Fortress Press

Academic Theology

  • 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

  • Tribe: Why Do All Our Friends Look Just Like Us?

    Tribe: Why Do All Our Friends Look Just Like Us?

    Sandra M. Unger (Author)

    Tribe explores the issues of reciprocity in cross-race and cross-class relationships using stories, narrative, and sociological insights and perspectives derived from urban fieldwork and the author's own life. The volume examines the social and structural barriers to the formation of these kinds of relationships, as well as the transformations that can take place as these barriers are overcome.

    $24.00

  • 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

    Available February 16, 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

    Available February 2, 2021

  • Called into the Mission of God: A Missional Reading of Paul's Thessalonian Correspondence

    Called into the Mission of God: A Missional Reading of Paul's Thessalonian Correspondence

    Roji T. George (Author)

    Roji George argues that Paul's primary interest was neither doctrinal teaching nor the articulation of an anti-imperial discourse. Instead, he contends that amidst the many problems that faced the Thessalonian community--eschatological fears, ethical difficulties, and persecution from outside groups--Paul brought primarily a missional concern to impart ethical exhortation and eschatological teaching. The book will appeal to scholars, teachers, and students grappling with the message of Paul in his time and in ours.

    $29.00

    Available November 3, 2020

  • 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

    Available February 2, 2021

  • Systematic Theology: Volume 1, The Doctrine of God

    Systematic Theology: Volume 1, The Doctrine of God

    Katherine Sonderegger (Author)

    This powerful book begins from the treatise De Deo Uno and develops the dogma of the Trinity as an expression of Divine Unicity while analyzing creation, Christology, and ecclesiology.

    $49.00

  • Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption

    Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption

    Phillip K. Allen Jr. (Author)

    On December 6, 1953, tragedy struck when Nathan Allen was murdered on the Sampit River by his white employer. Allen's death was recorded as an accidental drowning, a deliberate cover-up of the bullet hole seen by more than one witness.

    Three generations later, Phil Allen Jr. revisits this harrowing story through interviews, difficult conversations, and deep theological reflection, naming racism for what it is and working to chart a path toward reconciliation.

    $24.00

    Available February 9, 2021

  • Preaching from the Old Testament

    Preaching from the Old Testament

    Walter Brueggemann (Author), Rolf A. Jacobson (Foreword by)

    Walter Brueggemann shows Christian preachers how to consider the faith witnessed in several Old Testament traditions and to help them discover rich and suggestive connections to our contemporary faith challenges. He claims that sustained engagement with the Old Testament is worth the effort for the preacher. This volume is part of the new Working Preacher Books series designed to provide timely and compelling books on biblical preaching. God uses good preaching to change lives.

    $18.99

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Ethics: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 6

    Ethics: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 6

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author), Clifford J. Green (Editor), Reinhard Krauss (Translator), Douglas W. Stott (Translator), Charles C. West (Translator)

    The crown jewel of Bonhoeffer's body of work, Ethics is the culmination of his theological and personal odyssey. Based on careful reconstruction of the...

    $39.00

  • Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology

    Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology

    Kathryn Tanner (Author)

    With simplicity and elegance, Tanner sketches a historically informed vision of the faith. Chapter 1 recovers strands of early Christian accounts of Jesus and...

    $19.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives

    Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives

    Francis Schüssler Fiorenza (Editor), John P. Galvin (Editor)

    Unique among contemporary resources, the landmark Systematic Theology and its distinguished contributors present the major areas or loci of Roman Catholic...

    $49.00

  • Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness

    Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying toward Wholeness

    Joseph Barndt (Author)

    Martin Luther King's observation that 11 a.m. on Sunday is the most segregated hour of the week remains all too true. Christians addressing racism in American...

    $20.00

  • Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being, Second Edition

    Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being, Second Edition

    M. Shawn Copeland (Author)

    M. Shawn Copeland demonstrates how black women's historical experience casts a completely different light on our theological ideas about being human. Copeland argues that race, embodiment, and relations of power reframe not only theological anthropology but also our notions of discipleship, church, Eucharist, and Christ. This new edition incorporates recent theological, philosophical, historical, political, and sociological scholarship; engages with current social movements like #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo; and presents a new chapter on the body.

    $26.00

    Available August 3, 2021

  • Elements of Christian Thought: A Basic Course in Christianese

    Elements of Christian Thought: A Basic Course in Christianese

    Eugene F. Rogers Jr. (Author)

    In the spring of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted classrooms around the world, Eugene Rogers transcribed the lectures that make his Introduction to Christian Thought course justly famous.

    The result is an engaging introduction to the language--"Christianese"--that participants use to discuss God's activity in and for our world.

    From Anselm to Wyschogrod, Rogers introduces us to the most interesting speakers of Christianese, enabling us to take part in the living conversation.

    $24.99

    Available May 25, 2021

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