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International Study Guides

Fortress Press is proud to have partnered with British publisher SPCK to bring added awareness and energy to the highly regarded International Study Guides series.

The vision of the series is simple: to highlight the scholarship, wisdom, and insight of scholars working in global contexts. The selection brought together here ranges widely across theology, Bible, and Christian history, but is held together by an accessible tone, brief length, and helpful insights for the student and scholar.

Praise for the series

“To be relevant to life, theology has to be contextual. The International Study Guides are a tremendous help to people. They broaden their concept of the mission of the Church and their Christian responsibility.”

René Padilla | Emeritus President of the Kairos Foundation and Director of Kairos Books

Titles in this series are now available! 


Margaret Baxter (Author)
Release date: July 1, 2015

The Formation of the Christian Scriptures is the second volume in a two-part introduction to the New Testament tracing the processes by which the various parts of the New Testament as we know it came to be written and put together, accepted as Scripture, and then translated.

Release date: July 1, 2015

Understanding and Using the Bible is an engaging and exciting introduction to biblical methods and practices of study, edited by two trusted teachers in collaboration with a diverse array of contributors.

Peniel Rajkumar (Editor)
Release date: July 1, 2015

In this exciting volume, Peniel Rajkumar has assembled the work of nearly twenty prominent Asian theologians, making their writings accessible to the introductory level student.

Release date: July 1, 2015

A Guide to Religious Thought and Practices devotes a chapter to each of the world religions, all but one of which are written by a member of that faith community. Readers thus gain insiders' views into the theology, spirituality, and religious practice of each faith.

Yon Gyong Kwon (Editor)
Release date: July 1, 2015

The book of Acts recounts the birth of the church and the ministry of the disciples. It is of critical importance in the New Testament, and in this helpful guide, the section-by-section commentary draws out the historical, theological, and pastoral significance of the biblical text.