Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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