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  • Tao te Ching: Power for the Peaceful

    Tao te Ching: Power for the Peaceful

    Lao Tzu (Author), Marc Mullinax (Translator)

    Marc Mullinax's new translation combines a deep understanding of the Tao te Ching's context with a two-part application to contemporary life.

    Each of the eighty-one verses is joined by an array of quotes, poems, and stories. With quotes ranging from Emerson to Pink Floyd, the Tao's meaning comes alive in conversation with others.

    A brief reflection highlights the transformative power of Wu-Wei--"non-interfering action, perfectly timed," to bring joy and justice to the world.

    $16.99

    Available April 6, 2021

  • Black Power and the American Myth: 50th Anniversary Edition

    Black Power and the American Myth: 50th Anniversary Edition

    C T Vivian (Author)

    C. T. Vivian asserts that the civil rights movement failed because it was built on certain myths about America:

    - the myth that Americans will do what is right as soon as they know what is right.

    - the myth that legislation leads to justice.

    - the myth that America is an open society where any minority group can advance.

    - the myth that an ethic of love forms the core of the American conscience.

    $21.95

  • Luther's Outlaw God Volume 3: Sacraments and God's Attack on the Promise

    Luther's Outlaw God Volume 3: Sacraments and God's Attack on the Promise

    Steven D. Paulson (Author)

    In this third of three volumes addressing Luther's outlaw God, Steven D. Paulson invites readers to embark on the deepest, hardest, most glorious of all God's ways of hiding: God hiding a third time in the preached word or sacraments. Paulson's grasp of historical, theological, and hermeneutical scholarship is on full display in this volume, but always in service of proclamation of the gospel. Readers and proclaimers: prepare to be provoked, enlightened, and inspired.

    $34.00

  • Black Suffering: Silent Pain, Hidden Hope

    Black Suffering: Silent Pain, Hidden Hope

    James H. Harris (Author)

    Black Suffering articulates suffering as an everyday reality of Black life and names suffering's many manifestations, both in history and in the present moment. Harris shows the practical impact of suffering upon church leaders as they seek to forge a path forward to address this troubling issue. Black Suffering is a call to consciousness, a work that begins a larger conversation for correcting the historical weight of suffering carried by Black people.

    $24.99

  • The Art of Living for A Technological Age

    The Art of Living for A Technological Age

    Ashley Moyse (Editor), Scott A. Kirkland (Editor)

    The Art of Living for A Technological Age sketches the crisis of our late modern age, where persons are enamored by the promises of progress and disciplined to form by the power of technology--the ontology of our age. Yet, it also offers a response, attending to those performative activities, educative and transformative social practices that might allow us to live humanly and bear witness to human being (becoming) for a technological age.

    $18.00

  • Who Rules the World: Divine Providence and the Existence of Evil

    Who Rules the World: Divine Providence and the Existence of Evil

    Hans Schwarz (Author)

    How is it possible to reconcile the manifest evil and pain in the world with the biblical promise of hope and redemption?

    To this question, Schwarz brings both pastoral sensitivity and scholarly acumen. Informed by decades in the classroom, Schwarz offers a sweeping survey across the broad span of Christian history.

    The book aims to help readers understand the broad sweep of human thought and make informed assessments of the issue for themselves.

    $29.00

    Available March 30, 2021

  • The Spirit Shaped Church: A Spirit Ecclesiology in India

    The Spirit Shaped Church: A Spirit Ecclesiology in India

    Swarup Bår (Author)

    In The Spirit Shaped Church, Swarup Bar argues that the church is defined by its relationship with others. A relational church depends on porous borders, which means that, while a church has its distinctiveness, it ought to be open to negotiate relational engagements with the world around it. This sort of relationally distinct, permeable church is found to be possible through the leading of the Spirit and the work of Christ.

    $26.00

  • Resurrected to Eternal Life: On Dying and Rising

    Resurrected to Eternal Life: On Dying and Rising

    Jürgen Moltmann (Author), Ellen Yutzy Glebe (Translator)

    In this daring meditation, Jチrgen Moltmann interrogates dying, the nature of death, and the hope of eternal life. For Moltmann, the living soul that awakens to eternal life is not a ghost in a machine, but the Lebensgestalt, the shape and story of a life. Seasoned readers will find here a capstone to Moltmann's career of theological exploration, while those new to his thought will find a concise and elegant entry point into his work.

    $24.99

    Available April 13, 2021

  • A Nonviolent Theology of Love: Peacefully Confessing the Apostles Creed

    A Nonviolent Theology of Love: Peacefully Confessing the Apostles Creed

    Sharon L. Baker Putt (Author)

    Putt's book argues for a "systematic" theology of a nonviolent God. Chapters follow the structure of the Apostles' Creed--God, Trinity, the Person and Work of Jesus, Holy Spirit, Creation, Church, the Human Person, and the Last Days, making it an ideal teaching text. Each chapter lays out a brief summary of traditional beliefs and then explores these theological topics in light of a nonviolent, redemptive God.

    $26.00

  • The Colonized Apostle: Paul Through Postcolonial Eyes

    The Colonized Apostle: Paul Through Postcolonial Eyes

    Christopher D. Stanley (Editor)

    How did Roman imperial culture shape the environment in which Paul carried out his apostolate? How do the multiple legacies of modern colonialism and contemporary empire shape, illuminate, or obscure our readings of Paul's letters? In The Colonized Apostle, Christopher D. Stanley has gathered many of the foremost voices in postcolonial and empire-critical scholarship on Paul to provide a state-of-the-art guide to these questions.

    $35.00

    Available March 2, 2021

  • Faith-Based Health Justice: Transforming Agendas of Faith Communities

    Faith-Based Health Justice: Transforming Agendas of Faith Communities

    In Faith-Based Health Justice, scholars mine critical insights into the promotion of health justice across Christian and Islamic faith traditions and beyond. Contributors consider what health justice might mean today, if developed in accordance with faith traditions whose commandment to care for the poor, ill, and marginalized lies at the core of their theology. And what kind of transformation would be needed in the face of the health justice challenges today?

    $34.00

  • Pilgrim Letters: Instruction in the Basic Teaching of Christ

    Pilgrim Letters: Instruction in the Basic Teaching of Christ

    Curtis W. Freeman (Author)

    In Pilgrim Letters, Curtis Freeman takes disciples on a contemporary journey into an ancient faith. The volume comprises a series of letters written by "Interpreter" to "Pilgrim" that provide "instruction in the basic teaching of Christ" for candidates preparing to be baptized. In these letters, Freeman lays the building blocks for the life of a disciple. He blends historic Christian teaching with illustrations from literature to form a guide to belief and practice.

    $22.00

    Available March 9, 2021

  • Understanding World Christianity: Russia

    Understanding World Christianity: Russia

    Scott M. Kenworthy (Author), Alexander S. Agadjanian (Author), Dyron B. Daughrity (Series Editor)

    In a world where Christianity is growing everywhere but the West, the Understanding World Christianity series offers a fresh, readable orientation to Christianity around the world. Understanding World Christianity: Russia offers a compelling glimpse into the vibrant and complex picture of Christianity in the Russian context. It is ideal for students, mission leaders, and any others who wish to understand Christianity in the Russian context.

    $29.00

  • Stories from Global Lutheranism: A Historical Timeline

    Stories from Global Lutheranism: A Historical Timeline

    Martin J. Lohrmann (Author)

    In an engaging and accessible style, Matrtin J. Lohrmann introduces readers to fascinating glimpses of faith, courage, and love in action within the global Lutheran community that now numbers over 70 million members in churches worldwide. This growth matches the expansive view of the church universal that the Reformers held when they presented the Augsburg Confession in 1530.

    $29.00

  • World Christianity, Urbanization and Identity

    World Christianity, Urbanization and Identity

    Moses O. Biney (Volume Editor), Kenneth Ngwa (Volume Editor), Raimundo Barreto (Volume Editor)

    World Christianity, Urbanization and Identity argues that urban centers do not only offer places for persons to live, shop, and seek entertainment, but deeply shape people's ethics, behavior, sense of justice, and how they learn to become human. Given that religious participation and institutions are vital to individual and communal life, particularly in urban centers, this interdisciplinary volume provides insights into the interaction between urban change and religious formation in the word today.

    $34.00

  • The Bible: An Introduction, Third Edition

    The Bible: An Introduction, Third Edition

    Jerry L. Sumney (Author)

    Without presuming either prior knowledge of the Bible or a particular attitude toward it, Jerry L. Sumney uses straightforward language to lead the reader on an exploration of the Bible, showing how critical methods help readers understand the text and history. Filled with maps, charts, illustrations, and four-color photographs to enhance the student's experience with the text. This third edition offers a number of revisions and a new section on the deuterocanonical books.

    $59.00

  • The Politics of Faith: The Bible, Government, and Public Policy

    The Politics of Faith: The Bible, Government, and Public Policy

    Jerry L. Sumney (Author)

    The Politics of Faith speaks to Christians and others who seek to discuss the role of the Bible in their decisions about civic politics. This book will help readers talk about how a deeper understanding of Scripture can affect how one votes and the kinds of policies one supports. Each chapter ends with a set of questions for discussion that both review what is in the chapter and provoke discussion about faithful action.

    $16.99

  • Is It Too Late?: A Theology of Ecology

    Is It Too Late?: A Theology of Ecology

    John B. Cobb Jr. (Author)

    Comprehensive in scope, non-technical in expression, and concise in length, Is It Too Late? provides the scholar and the student alike with a readable and compelling orientation to the philosophical and theological stakes of ecology. This Fortress edition includes a new preface in which Cobb reflects on the current situation, the specific promises and perils we now face, and how his own thinking on matters theological and ecological has evolved in the last half century.

    $24.00

    Available April 20, 2021

  • They Are Us, Second Edition: Lutherans and Immigration

    They Are Us, Second Edition: Lutherans and Immigration

    Stephen P. Bouman (Author), Ralston Deffenbaugh (Author), Martin E. Marty (Foreword by)

    By virtue of Lutheranism's identity in America as an immigrant church, Lutherans are specially placed to help lead conversations about immigration in the United States today. They Are Us explores the biblical, historical, theological, and cultural foundations for Lutheran participation in an issue with important implications for this nation. Based on professional experience and grounded in Christian faith, the authors make the case for immigration reform and call the church to a mission of evangelical hospitality.

    $17.99

  • Liberating Luther: A Lutheran Theology from Latin America

    Liberating Luther: A Lutheran Theology from Latin America

    Vitor Westhelle (Author), Robert Butterfield (Translator)

    Until his untimely death, Vitor Westhelle's incisive scholarship shaped a generation. As a continuation of that legacy, presented here for the first time in English is a collection of Westhelle's Portuguese-language essays.

    In this collection, he addresses the most important issues of our day, including the cross and death, the ecological crisis, the ecumenical movement, the church's misuse of power, Luther's law-gospel dialectic, and the role of European theology in the conquest of the Americas.

    $29.00

    Available April 27, 2021

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