From landmark titles that have shaped decades of thought to new titles that challenge the current consensus, the scholarly book program at Fortress Press is known for quality and relevance across a range of academic disciplines.
In the Hermeneia Jonah translation and commentary, Susan Niditch considers Jonah as a complex reflection upon the heavy matters of life and death, good and evil, and human and divine relations. Her technical study examines the text through the lens of international folklore, and special attention is paid to a legacy of interpretive scholarship.
Ethics for Tending the Dead
This volume develops robust, constructive, practical ethics of corpse care that address economic, environmental, and pastoral concerns for caring for the dead.
Jesus the Refugee
Ancient Injustice and Modern Solidarity
The book argues that the holy family has a limited set of legal options for protection, but under current law is unlikely to receive any. Along with the basics of modern refugee law and processes, Butner raises ethical challenges to the refugee system, indicting our moral failures and daring us to make amends.
So That All May Flourish
The Aims of Lutheran Higher Education
Intended as a primer, the book seeks to cultivate knowledge of Lutheran Higher Education that is both appreciative, critical, and constructive. Written by a veritable who's who of faculty and administrators, this volume is a must read for everyone concerned about the work being done on Lutheran campuses.
Constructing Mission History
Missionary Initiative and Indigenous Agency in the Making of World Christianity
Challenging other narratives of mission history, Skreslet offers a new speech-act theory approach to the modern roots of World Christianity that differentiates between what a missionary might intend to communicate and the effects of what has been said or actions taken both in the moment and over time.
The Community Rules from Qumran
The Community Rule is an important document to emerge from Qumran. For fifty years after its discovery scholars relied predominantly on the well-preserved Cave 1 copy. Since the early 1990s, ten additional copies have become available. This is the first commentary to treat all the manuscript and the first in English since A. R. C. Leaney's in 1966.
The Public Face of Christianity in China
This book examines Christianity in China by building a constructive theology for the distinctive realities of Chinese culture, society, and politics. It proposes Christian public responsibility to identify the moral problems in Chinese public life and proposes a public face of Christianity in China theologically and ethically.