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  • Christianity in Blue: How the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Theology Shape Progressive Identity

    Christianity in Blue: How the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Theology Shape Progressive Identity

    David A. Kaden (Author)

    Christianity in Blue shows how liberal values and progressive attitudes are the fruits of taking seriously both the Bible and Christian tradition. But rather than treating these sources as the final word, Kaden argues that they are places to start exploring how to be a Christian in the world. Christianity in Blue helps both progressive and conservative Christians better understand the importance of the Bible, theology, history, and philosophy for building a loving church for everyone.

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  • Where God Meets Man, 50th Anniversary Edition: Luther's Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel

    Where God Meets Man, 50th Anniversary Edition: Luther's Down-to-Earth Approach to the Gospel

    Gerhard O. Forde (Author), Bradley C. Jenson (Contributor)

    The fundamental theme of this book is the "down-to-earth" character of Luther's theology in the hope that it will help individual Christians today to be both faithful to God and true to their human and social responsibilities. This 50th Anniversary Edition includes a preface by Marianna Forde and a new study guide by Bradley C. Jenson, created to encourage new readings and conversations about Forde's influential take on Luther, theology, and the church.

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  • The Liberation of Method: The Ethics of Emancipatory Biblical Interpretation

    The Liberation of Method: The Ethics of Emancipatory Biblical Interpretation

    David Janzen (Author)

    The field of biblical studies has championed the historical-critical method as the only way to guarantee objective interpretation. But in recent decades, scholars have pursued hermeneutical approaches that provide interpretations useful for marginalized communities who see the Bible as a resource in their struggles against oppression. Such liberative strategies remain on the margins. The Liberation of Method argues that this marginality must end, and that liberative methods should become central to biblical studies.

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  • Exploring Islam: Theology and Spiritual Practice in America

    Exploring Islam: Theology and Spiritual Practice in America

    Salih Sayilgan (Author)

    Exploring Islam is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the foundations of the Islamic faith, including its history, theology, and spiritual practice. The book also deals with issues such as jihad, the status of women, and the various sectarian divisions in Islam. Most distinctive about this work is its analysis of the lived experience of Muslims in modern American life. Sayilgan offers readers a perspective that is scholarly, judicious, and engaging.

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  • Journeys of Asian Diaspora: Mapping Originations and Destinations

    Journeys of Asian Diaspora: Mapping Originations and Destinations

    Sam George (Author)

    This is a collection of essays by Asian-diaspora Christian scholars about their communities in different parts of the world. It paints a portrait of the widespread dispersion and establishment of distinctively Asian Christian communities in their places of settlement. The book makes a case about how migration of people has made Asian Christianity more global and how Asian-diaspora communities are playing a decisive role in transforming and advancing Christian faith in the twenty-first century.

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  • Naming Neoliberalism: Exposing the Spirit of Our Age

    Naming Neoliberalism: Exposing the Spirit of Our Age

    Rodney Clapp (Author)

    Neoliberalism is the spirit of our age. It consists of a panoply of cultural, political, and economic practices that set marketized competition at the center of social life. Though regnant, neoliberalism likes to hide. Naming Neoliberalism aims to expose the order to a wider range of readers--pastors, thoughtful laypersons, and students. It lays out what neoliberalism is, where it has come from, and how it can be confronted through and in the church.

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  • Paul on Identity: Theology as Politics

    Paul on Identity: Theology as Politics

    Troels Engberg-Pedersen (Author)

    One of the most important and controversial questions in biblical studies is how Paul's view of the fundamental Christ identity relates to other possible identities in the Greco-Roman world--like being a Jew or a non-Jew, a man or a woman, a master or a slave. Paul on Identity explores these issues and, in particular, how Paul's view informs his writing. Engberg-Pedersen keeps an eye on what we may or may not accept from Paul and concludes by showing Paul's direct relevance to identity politics.

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  • My Journey into a Peace Ethic

    My Journey into a Peace Ethic

    Scot McKnight (Author)

    Scot McKnight sketches a peace ethic that embodies the self-denial of Jesus to the point of the cross and then vindicated by God. Through God's grace and the indwelling Spirit, the participant in the way of Jesus is transformed. A peace ethic is a lived theology whose discerning witness transcends the specific principles and ideas of that theology.

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    Available April 5, 2022

  • Luther's Rome, Rome's Luther: How the City Shaped the Reformer

    Luther's Rome, Rome's Luther: How the City Shaped the Reformer

    Carl P. E. Springer (Author)

    This book offers a fresh reevaluation of Martin Luther's tempestuous relationship with Rome, the city he visited as a young Augustinian friar and never thereafter forgot. Luther's Rome, Rome's Luther will help readers see the ancient city, the long-lived empire, and the sacred home of the papacy from Luther's complicated perspective.

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  • A Widower's Lament: The Pious Meditations of Johann Christoph Oelhafen

    A Widower's Lament: The Pious Meditations of Johann Christoph Oelhafen

    Ronald K. Rittgers (Author)

    This book deals with Christian lament in the late Reformation by exploring the efforts of a talented yet little-known layman to cope with the death of his beloved wife. It provides full access to the remarkable work of private devotion that he authored to express his lament.

    A work of haunting candor and searching faith, The Pious Meditations furnishes insight into life in the past as well as resources for life in the present.

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  • Unmasking the African Ghost: Theology, Politics, and the Nightmare of Failed States

    Unmasking the African Ghost: Theology, Politics, and the Nightmare of Failed States

    Cyril Orji (Author)

    Africa is continuously redefining itself in the face of Eurocentrism, misery, and oppression. Unmasking the African Ghost is a theological exploration of why the political and economic systems of so many African countries have failed and a proposal for paths toward renewing the social order.

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    Available April 26, 2022

  • An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

    An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

    Johnson Thomaskutty (Editor), R.S. Sugirtharajah (Foreword by), Nijay K. Gupta (Preface by)

    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.

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    Available January 18, 2022

  • The Word within the Words

    The Word within the Words

    Malcolm Guite (Author)

    In The Word within the Words, Malcom Guite shows how his Christian faith informs and underpins his poetry and, in turn, how poetry itself and, more widely, the poetic imagination help him understand and interpret his faith. It is illustrated throughout with personal stories and poetry, both classics from the cannon and Guite's own poems.

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    Available January 18, 2022

  • The End of College: Religion and the Transformation of Higher Education in the 20th Century

    The End of College: Religion and the Transformation of Higher Education in the 20th Century

    Robert Wilson-Black (Author)

    The End of College chronicles the transformation of religion's role in higher education in the US during the first half of the twentieth century. This period witnessed an end to the religious college and its decidedly religious ends. In its place, the American university ushered in religion departments and religious studies, which sought to make a more complete democracy.

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  • The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God: On the Contingency and Legitimacy of Doctrine

    The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God: On the Contingency and Legitimacy of Doctrine

    Florian Klug (Author), Marcus Pound (Foreword by)

    The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God offers a theological account of the contingency of language and perception and of how acknowledging that contingency transforms the question of the development of doctrine. Klug argues that statements of faith cannot overcome contingency. Instead, the Catholic notion of receptive tradition is an attempt to cope rationally with the fragility of perception and language in humanity's orientation toward God.

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  • Return from a Distant Country

    Return from a Distant Country

    Alister E. McGrath (Author)

    The work is a summary of Alister McGrath's vision of Christian theology, focusing on the distinct role of historical theology, the importance of engaging the relation of science and faith, the need for theologians to participate in major public debates, and the significance of theological education.

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    Available January 4, 2022

  • 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.

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  • 20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America

    20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America

    Ryan P. Burge (Author)

    The way most people think about religion and politics is only loosely linked to empirical reality, argues Ryan P. Burge. In 20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America, Burge strives to be an impartial referee and to overcome these caustic misperceptions by using both rigorous data analysis and straightforward explanations.

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    Available March 1, 2022

  • The Corner of Fourth and Nondual

    The Corner of Fourth and Nondual

    Cynthia Bourgeault (Author)

    Cynthia Bourgeault describes the foundations of her theology: a cosmological seeing with the eye of the heart, Benedictine daily rule informed by wisdom from the Asian traditions. She explains the influence of philosophers built on the cornerstones of the Incarnation and the Paschal Mystery, tied by the Trinity as a cosmogonic principle.

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    Available January 11, 2022

  • Christian – Zen Dialogue: Sacred Stories as a Starting Point for Interfaith Dialogue

    Christian – Zen Dialogue: Sacred Stories as a Starting Point for Interfaith Dialogue

    Jijimon Alakkalam Joseph SVD (Author)

    Christian - Zen Dialogue aims to inspire and help Christian and Zen adherents, especially laity, to enter into meaningful interfaith dialogue using their own sacred stories. The book focuses on narratives of faith in both Christianity and Zen. Can these sacred stories--gospel stories of Jesus and Chan/Zen stories (Kōans)--be a starting point for dialogue between Christianity and Zen?

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