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  • Walking with Jesus in Strange Places

    Walking with Jesus in Strange Places

    John Swinton (Author)

    John Swinton's place of formation walking alongside people living with intellectual disabilities, mental health challenges, and dementia has gifted him the opportunity to ask questions that emerge from those who see the world differently. It shaped him as a theologian and raised questions of the nature of faithfulness, discipleship, and community.

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    Available May 10, 2022

  • Shelter Theology: The Religious Lives of People without Homes

    Shelter Theology: The Religious Lives of People without Homes

    Susan J. Dunlap (Author)

    Shelter Theology offers insight into the worlds of the invisible: individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in extreme poverty. Based on over ten years of chaplaincy in a homeless shelter, Dunlap shares the nuanced theology of people in harsh circumstances and outlines how their beliefs and practices enable survival and resistance.

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  • The Myth of Christian Supremacy: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals

    The Myth of Christian Supremacy: Restoring Our Democratic Ideals

    Burton L. Mack (Author)

    The Myth of Christian Supremacy is the culmination of a lifelong scholarly inquiry into Christian history, religion as a social institution, and the role of myth in the history of religions. Mack shows that Christianity has been an ever-changing mythological engine of social formation, from Roman times to its distinct American expression today.

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    Available January 25, 2022

  • The Primacy of Love

    The Primacy of Love

    Ilia Delio (Author)

    In an age of anxiety where reason is deified, what is the role of love? From the cosmological to the theological dimensions of existence, love is the irresistible force of attraction to the heart of God. The book is divided based on a metaphysics of love: we are born out of divine love, exist in love, and are oriented toward love.

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    Available January 25, 2022

  • Understanding Friendship: On the Moral, Political, and Spiritual Meaning of Love

    Understanding Friendship: On the Moral, Political, and Spiritual Meaning of Love

    Gary Chartier (Author)

    Understanding Friendship illustrates friendship as an expression of Christian love that can enrich one's life and be socially, culturally, and politically significant. The book examines what friendship is, how its distinctive moral status can be supported by multiple approaches to Christian ethics, and its part in Christian spirituality.

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    Available February 1, 2022

  • Spirit Life

    Spirit Life

    Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Author)

    As an Asian-American theologian existing in multiple cultural spheres, Grace Ji-Sun Kim works to disseminate Asian words and religious symbols into mainstream discourse so that we can move toward a nondualistic theology that provides space for the marginalized and the subordinated, paving a path toward liberation and radical demarginalization.

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    Available February 1, 2022

  • The Perfect Being: Selections from the Classic Islamic Text

    The Perfect Being: Selections from the Classic Islamic Text

    Aziz O-Din Nasafi (Author), Amir Sabzevary (Translator)

    Translated for the first time from the original Persian into English, these selected treatises from the thirteenth-century work The Perfect Being provide a fascinating glimpse into Sufism. With a helpful introduction and explanatory notes, The Perfect Being is a valuable introduction to classic Islamic texts for spiritual seekers and students.

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  • Forgiveness and Reparation, the Healing Journey

    Forgiveness and Reparation, the Healing Journey

    Mpho Tutu van Furth (Author)

    Reparations is an element in a process of atonement and restorative justice that sees the need for acknowledgment of the damage done to the enslaved and colonized, healing and restoration of the lost humanity of the perpetrators, and repair of the violated relationships between the human and ecological victims and the human perpetrators.

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    Available February 8, 2022

  • Kwame Bediako: African Theology for a World Christianity

    Kwame Bediako: African Theology for a World Christianity

    Tim Hartman (Author)

    Ghanaian theologian Kwame Bediako presses all Christians to question their own theological commitments. He does so by rethinking Christian identity in light of cultural identity and the shortcomings of colonialism. Bediako's quest to be both African and Christian informs what it means to be Christian in a secularized Europe and North America.

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    Available February 15, 2022

  • Satan and the Problem of Evil: From the Bible to the Early Church Fathers

    Satan and the Problem of Evil: From the Bible to the Early Church Fathers

    Archie T. Wright (Author), Loren T. Stuckenbruck (Foreword by)

    Accessibly written and comprehensive in scope, Satan and the Problem of Evil explores Satan's transformation from heavenly functionary to chief antagonist during the Second Temple and Early Church Periods and offers a definitive treatment of Satan's relationship to perennial questions of the problem of evil.

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    Available February 15, 2022

  • Duppy Conqueror

    Duppy Conqueror

    Robert Beckford (Author)

    This book contours Robert Beckford's recontextualization of African American Black and Womanist theologies of liberation. Making the Black British experience a point of departure, Beckford's theological method appropriates two distinct approaches to pursue a contextual theology or a Black theology dub.

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    Available February 15, 2022

  • 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.

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  • Just Traveling: God, Leaving Home, and a Spirituality for the Road

    Just Traveling: God, Leaving Home, and a Spirituality for the Road

    Jaco J. Hamman (Author)

    Just Traveling celebrates moving at the speed of being present to one's experiences, bridging distance and difference through acts of care. Following the scriptural witness of God as the Earthroamer, the book explores the liminal qualities of traveling through six movements: anticipating, leaving, surrendering, meeting, caring, and returning. Whether leaving home serves our wanderlust and curiosity or has personal or spiritual purposes, when we travel, we explore a beautiful, yet complex and troubled world.

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  • Untimely Christianity: Hearing the Bible in a Secular Age

    Untimely Christianity: Hearing the Bible in a Secular Age

    Michael Edwards (Author), John Marson Dunaway (Translator), Alister E. McGrath (Foreword by)

    In Untimely Christianity, acclaimed poet and literary scholar Michael Edwards calls for a countercultural Christianity that recovers the Bible's radical otherness and renews our attention to its message. Rich in theology, philosophy, poetry, biblical interpretation, and cultural criticism, the book calls readers to encounter the Bible anew.

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    Available February 22, 2022

  • Letters to a Young Theologian

    Letters to a Young Theologian

    Henco van der Westhuizen (Editor)

    In this volume, Van der Westhuizen has assembled an outstanding and diverse array of theologians who offer their wisdom and reflection on what it means to be a theologian. Each contributor's brief letter considering the vocation is as unique as its author. Together the letters form a rich symphony on the art and craft of being a theologian.

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    Available February 22, 2022

  • Spectres of God

    Spectres of God

    Rachel Mann (Author)

    Rachel Mann explains how in our encounters with "the spectres of God," one can have peace with limitation, precariousness, and lack of certainty and still find in divine fragility the hope of the world. Drawing on her experience, Mann explores how God invites us to live in a three-dimensional mystery that subverts the depressing realities of life.

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    Available February 22, 2022

  • The Forgotten Luther III: Reclaiming a Vision of Global Community

    The Forgotten Luther III: Reclaiming a Vision of Global Community

    Conrad A. Braaten (Volume Editor), Ryan P. Cumming (Volume Editor)

    This book, the third in the Forgotten Luther series, invites congregations, with the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, to consider the shape of global mission in today's world. This study draws global implications from Luther's reforms and from the theology that shaped them. Accompanied by a discussion guide and videos of lectures and interviews, this book provides an excellent tool to help congregations engage the global mission of the church.

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  • One Life to Give: Martyrdom and the Making of the American Revolution

    One Life to Give: Martyrdom and the Making of the American Revolution

    John Fanestil (Author)

    One Life to Give explores the spiritual origins of the American Revolution: martyrdom. John Fanestil traces the deep history of the tradition of martyrdom from its classical and Christian origins to the onset of the Revolutionary War. Ultimately, he articulates how the tradition of American martyrdom animated countless personal commitments to American independence, and thereby to the war. Only by understanding the inextricable role played by martyrdom can we fully grasp the origins of the American Revolution.

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  • Gandhi's Truths in an Age of Fundamentalism and Nationalism

    Gandhi's Truths in an Age of Fundamentalism and Nationalism

    Sathianathan Clarke (Editor), Stephen Pickard (Editor), William Emilsen (Contributor), Anthony C. Hunt (Contributor), Peter Hooton (Contributor), Satendra Nandan (Contributor), Peter Walker (Contributor), Josiah Ulysses Young III (Contributor), Suka Joshua (Contributor)

    This book examines Gandhi's truths for an age of religious fundamentalism and illiberal nationalism that legitimizes violence and violation. Embedded in the political currents of our day, Gandhi's thought and practice present a religiously plural and inclusive nationalism that is rooted in a universal yet many-sided vision of religious truth.

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    Available March 8, 2022

  • Miracle in Isaiah: Divine Marvel and Prophetic World

    Miracle in Isaiah: Divine Marvel and Prophetic World

    John Goldingay (Author)

    Isaiah is a miracle. Divine wonder can be found in its testimonies to God's communication with people, in reminders of God's acts long ago, in reports of God's acts of rescue of his people, in God's promised acts of restoration in the future, and in God's extraordinary acts toward other peoples. The extraordinary binds the prophecy together.

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    Available March 15, 2022

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