Fortress Press: Texts that transform learning in undergraduate, seminary, and research settings
Fortress Press publishes a wide range of textbooks that support learning in educational settings. Our classroom offerings include engaging four-color introductory textbooks, overview texts on specific topics for secondary reading or upper-level courses, and reference volumes that lay a strong foundation.
Theology and Spiritual Practice in America
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.
Black Lives Matter to Jesus
The Salvation of Black Life and All Life in Luke and Acts
Black-skinned people were and are included in the family of God, demonstrating that all colors in the family of God have dignity. This view bolsters a Christian anti-racist agenda. This work attempts to undermine Christian racism that has deemed Black skin inherently problematic, showing that the destruction of racism is at the heart of the gospel of Jesus.
The Liberation of Method
The Ethics of Emancipatory Biblical Interpretation
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.