Distilled from the blog, “A Theologian’s Library”.  The message is addressed to contributor Ben Davis.  Get it here: https://theologianslibrary.com/2015/11/21/an-email-from-david-bentley-hart/

You could buy these books from Amazon, in written or electronic format.  Buy local when you can, please. If Eighth Day Books has these, the link is included.

NOTE: Some of these books are plagued by Amazon’s “supply and demand” algorithm.  Some of these paperbacks are selling for over 600 dollars.  You money is best spent elsewhere.  If there is no link, that is why.  Check them out of a local library.  

Metaphysics:
Richard Taylor, Metaphysics(4th edition).Buy from Eighth Day Books. Buy from Amazon.

E. L. Mascall, He Who Is
E. L. Mascall. Existence and Analogy

W. Norris Clarke, The One and the Many. Buy from Amazon

Matthew Levering, Proofs of God.  Buy from Eighth Day Books  Buy from Amazon.

Theology (always start with the fathers):

Gregory of Nyssa, On the Making of Man Buy from Eighth Day Books  Buy from Amazon
Gregory of Nyssa, On the Soul and Resurrection.  Buy from Eighth Day BooksBuy from Amazon

Ps-Dionysius Complete Works, Buy from Eighth Day BooksBuy from Amazon

Cyril of Alexandria On the Unity of Christ.  Buy from Amazon.

Athanasius, On the Incarnation. Buy from Eighth Day Books.   Buy from Amazon.

St Isaac of Ninevah (especially the “Second Volume”)

Maximus the Confessor. Chapters on Love. Buy from Eighth Day Books.   Buy from Amazon
Maximus the Confessor. The Cosmic Mystery of Christ. Buy from Eighth Day Books   Buy from Amazon

Mediaeval and Early Modern Theology,

Symeon the New Theologian’s Mystical Discourses (or whatever it’s called in English), Buy from Eighth Day Books   Buy from Amazon

Bonaventure’s Journey of the Mind to God.   Buy from Eighth Day Books   Buy from Amazon

Nicholas of Cusa. Buy from Eighth Day Books   Buy from Amazon

Thomas Traherne. Centuries  Buy from Eighth Day Books   Buy from Amazon

George MacDonald’s Unspoken Sermons   Buy from Eighth Day Books   Buy from Amazon

Modern Theologians

Sergius Bulgakov. Bride of the Lamb,  Buy from Amazon

Hans Urs von Balthasar. Glory of the Lord.  (This is a seven volume set, available in various forms and from both 8th Day Books and Amazon.)

Vladimir Lossky’s Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church,  Buy from Eighth Day Books   Buy from Amazon

Alexander Schmemann’s For the Life of the World,  Buy from Eighth Day Books   Buy from Amazon

Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics part IV, (There are 5 volumes in this set.  14 total.)

Henri de Lubac’s Supernatural (currently being translated I believe, but if you read French go ahead),

Rowan Williams’ Resurrection (2nd edition).  Buy from Amazon

I hope this helps,
David

Me too, Kevin.