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  • Fortress Introduction to the Gospels, Second Edition

    Fortress Introduction to the Gospels, Second Edition

    Mark Allan Powell (Author)

    In the second edition of this well-known textbook, Mark Allen Powell offers an accessible and trustworthy introduction to the contents, structure, and themes of the New Testament Gospels. Written as a basic introduction for Gospels courses at the undergraduate to early seminary level, Powell surveys the genre of the Gospels, their political, religious, and social worlds, and key methods of approaching early Christian texts. This second edition features a new chapter on the historical Jesus.

    $25.00

  • 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

    Available May 5, 2020

  • A History of Luther Seminary: 1869-2019

    A History of Luther Seminary: 1869-2019

    Mark Granquist (Author)

    Church historian and Luther faculty member Mark Granquist provides a new and comprehensive history of Luther Seminary just in time for the celebration of the institution's 150th anniversary (1869-2019). It also explores recent history, analyzes the challenges faced by the ELCA, and the major shifts in theological education in the early 21st century, and includes a gallery of photos chronicling Luther's history.

    $20.00

  • Atlas of the Biblical World

    Atlas of the Biblical World

    Mark Vitalis Hoffman (Author), Robert A. Mullins (Author)

    Based on the latest current scholarship, Atlas of the Biblical World features striking full-color maps and insightful commentary to make the ancient biblical world come alive. Sharp commentary that accompanies each map provides factual data, addresses questions of interpretation, and locates the biblical narrative in its wider historical and cultural context, making this particular atlas an ideal introduction for students of biblical studies.

    $24.00

  • Word of Life: Introducing Lutheran Hermeneutics

    Word of Life: Introducing Lutheran Hermeneutics

    Timothy J. Wengert (Author)

    Timothy J. Wengert explores the genesis of Lutheran biblical interpretation by tracing the early work and methods of Martin Luther and other Wittenberg exegetes. Their new approach led them to view Scripture in terms they called "law and gospel," to read and translate the Greek and Hebrew text, and to focus on a theology of the cross and justification by faith. Wengert then demonstrates how these approaches can used in preaching and teaching today.

    $29.00

  • Insights from Reading the Bible with the Poor

    Insights from Reading the Bible with the Poor

    Crystal L. Hall (Author)

    Insights from Reading the Bible with the Poor provides a spirited introduction to methodologies and strategies for reading the Bible ?from below.? Drawing on the lineage of various methods of reading the Bible with the poor, the book invites poverty and biblical study into dialogue with real-world organizing to seek justice for those most often treated as ?Other.?  For any reader interested in community organizing as well as students of the Bible.

    $29.00

  • Fortress Introduction to the Gospels

    Fortress Introduction to the Gospels

    Mark Allan Powell (Author)

    With clarity and verve, Mark Allan Powell describes the contents and structure of the Gospels, their distinctive characteristics, and their major themes. An...

    $23.00

  • How to Think Theologically: Third Edition

    How to Think Theologically: Third Edition

    Howard W. Stone (Author), James O. Duke (Author)

    This book equips readers for the vibrant work of making religious sense of concrete life situations.

    $19.00

  • Moral Formation and the Virtuous Life

    Moral Formation and the Virtuous Life

    Paul M. Blowers (Editor)

    In Moral Formation and the Virtuous Life, volume editor Paul M. Blowers has translated and gathered several key texts from early Christian sources to explore the broad themes of moral conscience and ethics. This volume is part of Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources, a series designed to present ancient Christian texts essential to an understanding of Christian theology, ecclesiology, and practice. The series aims to provide volumes that are relevant for a variety of courses.

    $24.00

  • Introduction to World Religions, Third Edition

    Introduction to World Religions, Third Edition

    Tim Dowley (Editor), Christopher Partridge (General Editor)

    Exploring the world's religions This leading textbook for world religion is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions....

    $69.00

  • Exploring the Life and Calling

    Exploring the Life and Calling

    Gary Black (Author)

    In this introductory volume for the Foundations for Learning series, Black asserts that while the primary subjects of seminary and professional church work training may dominate the interests of students, students must engage in the principal pursuit of understanding, then applying, Christian theology.

    $15.00

  • The Emergence of Buddhism: Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective

    The Emergence of Buddhism: Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective

    Jacob N. Kinnard (Author)

    This brief survey text tells the story of Buddhism as it unfolds through the narrative of the Brahmanical cosmology from which Buddhism emerged, the stories and...

    $28.00

  • Anatomy of the New Testament, 8th Edition

    Anatomy of the New Testament, 8th Edition

    C. Clifton Black (Author), D. Moody Smith (Author), Robert A. Spivey (Author)

    Anatomy of the New Testament is one of the most trust-worthy and enduring introductory textbooks of its kind. Its authors bring literary and historical approaches to the New Testament together, offering a comprehensive and accessible approach that appeals to students at all levels. This compact eighth edition has been designed for today's student, and is illustrated with engaging images, refreshed maps, and updated bibliographies that make the textbook enjoyable to read and easy to teach.

    $49.00

  • The Challenge of History: Readings in Modern Theology

    The Challenge of History: Readings in Modern Theology

    Christophe Chalamet (Editor)

    This volume, edited by Christophe Chalamet, traces the development of modern theology through key readings from over thirty-five theologians, from Erasmus to Pannenberg, whose writings relate to the birth of modern historical and critical exegesis and, more broadly, to the emergence, among theologians and biblical scholars, of a certain historical consciousness that characterizes vast segments of modernity. This volume is an ideal textbook for in-depth study of one of the most important topics in modern theology.

    $44.00

    Available April 7, 2019

  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Second Edition

    Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Second Edition

    John J. Collins (Author)

    John J. Collins' Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike. The second edition has been updated with the latest findings in biblical scholarship and is presented in a new and engaging format.

    $65.00

  • Exploring Practices of Ministry

    Exploring Practices of Ministry

    Pamela Cooper-White (Author), Michael Cooper-White (Author)

    The authors share their wisdom with seminarians and other readers seeking to deepen theological reflection and expand skills as ministry practitioners. This book is a companion journal for pilgrims on the way to becoming confident practitioners of ministry.

    $19.00

  • Thinking Theologically

    Thinking Theologically

    Eric D. Barreto (Editor)

    Thinking theologically is not just a cerebral matter; thinking theologically invokes an embodied set of practices and values that shape individuals and communities alike. In a collection of brief, readable essays, this edited volume?as part of the Foundations for Learning series?emphasizes the vital skills, practice, and values involved in thinking theologically.

    $14.00

  • Writing Theologically

    Writing Theologically

    Eric D. Barreto (Editor)

    In a collection of brief, readable essays, this volume emphasizes the vital skills, practices, and values involved in writing theologically. That is, how might students prepare themselves to communicate effectively, creatively, and beautifully, the insights they gather during their time in seminary?

    $14.00

  • A Brief Introduction to Judaism

    A Brief Introduction to Judaism

    Tim Dowley (Editor), Christopher Partridge (General Editor)

    This brief introduction to Judaism is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition.  With both nuance and balance, this text provides broad coverage...

    $19.00

  • A Short Introduction to World Religions

    A Short Introduction to World Religions

    Tim Dowley (Editor), Christopher Partridge (General Editor)

    This leading textbook for world religions is now available in a more concise version. Many of the features of Introduction to World Religions are retained...

    $49.00

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