Fortress Press

Education

  • The Prophets: Introducing Israel's Prophetic Writings

    The Prophets: Introducing Israel's Prophetic Writings

    Stephen L. Cook (Author), John T. Strong (Author), Steven S. Tuell (Author)

    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.

    $49.00

  • Interconnections of Asian Diaspora: Mapping the Linkages and Discontinuities

    Interconnections of Asian Diaspora: Mapping the Linkages and Discontinuities

    Sam George (Author)

    This book paints a portrait of the widespread dispersion and establishment of distinctively Asian Christian communities in their places of settlement. The essays argue that migration has made Asian Christianity more global and explores how Asian-diaspora communities are playing a decisive role in transforming and advancing Christian faith.

    $26.00

  • The Promise of Not-Knowing: A New New Testament Reading

    The Promise of Not-Knowing: A New New Testament Reading

    David E. Fredrickson (Author)

    In The Promise of Not-Knowing, David Fredrickson challenges readers and interpreters of the New Testament to engage the text not simply for its usefulness or practicality, but rather to explore the text with a sense of mystery, expecting and hoping to have one's world shaken by the otherness that haunts the familiar.

    $34.00

  • 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.

    $19.00

  • Pilgrimage as Spiritual Practice: A Handbook for Teachers, Wayfarers, and Guides

    Pilgrimage as Spiritual Practice: A Handbook for Teachers, Wayfarers, and Guides

    Jeffrey Bloechl (Editor), André Brouillette (Editor)

    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.

    $24.00

    Available August 16, 2022

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Women Reformers of Early Modern Europe: Profiles, Texts, and Contexts

    Women Reformers of Early Modern Europe: Profiles, Texts, and Contexts

    Kirsi I. Stjerna (Editor)

    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.

    $45.00

    Available October 4, 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

  • Women and the Christian Story: A Global History

    Women and the Christian Story: A Global History

    Jennifer Hornyak Wojciechowski (Author)

    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.

    $39.00

    Available October 18, 2022

  • 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

  • A Brief Guide to Shia Islam: History, Belief, Practice

    A Brief Guide to Shia Islam: History, Belief, Practice

    Saba Fatima (Author)

    A Basic Guide to Shia Islam is an ideal resource for the curious either in a classroom setting or learning independently. Author Saba Fatima covers the breadth of the tradition in accessible prose, arranged in simple chapters, and with the benefit of years teaching the material in the classroom.

    $24.00

    Available November 8, 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

  • 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.

    $36.00

  • 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.

    $34.00

  • N: My Encounter with Racism and the Forbidden Word in an American Classic

    N: My Encounter with Racism and the Forbidden Word in an American Classic

    James Henry Harris (Author)

    This book is about a Black man's experience of reading Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for the first time while in graduate school. It captures the author's emotional struggle with Twain's use of the racial epithet more than two hundred times in the text. In these pages, Harris challenges his instructor and classmates and inspires readers to redress the long history of American racism and white supremacy bound up with the N word.

    $18.99

  • The Herods: Murder, Politics, and the Art of Succession

    The Herods: Murder, Politics, and the Art of Succession

    Bruce Chilton (Author)

    The Herods explores the Herodian rule from Herod the Great's father, Antipater, until the dynastic sunset with Bereniké, Herod's great-granddaughter, describing the theocratic aims that motivated Herod and his progeny, and the groups and factions within Judaism and Christianity that often defined themselves in opposition to the Herodian project.

    $27.00

  • Luke's Jesus: Between Incarnation and Crucifixion

    Luke's Jesus: Between Incarnation and Crucifixion

    Joseph Blenkinsopp (Author)

    In Luke's Jesus, Joseph Blenkinsopp provides a chronological reading of the Jesus of Luke's Gospel, beginning with Jesus's close relations with John the Baptist, turning upon Jesus's decision to leave Galilee and travel to Jerusalem, and extending to the narrative of Jesus's crucifixion, death, resurrection, and ascension. Blenkinsopp's study of Jesus focuses upon Jesus's humanity, his interaction with others, and his teaching on poverty and wealth. Blenkinsopp provides a fresh rendering of Luke's powerful and fascinating story, one that reveals a vivid portrait of Jesus.

    $22.00

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