James Alison, Living in the End Times: The last things re-imagined (SPCK, 1997) — recently reissued as Raising Abel.
Richard Bauckham and Trevor Hart, Hope Against Hope: Christian eschatology in contemporary context (DLT, 1999)
Stephen Holmes and Russell Rook, What are we Waiting For? Christian hope and contemporary culture (Paternoster, 2008)
Tom Wright, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking heaven, the resurrection, and the mission of the Church (SPCK, 2008)
J. Kameron Carter, Race: A Theological Account (OUP, 2008)
William Cavanaugh, Jeffrey Bailey, and Craig Hovey (eds.), Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology (Eerdmans, 2011)
William Cavanaugh and Peter Scott (eds.), Blackwell Companion to Political Theology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006)
Oliver O’Donovan, The Desire of the Nations: Rediscovering the roots of political theology (CUP, 1999)
Elizabeth Phillips, Political Theology: A guide for the perplexed (Bloomsbury, 2012)
Craig Hovey and Elizabeth Phillips (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Political Theology (Cambridge, 2015)
Theology and Popular Culture
Lloyd Baugh, Imaging the Divine: Jesus and Christ-figures in film (Sheed & Ward, 1997)
Heidi Campbell (ed.), Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds (Routledge, 2013)
Kelton Cobb, The Blackwell Guide to Theology and Popular Culture (Blackwell, 2005)
Craig Detweiler, Into the Dark: Seeing the sacred in the top films of the 21st century (Baker, 2008)
Timothy Gorringe, Furthering Humanity: A theology of culture (Ashgate, 2004)
D. Stephen Long, Theology and Culture: A guide to the discussion (Cascade, 2007)
Barnes Tatum, Jesus at the Movies: A guide to the first hundred years and beyond (Polebridge Press, 2013)
Kevin Vanhoozer, Charles Anderson, and Michael Sleasma (eds.), Everyday Theology: How to read cultural texts and interpret trends (Baker, 2007)
Among the various series of theological books, the following are among the most accessible:
Cambridge Companions (CUP), including collections of essays on black, Evangelical, feminist, liberation, Orthodox, political, post-modern, Reformation, and Reformed theology; ethics; doctrine; Science and Religion; the Trinity; and various individual theologians.
Guides for the Perplexed (Bloomsbury), including Pneumatology, Theological Anthropology, Creation, and The Church.
Cascade Companions (Wipf and Stock), including The Rule of Faith, Christianity and Politics, Theology and Culture, Richard Hooker, Theological Theodicy, Augustine’s Confessions, Bonaventure’s The Soul’s Journey into God, and the Theological Interpretation of Scripture.