Top Ten Greatest Theological Works in the Twentieth Century
September 8, 2010
The libertine heretical dissidents at Vox Puka, the pro-abort debate club, has put up a post on the top ten best theological works of the 20th century. It comes as no surprise that these are all weird gay sounding European names, or that they are all elitist intellectual types with far too much book learnin’ and not enough good old American common sense. And we all where which one Catholic teaching is based on! Come on, Jesus had no fancy liberal book learnin’ – him and his guys were just honest small business owners like carpenters and fisherman oppressed by big Roman government. If you open up one of those books, and you won’t understand a cottinpickin word. That’s the point, I think, they want you to be so impressed by how big their brains are, and to admire them. But if you do that, you will lose your faith, so no thanks, I’m steering clear of these European socialist pansies.
So I said, Dan, why don’t you come up with your own list? Why not! After all, I was born in 1896 and so remember the whole of the 20th century. So here y’all are, in no particular order:
1. The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism, by Michael Novak
– Novak lays it on the line, how Catholic teaching is based on free markets. Never been equalled.
2. The Road to Serfdom, by Friedrich Hayek.
– Yeah, I know he’s European, and I know it’s hard to follow, but it’s worth it. The supreme intellectual defense of freedom and everything that makes God and America so great.
3. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
– A moral fable about what happens with big government. Socialists need to repent now.
4. To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine, by Newt Gingrich
– America’s greatest living Catholic theologian applies his brain to the problems of our time.
5. Deliver Us from Evil: Defeating Terrorism, Despotism, and Liberalism, by Sean Hannity
– Bringing the mystery of the incarnation to life in modern America.
6. God And Man At Yale, by William F. Buckley Jr.
– A modern version of St. Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo.
7. Against the Grain: Christianity and Democracy, War and Peace, by George Weigel
– The greatest just war theologian since Augustine makes a compelling case.
8. Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack, by Marc Thiessen
– Second only to Weigel, Thiessen shows how America can be kept safe by applying just war theory to enemy combatants.
9. The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America, by Richard John Neuhaus
– Neuhaus shows how America is the ideal Catholic country, based on freedom.
10. America is the Real Catholic Church and Socialist Europe is Damned, by Daniel Tobias Pius McLockinload
– I don’t like to toot my horn here, but I’ve been looking for a publisher for this since 1949. It is my definitive work on why the American constitution has the status of a conciliar document, and why only the freedoms we have in America are really aligned with Catholic teaching. If any publisher is reading this, let me know.