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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...


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...


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...


Mediating Faith: Faith Formation in a Trans-media Era

by Clint Schnekloth & William H. Willimon Fortress Press (February 01, 2014)

The church struggles with media. Whether it is a denomination negotiating the 24 hour news cycle or a church evaluating how Facebook or online games are influencing the youth group, media is raising questions...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Wide Welcome: How the Unsettling Presence of Newcomers Can Save the Church

by Jessica Krey Duckworth Fortress Press (June 01, 2013)

While most churches offer ‘new member classes’ and genuinely seek to welcome visitors, too often the end result is a rush to assimilate the newcomer into formal membership and all of the invitations to participation...


Practicing Care in Rural Congregations and Communities

by Jeanne Hoeft & L. Shannon Jung Fortress Press (July 01, 2013)

Pastoral care in rural communities is different from care in other locales. Despite these differences, rural churches and communities also hold a particular wisdom from which the rest of the church might benefit....


The Imposing Preacher: Samuel DeWitt Proctor and Black Public Faith

by Adam L. Bond Fortress Press (June 01, 2013)

As a distinguished pastor, educator, and public servant, Samuel DeWitt Proctor made it his mission to serve American life by fighting racism. In The Imposing Preacher, Adam Bond shows how Proctor, as the product...


Abraham Our Father: Paul and the Ancestors in Postcolonial Africa

by Israel Kamudzandu Fortress Press (May 01, 2013)

“Father Abraham had many sons . . .” So goes the chorus that the Shona people learned from European missionaries as part of the broader experience of colonization that they share with other African peoples....


Theologians in Their Own Words

by Derek R. Nelson & Joshua M. Moritz Fortress Press (January 25, 2013)

Theologians in Their Own Words is a volume of 24 brief, straight-forward autobiographical statements from many of the most important theologians and scholars of religion of recent decades.

Each contributor sets...


Martin Luther's Basic Theological Writings

by Timothy F. Lull & William R. Russell Fortress Press (March 01, 2012)

Martin Luther’s Basic Theological Writings has become the gold standard for use in seminary and college environments. It not only offers all of Luther's most influential, noted, and important writings in the...


Moral Issues and Christian Responses

by Patricia Beattie Jung & L. Shannon Jung Fortress Press (September 01, 2012)

Previously published by Cengage/Wadsworth, this popular anthology for the study of Christian ethics has been a mainstay of undergraduate courses for nearly thirty years. Shannon and Patricia Jung provide an...


Ain't I a Womanist, Too?: Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought

by Monica A. Coleman Fortress Press (May 01, 2013)

Third wave womanism is a new movement within religious studies with deep roots in the tradition of womanist religious thought—while also departing from it in key ways.

After a helpful and orienting introduction,...


Eros and the Christ: Longing and Envy in Paul's Christology

by David E. Fredrickson Fortress Press (June 01, 2013)

The self-emptying of Christ (kenosis) in Philippians 2 has long been the focus of attention by Christian theologians and interpreters of Paul’s christology. David E. Fredrickson sheds dramatic new light on...


Redeeming Fear: A Constructive Theology for Living into Hope

by Jason C. Whitehead Fortress Press (June 01, 2013)

Fear is hardwired into our brains and is a common biblical theme. To be afraid and to act on that fear is to remember that something in life is worth living for. Whitehead helps readers find the roots of hope...


Who Is the Church?: An Ecclesiology for the Twenty-First Century

by Cheryl M. Peterson Fortress Press (May 01, 2013)

Many congregations today are beset by fears, whether over loss of members and money, or of irrelevancy in an increasingly pluralistic society. To counter this, many congregations focus on strategy and purpose—what...


The Theology of Martin Luther: A Critical Assessment

by Hans-Martin Barth & Linda M. Maloney Fortress Press (November 01, 2012)

Does Martin Luther have anything to say to us today? Nearly five-hundred years after the beginning of the Reformation, Hans-Martin Barth explores that question in this comprehensive and critical evaluation of...


Thinking Christ: Christology and Contemporary Critics

by Jane Barter Moulaison Fortress Press (May 01, 2012)

Twenty-first century theology often makes a virtue of deconstructing traditional claims about the person and work of Christ. Claims about the central significance of Jesus Christ appear to be oppressive, intolerant...


Clothing

by Michele Saracino & David H. Jensen Fortress Press (July 01, 2012)

Reinhold Niebuhr argued that one of the fundamental challenges to human existence is the anxiety caused by our desire to be perfect and godlike while knowing we are limited and mortal. This book explores how...


The Lutheran Confessions: History and Theology of The Book of Concord

by Charles P. Arand, Robert Kolb & James A. Nestingen Fortress Press (April 01, 2012)

In this important new volume, Arand, Kolb, and Nestingen bring the fruit of an entire generation of scholarship to bear on these documents, making it an essential and up-to-date class text. The Lutheran Confessions...


Proclamation and Celebration: Preaching on Christmas, Easter, and Other Festivals

by Susan K. Hedahl Fortress Press (January 01, 2012)

Preaching the Principal Festivals focuses homiletically on the six primary theological festivals of the church year, sometimes described as the principal festivals: Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension, Pentecost,...


Can Only One Religion Be True?: Paul Knitter and Harold Netland in Dialogue

by Robert B. Stewart Fortress Press (February 01, 2013)

This volume highlights points of agreement and disagreement on the subject of religious pluralism. The dialogue partners in the discussion are Paul F. Knitter, Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions,...


The Violence of Scripture: Overcoming the Old Testament's Troubling Legacy

by Eric A. Seibert Fortress Press (August 01, 2012)

No one can read far in the Hebrew Bible without encountering depictions of violence carried out by human beings, sometimes in the name of God, or indeed violence carried out or commanded by God–from Cain’s...


Onesimus Our Brother: Reading Religion, Race, and Culture in Philemon

by Matthew V. Johnson, James A. Noel & Demetrius K. Williams Fortress Press (July 01, 2012)

Noel and Johnson make the point that Philemon is as important a letter from an African-American perspective as Romans or Galatians have proven to be in Eurocentric interpretation. Here they gather critical essays...


Introduction to Christian Liturgy

by Frank C. Senn Fortress Press (July 01, 2012)

Designed as a general introduction to Christian liturgy, this book explores the meaning, history, and practice of worship in Eastern and Western, Catholic and Protestant traditions. Its chapters cover the theology...