Fortress Press

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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.

    $12.75

  • Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women

    Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women

    Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Author)

    In Invisible, Grace Ji-Sun Kim examines encounters with racism, sexism, and xenophobia as she works toward ending Asian American women's invisibility. Speaking with the weight of her personal narrative, she proclaims that the histories, experiences, and voices of Asian American women must be rescued from obscurity. Speaking with the weight of a theologian, she powerfully paves the way for a theology of visibility that honors the voice and identity of these women.

    $28.00

  • 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.

    $22.00

  • New Testament Basics: A Guide for Reading and Interpreting the Text

    New Testament Basics: A Guide for Reading and Interpreting the Text

    Stefan Alkier (Author), David M. Moffitt (Author)

    New Testament Basics is a primer that encourages and empowers students to competently read and interpret the New Testament for themselves. The book identifies what the New Testament is (and is not) while helping students develop biblical literacy, as well as literary, canonical, historical, hermeneutical, and theological sensibilities.

    $45.00

    Available September 13, 2022

  • The Prophetic Lens: The Camera and Black Moral Agency from MLK to Darnella Frazier

    The Prophetic Lens: The Camera and Black Moral Agency from MLK to Darnella Frazier

    Phil Allen Jr. (Author)

    The Prophetic Lens takes an important look at the use of the video camera as an indispensable prophetic tool for the security of Black lives and greater possibility for racial justice. The book highlights both the prophetic potential of the camera and the context of Blackness as a liminal existence amid a context dominated by whiteness.

    $28.00

    Available September 13, 2022

  • A New Climate for Christology: Kenosis, Climate Change, and Befriending Nature

    A New Climate for Christology: Kenosis, Climate Change, and Befriending Nature

    Sallie McFague (Author)

    For decades, Sallie McFague lent her voice and theological imagination to advocating for the most important issues of our time. In this final book, finished before her death in 2019, McFague summarizes the work of a lifetime with a clear call to live in "such a way that all might flourish." The way, she argues, is the "kenotic interpretation of Christianity: the odd arrangement whereby in order to gain your life, you must lose it."

    $19.00

  • The Power of Equivocation: Complex Readers and Readings of the Hebrew Bible

    The Power of Equivocation: Complex Readers and Readings of the Hebrew Bible

    Amy Kalmanofsky (Author)

    The Power of Equivocation reveals the complexity inherent in biblical narratives, particularly those featuring female characters, and models a way of reading that enables critical-religious interpreters to straddle their dual identities and loyalties and read the Bible critically, generously, and honestly.

    $34.00

    Available September 20, 2022

  • 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

  • Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation. Thirtieth Anniversary Expanded Edition

    Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation. Thirtieth Anniversary Expanded Edition

    Cain Hope Felder (Editor)

    A hallmark of American Black religion is its distinctive use of the Bible in creating community, resisting oppression, and fomenting social change. Stony the Road We Trod accomplishes this--and much more. This expanded edition contains a new introduction and three new essays that underscore the historic importance of this book for a new generation.

    $32.00

  • Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision: Faith, Folktales, and Feminism in Her Life and Literature

    Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision: Faith, Folktales, and Feminism in Her Life and Literature

    Nadra Nittle (Author)

    Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision unpacks an oft-ignored but essential element of her work--her religion--and in so doing gives readers a deeper, richer understanding of her life and her writing. Nadra Nittle's wide-ranging, deep exploration of Morrison's oeuvre reveals the role of religion and spirituality in her life and literature.

    $24.00

  • Loving Creation: The Task of the Moral Life

    Loving Creation: The Task of the Moral Life

    Gary Chartier (Author)

    Gary Chartier offers an alternative to natural-law theories that disregard people's welfare and embrace impartiality. He envisions Christian love as focused on creation to enrich social practices and personal life. Loving Creation contributes to theological understanding, personal moral reflection, church practice, and participation in public life.

    $39.00

    Available September 27, 2022

  • The Kingdom Among Us: The Gospel According to Dallas Willard

    The Kingdom Among Us: The Gospel According to Dallas Willard

    Michael Stewart Robb (Author)

    The Kingdom Among Us presents a comprehensive account of Dallas Willard's theology. By examining Willard's writings and hundreds of hours of audio recordings, Michael Steward Robb both recovers and expands Willard's theological vision of the kingdom among us. Readers will encounter a complete picture of one of the giants of modern spirituality.

    $46.00

    Available September 27, 2022

  • Judges 1: A Commentary on Judges 1:1 – 10:5

    Judges 1: A Commentary on Judges 1:1 – 10:5

    Mark S. Smith (Author), Elizabeth M. Bloch-Smith (Author)

    This groundbreaking volume presents a new translation and detailed interpretation of the book of Judges, drawing on archaeology and iconography, textual versions, biblical parallels, and extrabiblical texts, as well as a thorough review of modern scholarship. Full literary and redactional analyses are included. Notably, archaeology is used to show how a story of the Iron II period employed visible ruins to narrate supposedly early events from the so-called "period of the Judges."

    $85.00

  • Irrevocable: The Name of God and the Unity of the Christian Bible

    Irrevocable: The Name of God and the Unity of the Christian Bible

    R. Kendall Soulen (Author)

    Irrevocable focuses attention upon a crucial but often misunderstood feature of the Bible--God's personal proper name. Author R. Kendall Soulen explores the implications of God's proper name for Christian faith and for Christianity's relationship to Judaism and Islam.

    $34.00

    Available October 4, 2022

  • Mother of the Lamb: The Story of a Global Icon

    Mother of the Lamb: The Story of a Global Icon

    Matthew J. Milliner (Author)

    Mother of the Lamb tells the remarkable story of a Byzantine icon: the Virgin of the Passion. Matthew Milliner traces the history, evolution, and theological significance of one of the most pervasive images of our time.

    $28.00

    Available October 4, 2022

  • Athena to Barbie: Bodies, Archetypes, and Women's Search for Self

    Athena to Barbie: Bodies, Archetypes, and Women's Search for Self

    J. Lenore Wright (Author)

    Athena to Barbie destabilizes a range of received social constructions of woman and expands the ways women conceive of themselves as female subjects. In the end, it inspires women's imagination about themselves, grounds that imagination in history by comparison, and empowers the lived lives of women. The book challenges the long-standing subordination of women and offers women fruitful, if still vexed, options to express female agency. It does all this in conversation with Christian tradition.

    $32.00

  • Black Hands, White House: Slave Labor and the Making of America

    Black Hands, White House: Slave Labor and the Making of America

    Renee K. Harrison (Author)

    The book bears witness to the role enslaved, Black-bodied people played in building the US, its physical and fiscal infrastructure, and the nation's capital, and calls for a substantial monument on the National Mall to affirm and document their contributions. This book will impact lives by adding significantly to the burgeoning and in-depth conversations on racial disparity, race relations, history-making, reparations, and monument erection and removal.

    $28.00

  • Storied Witness: The Theology of Black Women Preachers in 19th-Century America

    Storied Witness: The Theology of Black Women Preachers in 19th-Century America

    Kate Hanch (Author)

    Kate Hanch conducts a careful reading of these 19th-century Black women preachers' narratives and their texts, both written and spoken, to make explicit their theology. Storied Witness calls attention to the essential lived witness of Zilpha Elaw, Julia Foote, and Sojourner Truth.

    $28.00

    Available October 18, 2022

  • The Magi: Who They Were, How They’ve Been Remembered, and Why They Still Fascinate

    The Magi: Who They Were, How They’ve Been Remembered, and Why They Still Fascinate

    Eric Vanden Eykel (Author)

    The Magi examines the Magi story, its enrichments and expansions in apocryphal writing and early Christian preaching, its artistic expressions, and its modern legacy in writing and music. The book explores the fascination the Magi story elicits in both ancient and modern readers and what the legacy tells us about its storytellers--and ourselves.

    $28.00

    Available October 18, 2022

  • World Christianity and Interfaith Relations

    World Christianity and Interfaith Relations

    Richard F. Young (Volume Editor)

    World Christianity and Interfaith Relations makes the case that religion is not partitioned off from the secular in the Global South the way it is in the Global North. Rather, religion is deeply integrated into the lives of those in the Global South, even though "secularism" officially predominates.

    $34.00

    Available October 25, 2022

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