One of the wonderful things that is a sad rarity in reading theology is to find a theologian who is also an excellent writer. Sadly the greatest of theologians are often some of the worst writers you’ll ever read. I remember my glee in reading Alan Lewis’ wonderful book Between Cross and Resurrection because not only was it some of the best theology I had ever read, it was definitely the best theological writing I had yet encountered. David Bentley Hart’s The Beauty of the Infinite was another such joyous experience of great theology being wed to beautiful writing.
Other theologians I’d put in the good writers category would be Robert Jenson, Herbert McCabe, and Hans Urs von Balthasar. Where else have people read theologians whom they consider to be good writers? In what great theologians does true literary ability meet theological acumen?