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  • Tao te Ching: Power for the Peaceful

    Tao te Ching: Power for the Peaceful

    Lao Tzu (Author), Marc Mullinax (Translator)

    Marc Mullinax's new translation combines a deep understanding of the Tao te Ching's context with a two-part application to contemporary life.

    Each of the eighty-one verses is joined by an array of quotes, poems, and stories. With quotes ranging from Emerson to Pink Floyd, the Tao's meaning comes alive in conversation with others.

    A brief reflection highlights the transformative power of Wu-Wei--"non-interfering action, perfectly timed," to bring joy and justice to the world.

    $16.99

  • How to Read Paul: A Brief Introduction to His Theology, Writings, and World

    How to Read Paul: A Brief Introduction to His Theology, Writings, and World

    Yung Suk Kim (Author)

    How to Read Paul provides an incisive, yet brief, examination of Paul as a writer and theologian steeped in the cultural, intellectual, and religious crossroads of the ancient world. Yung Suk Kim explores and explains Paul's key theological concepts and situates them in their proper cultural context. How to Read Paul is an ideal textbook for both undergraduate and seminary classrooms and a helpful guide for professors, clergy, and lay readers.

    $32.00

  • Liberating Luther: A Lutheran Theology from Latin America

    Liberating Luther: A Lutheran Theology from Latin America

    Vitor Westhelle (Author), Robert Butterfield (Translator)

    Until his untimely death, Vitor Westhelle's incisive scholarship shaped a generation. As a continuation of that legacy, presented here for the first time in English is a collection of Westhelle's Portuguese-language essays.

    In this collection, he addresses the most important issues of our day, including the cross and death, the ecological crisis, the ecumenical movement, the church's misuse of power, Luther's law-gospel dialectic, and the role of European theology in the conquest of the Americas.

    $29.00

  • Elements of Christian Thought: A Basic Course in Christianese

    Elements of Christian Thought: A Basic Course in Christianese

    Eugene F. Rogers Jr. (Author)

    In the spring of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted classrooms around the world, Eugene Rogers transcribed the lectures that make his Introduction to Christian Thought course justly famous.

    The result is an engaging introduction to the language--"Christianese"--that participants use to discuss God's activity in and for our world.

    From Anselm to Wyschogrod, Rogers introduces us to the most interesting speakers of Christianese, enabling us to take part in the living conversation.

    $24.99

    Available May 25, 2021

  • Is It Too Late?: A Theology of Ecology

    Is It Too Late?: A Theology of Ecology

    John B. Cobb Jr. (Author)

    Comprehensive in scope, non-technical in expression, and concise in length, Is It Too Late? provides the scholar and the student alike with a readable and compelling orientation to the philosophical and theological stakes of ecology. This Fortress edition includes a new preface in which Cobb reflects on the current situation, the specific promises and perils we now face, and how his own thinking on matters theological and ecological has evolved in the last half century.

    $24.00

  • Neighbor Love through Fearful Days: Finding Purpose and Meaning in a Time of Crisis

    Neighbor Love through Fearful Days: Finding Purpose and Meaning in a Time of Crisis

    Jason A. Mahn (Author)

    Neighbor Love through Fearful Days is a reflection on the Covid-19 pandemic, the accompanying economic collapse, a summer of climate chaos, and the pandemic of white supremacy, as well as on the calling to "serve thy neighbor" and work toward the common good. Jason A. Mahn's real-time reflections take on the reality of life during these pandemics alongside perennial questions about purpose, faith, and vocation.

    $19.99

    Available August 3, 2021

  • Resurrected to Eternal Life: On Dying and Rising

    Resurrected to Eternal Life: On Dying and Rising

    Jürgen Moltmann (Author), Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Translator)

    In this daring meditation, Jチrgen Moltmann interrogates dying, the nature of death, and the hope of eternal life. For Moltmann, the living soul that awakens to eternal life is not a ghost in a machine, but the Lebensgestalt, the shape and story of a life. Seasoned readers will find here a capstone to Moltmann's career of theological exploration, while those new to his thought will find a concise and elegant entry point into his work.

    $24.99

  • An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

    An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

    Johnson Thomaskutty (Editor)

    As the Asian context is the cradle of many of the world's religions, the New Testament writings should be interpreted and reinterpreted by accepting their pluriform religious and ideological aspects. Moreover, the existence of multiple Christian denominations demands a doctrinally and conceptually balanced interpretation of the Scriptures. This book will demonstrate inclusive biblical claims within multireligious and multidenominational contexts.

    $39.00

    Available November 2, 2021

  • Making Sense of the Sacred: The Meaning of World Religions

    Making Sense of the Sacred: The Meaning of World Religions

    James L. Rowell (Author)

    This work argues that there is a universal message that can be found in the study of religions. It offers a comprehensive examination of religions and their meaning, bound by the hope and affirmation that in some way they are universally connected. It affirms a universalism by wisdom, which contends that a moral and spiritual wisdom can be found in many of the world's religions.

    $34.00

    Available May 18, 2021

  • Luther's Outlaw God Volume 3: Sacraments and God's Attack on the Promise

    Luther's Outlaw God Volume 3: Sacraments and God's Attack on the Promise

    Steven D. Paulson (Author)

    In this third of three volumes addressing Luther's outlaw God, Steven D. Paulson invites readers to embark on the deepest, hardest, most glorious of all God's ways of hiding: God hiding a third time in the preached word or sacraments. Paulson's grasp of historical, theological, and hermeneutical scholarship is on full display in this volume, but always in service of proclamation of the gospel. Readers and proclaimers: prepare to be provoked, enlightened, and inspired.

    $34.00

  • The Bible: An Introduction, Third Edition

    The Bible: An Introduction, Third Edition

    Jerry L. Sumney (Author)

    Without presuming either prior knowledge of the Bible or a particular attitude toward it, Jerry L. Sumney uses straightforward language to lead the reader on an exploration of the Bible, showing how critical methods help readers understand the text and history. Filled with maps, charts, illustrations, and four-color photographs to enhance the student's experience with the text. This third edition offers a number of revisions and a new section on the deuterocanonical books.

    $59.00

  • Black Power and the American Myth: 50th Anniversary Edition

    Black Power and the American Myth: 50th Anniversary Edition

    C T Vivian (Author)

    C. T. Vivian asserts that the civil rights movement failed because it was built on certain myths about America:

    - the myth that Americans will do what is right as soon as they know what is right.

    - the myth that legislation leads to justice.

    - the myth that America is an open society where any minority group can advance.

    - the myth that an ethic of love forms the core of the American conscience.

    $21.95

  • Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community, Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

    Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community, Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

    Katie Geneva Cannon (Author)

    Over the years, Katie Cannon's students referred to her work in progress as "Katie's canon." Not only does this book represent the canon of Cannon's best work; the book itself directly addresses the issues of canon formation and canon reformation. Cannon canonizes a literary tradition and directly addresses both oppression and liberation of African American women. Now in an expanded 25th-anniversary edition, Katie's Canon still packs firepower.

    $29.00

    Available November 23, 2021

  • Who Rules the World: Divine Providence and the Existence of Evil

    Who Rules the World: Divine Providence and the Existence of Evil

    Hans Schwarz (Author)

    How is it possible to reconcile the manifest evil and pain in the world with the biblical promise of hope and redemption?

    To this question, Schwarz brings both pastoral sensitivity and scholarly acumen. Informed by decades in the classroom, Schwarz offers a sweeping survey across the broad span of Christian history.

    The book aims to help readers understand the broad sweep of human thought and make informed assessments of the issue for themselves.

    $29.00

  • The Spirit Shaped Church: A Spirit Ecclesiology in India

    The Spirit Shaped Church: A Spirit Ecclesiology in India

    Swarup Bår (Author)

    In The Spirit Shaped Church, Swarup Bar argues that the church is defined by its relationship with others. A relational church depends on porous borders, which means that, while a church has its distinctiveness, it ought to be open to negotiate relational engagements with the world around it. This sort of relationally distinct, permeable church is found to be possible through the leading of the Spirit and the work of Christ.

    $26.00

  • Systematic Theology, Volume 2:The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity: Processions and Persons

    Systematic Theology, Volume 2:The Doctrine of the Holy Trinity: Processions and Persons

    Katherine Sonderegger (Author)

    Katherine Sonderegger follows her monumental volume on the doctrine of God with this second volume of her Systematic Theology, which explores the doctrine of the Holy Trinity. In the One God, Trinity speaks of the life, movement, and self-offering of God, who is the eternal procession of goodness and light. The eternal descent of the Father of Lights is the offering who is Son, eternally received and hallowed in the one who is Spirit. This title is currently sold out. A reprint is at press but has been delayed. We currently expect books to arrive sometime the week of January 11.

    $49.00

  • Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption

    Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption

    Phillip K. Allen Jr. (Author)

    On December 10, 1953, tragedy struck when Nathaniel Allen was murdered on the Sampit River by his white employer. Allen's death was recorded as an accidental drowning, a deliberate cover-up of the bullet hole seen by more than one witness.

    Three generations later, Phil Allen Jr. revisits this harrowing story through interviews, difficult conversations, and deep theological reflection, naming racism for what it is and working to chart a path toward reconciliation.

    $24.00

  • A Nonviolent Theology of Love: Peacefully Confessing the Apostles Creed

    A Nonviolent Theology of Love: Peacefully Confessing the Apostles Creed

    Sharon L. Baker Putt (Author)

    Putt's book argues for a "systematic" theology of a nonviolent God. Chapters follow the structure of the Apostles' Creed--God, Trinity, the Person and Work of Jesus, Holy Spirit, Creation, Church, the Human Person, and the Last Days, making it an ideal teaching text. Each chapter lays out a brief summary of traditional beliefs and then explores these theological topics in light of a nonviolent, redemptive God.

    $26.00

  • Pilgrim Letters: Instruction in the Basic Teaching of Christ

    Pilgrim Letters: Instruction in the Basic Teaching of Christ

    Curtis W. Freeman (Author)

    In Pilgrim Letters, Curtis Freeman takes disciples on a contemporary journey into an ancient faith. The volume comprises a series of letters written by "Interpreter" to "Pilgrim" that provide "instruction in the basic teaching of Christ" for candidates preparing to be baptized. In these letters, Freeman lays the building blocks for the life of a disciple. He blends historic Christian teaching with illustrations from literature to form a guide to belief and practice.

    $22.00

  • The Colonized Apostle: Paul Through Postcolonial Eyes

    The Colonized Apostle: Paul Through Postcolonial Eyes

    Christopher D. Stanley (Editor)

    How did Roman imperial culture shape the environment in which Paul carried out his apostolate? How do the multiple legacies of modern colonialism and contemporary empire shape, illuminate, or obscure our readings of Paul's letters? In The Colonized Apostle, Christopher D. Stanley has gathered many of the foremost voices in postcolonial and empire-critical scholarship on Paul to provide a state-of-the-art guide to these questions.

    $35.00

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