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Creativity as Sacrifice: Toward a Theological Model for Creativity in the Arts

by James M. Watkins Fortress Press (January 01, 2015)

Creativity as Sacrifice argues for a theological methodology in engaging the arts and puts forward a theological model for understanding human creativity in the light of Jesus’ sacrificial redemption. In interdisciplinary...


The Power and Vulnerability of Love: A Theological Anthropology

by Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo Fortress Press (February 01, 2015)

Gandolfo constructs a theological anthropology that begins with the condition of human vulnerability as a site to answer why human beings experience and inflict terrible suffering. This volume argues that vulnerability...


Pedagogies for Student-Centered Learning: Online and On-Gound

by Cari Crumly Fortress Press (November 01, 2014)

This book will help you to identify the difference between teacher-centered and student-centered learning and the various pedagogies commonly associated with each. This book will draw upon the research and experience...


Dominus Mortis: Martin Luther on the Incorruptibility of God in Christ

by David J. Luy Fortress Press (December 01, 2014)

Modern interpreters typically attach revolutionary significance to Luther’s Christology. This reading of Luther’s theology has sourced a long channel of speculative theology and philosophy. David J. Luy...


Preservation and Protest: Theological Foundations for an Eco-Eschatological Ethics

by Ryan Patrick McLaughlin Fortress Press (November 01, 2014)

Preservation and Protest proposes a novel taxonomy of four paradigms of nonhuman theological ethics by exploring the intersection of tensions between value terms and teleological terms. McLaughlin systematically...


Jürgen Moltmann: Collected Readings

by Jürgen Moltmann & Margaret Kohl Fortress Press (August 25, 2014)

Jurgen Moltmann's life and work have marked the history of theology after the Second World War in Europe and North America like no other. He is the most widely read, quoted, and translated theologian of our...


Luther on Faith and Love: Christ and the Law in the 1535 Galatians Commentary

by Sun-young Kim Fortress Press (October 01, 2014)

There has been a distinct tendency in modern scholarship to underestimate Luther’s teaching on love by overemphasizing his teaching on justification. Calling this tendency into question, this volume advances...


A Study Companion to Introduction to the History of Christianity

by Beth Wright Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

The Study Companion is a valuable additional resource for introductory courses in church history that use Tim Dowley’s popular Introduction to the History of Christianity. Packed with the essential primary...


Future of the Prophetic: Israel's Ancient Wisdom Re-presented

by Marc H. Ellis Fortress Press (May 01, 2014)

Future of the Prophetic argues that in the persistence of the prophetic, the legacy of the ancient Jewish world spread beyond the boundaries of the Jewish community and took root throughout the world. As a way...


Abraham in the Works of John Chrysostom

by Demetrios E. Tonias Fortress Press (March 01, 2014)

Demetrios Tonias’ Abraham in the Works of John Chrysostom is the first, comprehensive examination of John Chrysostom’s view of the patriarch Abraham. By analyzing the full range of references to Abraham...


4 Ezra and 2 Baruch: Translations, Introductions, and Notes

by Michael E. Stone & Matthias Henze Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

Fresh translations of early Jewish texts 4 Ezra and 2 Baruch, written in the decades after the Judean War, which saw Jerusalem conquered, the temple destroyed, and Judaism changed forever.

This handy volume makes...


Paul and the Faithfulness of God: Two Book Set

by N. T. Wright Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

This highly anticipated two-book fourth volume in N. T. Wright’s magisterial series, Christian Origins and the Question of God, is destined to become the standard reference point on the subject for all serious...


Give Me Children or I Shall Die: Children and Communal Survival in Biblical Literature

by Laurel W. Koefp-Taylor Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

In the subsistence agricultural social context of the Hebrew Bible, children were necessary for communal survival. In such an economy, children’s labor contributes to the family’s livelihood from a young...


Professional Sexual Ethics: A Holistic Ministry Approach

by Patricia Beattie Jung & Darryl W. Stephens Fortress Press (December 01, 2013)

Sexual health is an essential part of maintaining professional relationships in ministry. Focusing on implications for the practice of ministry, this book engages all dimensions of theological education and...


A Study Companion to Introduction to World Religions: Second Edition

by Beth Wright Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

The Study Companion is a valuable additional resource for introductory courses in world religions that use Christopher Partridge’s Introduction to World Religions, Second Edition. Thoroughly checked and updated...


By the Rivers of Babylon: Blueprint for a Church in Exile

by Robert P. Hoch Fortress Press (December 01, 2013)

The language of exile, focused with theological and biblical narratives and coupled with depictions of real-life exilic communities, can equip church leaders as agents in the creation of new communities.

Robert...


Preaching at the Crossroads: How the World - and Our Preaching - is Changing

by David J. Lose Fortress Press (December 01, 2013)

Postmodernism. Secularism. Pluralism. These are the words often used to describe the tumultuous changes that have affected our culture and our churches. But what do they really mean? More importantly, what challenges...


Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978-2013

by N. T. Wright Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

This companion volume to Paul and the Faithfulness of God and Paul and His Recent Interpreters brings together N.T. Wright's most important and influential articles on Paul over the last 35 years. This text...


Interpreting Bonhoeffer: Historical Perspectives, Emerging Issues

by Clifford J. Green & Guy C. Carter Fortress Press (October 01, 2013)

In the early twenty-first century, interest in the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer is increasing significantly. In this environment, how should we understand and interpret Bonhoeffer? Interpreting Bonhoeffer...


Social Science Commentary on the Deutero-Pauline Letters

by Bruce J. Malina & John J. Pilch Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

The Social-Science Commentary series pioneers an alternative commentary genre, providing in this volume the text of the deutero-Pauline letters and cultural notes on them. The Social-Science Commentary on the...


Roman Imperial Texts: A Sourcebook

by Mark Reasoner Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

A selection of the most important sources for the cultural and political context of the early Roman Empire and the New Testament writings, Roman Imperial Texts includes freshly translated public speeches, official...


Paul in the Grip of the Philosophers: The Apostle and Contemporary Continental Philosophy

by Peter Frick Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

One of the remarkable developments in the contemporary study of Paul is the dramatic interest in his thought amongst European philosophers. This collection of leading scholars makes accessible a discussion often...


Sallie McFague: Collected Readings

by Sallie McFague & David B. Lott Fortress Press (October 01, 2013)

Sallie McFague offers a lucid and powerful guide to theological thinking about God and the world, individual and community, humanity and nature, reality and metaphor, the sacramental and the prophetic, and the...


Embedded Grace: Christ, History, and the Reign of God in Schleiermacher's Dogmatics

by Kevin M. Vander Schel Fortress Press (November 01, 2013)

Scholars are now at work not only rethinking Schleiermacher’s relation to the modern and contemporary theological tradition, but re-examining the dogmatic intricacies and commitments within his texts. Situated...


What Is Christianity: An Introduction to the Christian Religion

by Gail Ramshaw Fortress Press (July 01, 2013)

Gail Ramshaw frames this new introduction to Christianity around the basic questions that students ask. Investigating Christianity as a lived experience, she opens each chapter with a voice from the field of...


Esther and the Politics of Negotiation: Public and Private Spaces and the Figure of the Female Royal Counselor

by Rebecca S. Hancock Fortress Press (September 01, 2013)

Was Esther unique—an anomaly in patriarchal society? Conventionally, scholars see ancient Israelite and Jewish women as excluded from the public world, their power concentrated instead in the domestic realm...


Judgment According to Works in Romans: The Meaning and Function of Divine Judgment in Paul's Most Important Letter

by Kevin W. McFadden Fortress Press (September 01, 2013)

Giving careful exegetical attention to Paul’s letter to the Romans, Kevin W. McFadden shows that Paul wrote the letter to remind Roman Christians of his gospel because of his vocation as apostle to the Gentiles....


Chosen Nations: Pursuit of the Kingdom of God and Its Influence on Democratic Values in Late Nineteenth-Century Britain and the United States

by Christina L. Littlefield Fortress Press (September 01, 2013)

At the heart of the biblical myth of chosenness is the idea that God has blessed a people to be a blessing to others. It is a mission of solemn responsibility. The six British and American thinkers examined...


Waiting and Being: Creation, Freedom, and Grace in Western Theology

by Joshua B. Davis Fortress Press (September 01, 2013)

Joshua B. Davis is assistant professor of systematic theology at The General Theological Seminary in New York. He earned a Ph.D. in theology at Vanderbilt University. Davis co-founded the Theology and Apocalyptic...


Theology in Transposition: A Constructive Appraisal of T.F. Torrance

by Myk Habets, Carey Baptist College Fortress Press (September 01, 2013)

T. F. Torrance was one of the most significant English-language theologians of the 20th century known extensively for his curatorship of the English translation of Barth’s Church Dogmatics but also for his...


Walter Wink: Collected Readings

by Walter Wink Fortress Press (September 01, 2013)

Walter Wink's writing has been described as brilliant, provocative, passionate, and innovative. His skills in critical scholarship were matched by an engaging and honest style that make his work a must read...


Christ and Analogy: The Christocentric Metaphysics of Hans Urs von Balthasar

by Junius Johnson Fortress Press (September 01, 2013)

As one of the pillars of the nouvelle theologie movement, a main influence upon the Second Vatican Council, and one of the few figures to complete a full-scale multi-volume systematics, Hans Urs von Balthasar...


Augustine on War and Military Service

by Phillip Wynn Fortress Press (September 24, 2013)

Did our modern understanding of just war originate with Augustine? In this sweeping reevaluation of the evidence, Phillip Wynn uncovers a nuanced story of Augustine’s thoughts on war and military service,...


Ethics: A Liberative Approach

by Miguel A. De La Torre Fortress Press (January 01, 2013)

This survey text for religious ethics and theological ethics courses explores how ethical concepts defined as liberationist, which initially was a Latin American Catholic phenomenon, is presently manifest around...


How to Think Theologically

by Howard W. Stone & James O. Duke Fortress Press (March 01, 2013)

For over fifteen years, How to Think Theologically has served as the ideal primer on the work of theology for students at all levels of study. Stone and Duke contend that theology is not an optional, esoteric...


Creator God, Evolving World

by Cynthia Crysdale & Neil Ormerod Fortress Press (January 01, 2013)

Cynthia Crysdale and Neil Ormerod present a robust theology of God in light of supposed tensions between Christian belief and evolutionary science. Those who pit faith in an almighty and unchanging God over...


Memory and Covenant: The Role of Israel's  and God's Memory in Sustaining the Deuteronomic and Priestly Covenants

by Barat Ellman Fortress Press (October 01, 2013)

Memory and Covenant applies new insights into the meaning and function of social memory to analyze the two major “religions” of the Pentateuch (D and P) and their relationship to one another. Both these...


Paul: Apostle to the Nations: An Introduction

by Walter F. Taylor Jr. Fortress Press (September 01, 2012)

Who was Paul; what did he do, what did he write? Walter F. Taylor sets out to bring together a wealth of contemporary perspectives in a clear and accessible synthesis, bringing to bear on his subject the best...


The Cry of Tamar: Violence against Women and the Church's Response

by Pamela Cooper-White Fortress Press (September 01, 2012)

In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar...


Irenaeus: Life, Scripture, and Legacy

by Sara Parvis & Paul Foster Fortress Press (September 01, 2012)

Champion of martyrs, scourge of heretics, erudite theologian, shrewd politician–no account of early Christianity is complete without careful consideration of Irenaeus of Lyons. Here a team of international...


History of New Testament Research: From C.H. Dodd to Hans Dieter Betz

by William Baird Fortress Press (February 01, 2013)

In this masterful volume—the culmination of his three-volume History of New Testament Research (vol. 1, From Deism to Tubingen, 1992;vol. 2, From Jonathan Edwards to Rudolf Bultmann, 2012)—William Baird...


Resurrection as Anti-Imperial Gospel: 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10 in Context

by Edward Pillar Fortress Press (August 01, 2013)

Presuming that the heart of Paul’s gospel announcement was the news that God had raised Jesus from the dead (as indicated in 1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10), Pillar explores the evidence in Paul’s letter and in...


Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch: Strategies of Ambiguity in Acts

by Sean D. Burke Fortress Press (August 01, 2013)

Were eunuchs more usually castrated guardians of the harem, as florid Orientalist portraits imagine them, or were they trusted court officials who may never have been castrated? Was the Ethiopian eunuch a Jew...


Divine Eloquence and Human Transformation: Rethinking Scripture and History through Gregory of Nazianzus and Hans Frei

by Ben Fulford Fortress Press (July 01, 2013)

Key to a theology of scripture are the important issues of history, consciousness, rhetoric, and how theology functions in relation to interpretation of Christianity’s religious texts. Seeking to address a...


We Are Who We Think We Were: Christian History and Christian Ethics

by Aaron D. Conley Fortress Press (August 01, 2013)

Conley calls into question the outdated historical methodologies in use in Christian social ethics and outlines the consequences stemming from them. By adopting the postmodern post-structuralist position of...


The Interpreting Angel Motif in Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature

by David P. Melvin Fortress Press (August 01, 2013)

Melvin traces the emergence and development of the motif of angelic interpretation of visions from late prophetic literature (Ezekiel 40–48; Zechariah 1–6) into early apocalyptic literature (1 Enoch 17–36;...


The Sign of the Gospel: Toward an Evangelical Doctrine of Infant Baptism after Karl Barth

by W. Travis McMaken Fortress Press (August 01, 2013)

The theology of the sacraments is one of the most contested parts in Barth’s theology, none more so than the doctrine of baptism. Barth’s proposals on baptism have generated intense conversation and disagreement,...


Ecumenical, Academic, Pastoral Work, 1931-1932: 1931-1934

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Anne Schmidt-Lange & Isabel Best Fortress Press (May 01, 2012)

Volume 11 in the sixteen-volume Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition, Ecumenical, Academic, and Pastoral Work: 1931—1932, provides a comprehensive translation of Bonhoeffer’s important writings from...


Christian Economic Ethics: History and Implications

by Daniel K. Finn Fortress Press (August 01, 2013)

What does the history of Christian views of economic life mean for economic life in the twenty-first century? Here Daniel Finn reviews the insights provided by a large number of texts, from the Bible and the...


The Courage of Faith: Martin Luther and the Theonomous Self

by Mary Gaebler Fortress Press (July 01, 2013)

Luther’s thinking about will and agency evolved over his lifetime. His anthropology became increasingly open, with a growing affirmation of the created order and a recognition of faith’s role in the transformation...