ethics
13 Charles Gore The Incarnation
14 George Herbert The Temple
15 Richard Holloway Leaving Alexandria
16 Richard Holloway Signs of Glory
17 Richard Hooker Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity
18 Susan Howatch Glittering Images
19 Susan Howatch Glamorous Powers
20 Susan Howatch Ultimate Prizes
21 Trevor Huddleston Naught for your Comfort
22 John Jewell Apology of the Church of England
23 Festo Kivengere I Love Idi Amin
24 William Law A Serious Call
25 Madeleine L'Engle Walking on Water
26 Madeleine L'Engle The Irrational Season
27 Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time
28 C.S. Lewis Mere Christianity
29 C.S. Lewis The Narnia Chronicles
30 C.S. Lewis The Screwtape Letters
31 C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce
32 John Macquarrie Principles of Christian Theology
33 E.L. Mascall Words and Images
34 E.L. Mascall The Importance of Being Human
35 Frederick Denison Maurice The Kingdom of Christ
36 Eric Milner-White My God, My Glory
37 Stephen Neill Anglicanism
38 Stephen Neill A History of Christian Missions
39 John Henry Newman Parochial and Plain Sermons
40 John Henry Newman Oxford University Sermons
41 John Newton Thoughts upon the Slave Trade
42 William Cowper & John Newton Olney Hymns
43 J.I. Packer Knowing God
44 J.B. Phillips The New Testament in Modern English
45 John Polkinghorne The Faith of a Physicist
46 John Polkinghorne The God of Hope and the End of the World
47 Michael Ramsey The Gospel and the Catholic Church
48 Charles Raven Creator Spirit
49 Charles Raven Science, Religion, and the Future
50 John A.T. Robinson Honest to God
51 Dorothy Sayers The Mind of the Maker
52 Colin Stephenson Merrily on High
53 John Stott Basic Christianity
54 Jeremy Taylor Holy Living and Holy Dying
55 John V. Taylor The Go-Between God
56 William Temple Readings in St. John's Gospel
57 Anthony Trollope The Barchester Chronicles
58 Desmond Tutu Hope and Suffering
59 Desmond Tutu No Future Without Forgiveness
60 Evelyn Underhill Mysticism
61 Evelyn Underhill Worship
62 Izaak Walton Walton's Lives
63 Charles Wesley Hymns and Sacred Poems
64 John Wesley Journal
65 William Wilberforce A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System
66 Harry Williams Some Day I'll Find You
67 Harry Williams True Wilderness
68 Rowan Williams A Ray of Darkness
69 Rowan Williams Tokens of Trust
70 N.T. Wright The New Testament and the People of God
71 N.T. Wright Jesus and the Victory of God
72 The Bible (Authorized Version)