Sunday, May 3, 2009

Books that deconstructed the monkey

I figure it would be a good idea to write a post listing some books that began the evolution of this blog as well as my thoughts and renaming it "Deconstructing the Monkey". When i started the blog the title i put up was "My Creed" (ala Jesus Creed; I'm a McKnight fan apparently) but it felt unoriginal. I think when we start something that happens. So, here is a list of books that effected my head and the ideas projected on this blog in no particular order:

There are other books, and to list them all down would take up a lot of space. So, i guess i should stop here for the moment.


Mason said...

Thanks for sharing this Tremonti.
Excellent list I must say. Quite a few of the books on your list would make it into my own list of most influential books as well, especially the writings by Wright, McKnight, and Hays.

Tremonti said...


Those three authors top my list as well, in fact all three have been the most influential in my thinking as well. If there were a post on the top three of my fave theologians they surely would make the cut. I noticed too that all three are NT scholars as well.


Anonymous said...

looks like our bookshelves are similar.

i would add the holy wild by mark buchanan and jesus with dirty feet by don everts.

Tremonti said...


i've been curious about Don evert's book especially the title you mentioned. But since you mentioned him, I might give him a try along with Mark Buchanan's one as well.

Hopeful Theo

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