2014 Year in Books

I’m always making lists. Below are the top 15 new books I read in 2014, with the caveat that a couple of titles published in late 2013 made it on as well. The numbering reflects roughly my sense of the book’s overall worth as determined by a number of idiosyncratic criteria, including whether or not I threw the volume across the room and/or allowed my 18-month-old to play with it.

  1. Fr. Erich Przywara, Analogia Entis (Eerdmans)
  2. John Rao, Removing the Blindfold: 19th Century Catholics and the Myth of Modern Freedom (Angelus Press) (revised edition)
  3. Treasure and Tradition: The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass (St. Augustine Academy Press)
  4. Fr. Robert Dodaro (editor), Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church (Ignatius)
  5. Michael Burleigh, Small Wars, Faraway Places (Viking)
  6. David Bentley Hart, The Experience of God (Yale)
  7. Pohle-Preuss Manual of Dogmatic Theology, Books 1 & 2 (Loreto) (reprint)
  8. Eric Posner, The Twilight of Human Rights Law (Oxford)
  9. Edward Feser, Scholastic Metaphysics: A Contemporary Introduction (Editiones Scholasticae)
  10. Fr. Bernard Wuellner, Dictionary of Scholastic Philosophy (Loreto) (reprint)
  11. Nicholas M. Healy, Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction (Eerdmans)
  12. Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard)
  13. Joseph Ratzinger, Collected Works: Theology of the Liturgy (Ignatius)
  14. Johannes Hoff, The Analogical Turn (Eerdmans)
  15. Richard Posner, Reflections on Judging (Harvard)