Welcome to Twentieth Century Religious Thought

Twentieth Century Religious Thought is a multivolume, cross-searchable online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to worldwide religious thinkers, from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century.

Volume I: Christianity includes the complete 17-volume German edition of Dietrich Bonhoeffer Werke (DBW) and 16 volumes of the English edition of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works Series (DBWE); an international selection of English-language editions of key authors such as Hans Urs von Baltasar, Rudolf Bultmann, James Cone, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Adolf von Harnack, Henri de Lubac, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Dorothee Sölle, and Ernst Troeltsch; and a selection of the papers of Reinhold Niebuhr.

Our latest release provides additional content by authors such as Pope Benedict XVI, Donald Bloesch, Leonardo Boff, Sergius Bulgakov, Helder Camara, Mary Daly, Ivone Gebara, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Bernard Lonergan, John Milbank, Mercy Amba Oduyoye, Jon Sobrino, and John Howard Yoder. Upon completion, it will include 150,000 pages of printed works and primary sources.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought supports research and teaching in comparative religion, theology, world religion, religion and law, and religion and politics, and serves as an important resource for courses and scholarship in social theory, feminist studies, philosophy, and world history. For those who own The Digital Karl Barth Library, the collection is fully cross-searchable.

An editorial board advises on the selection of materials. Experts currently include:

      Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, Christian studies professor at Georgetown University
      Rosemary Radford Ruether, professor of Feminist Theology at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University
      David L. Stubbs, professor of Ethics and Theology at Western Theological Seminary
      David Thomas, professor of Christianity and Islam/Nadir Dinshaw professor of Inter Religious Relations at University of Birmingham

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