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.
Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Revised and Expanded Fourth Edition
Since its initial publication, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible has established itself as the indispensable authoritative textbook and reference on the subject. In this thoroughly revised fourth edition, Emanuel Tov has incorporated the insights of the last ten years of scholarship.
Women Reformers of Early Modern Europe
Profiles, Texts, and Contexts
This volume provides an expansive view of women negotiating their faith, voice, and agency in the religious scene of the sixteenth-century Reformations. Biographical chapters are accompanied by "in her voice" text samples, images, theme articles, and recommended readings. Features the work of thirty-four international experts in the field.
Women and the Christian Story
A Global History
For most of its history, Christianity has told its stories from the perspective of men. Jennifer Hornyak Wojciechowski foregrounds the story of Christian women for a new era. Be they powerful or nameless, saintly or flawed, women across two millennia and six continents are allowed to speak fully to their part in the spread of a global faith.
Pilgrimage as Spiritual Practice
A Handbook for Teachers, Wayfarers, and Guides
This book provides a handbook of resources to aid the study and practice of pilgrimage for leaders and pilgrims. The first part of the book explores aspects of the pilgrimage phenomenon: philosophy, theology, anthropology, psychology, medieval literature, art history. The second part addresses specific pilgrimage experiences and contexts.
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.
Athena to Barbie
Bodies, Archetypes, and Women's Search for Self
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.
Faith, Vocation, and the Promise of America
In this timely book, the authors challenge readers--especially readers in Christian communities--to step up to the promise of an America that works for the good of everyone.
Part of that challenge is recognizing where America has failed, and the authors do not step back from that challenge. But a tone of hope prevails throughout as a compelling case is made that America's better angels can motivate us to create a just society.
Introducing Israel's Prophetic Writings
This textbook introduces the rise of prophecy in ancient Israel, possible ancient Near Eastern parallels, the messages of individual prophets, and the significance of the compositional and editorial history of the prophetic writings. The Prophets guides students into leading questions in contemporary scholarship and surveys different contemporary approaches to the messages of the prophets. This textbook includes numerous images, charts, and maps to enhance the experience of the students.