Fortress Press

Academic Theology

  • 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 different light on our theological ideas about being human. This new edition incorporates recent theological, historical, and political scholarship; engages with current social movements like #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo; and presents a new chapter on the body.

    $26.00

  • Critical Faith: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters

    Critical Faith: What It Is, What It Isn't, and Why It Matters

    Joni Schwartz-Chaney (Author)

    Critical Faith insists that critical race theory is a tool to grapple with the thorny issue of race in both society and the church. Schwartz-Chaney argues that CRT can help Christians can move past mischaracterizations and caricatures toward a more nuanced view of race, racism, and the tools available to make progress in the church and in society.

    $28.00

    Available April 23, 2024

  • End Time Politics: From the Moral Majority to QAnon

    End Time Politics: From the Moral Majority to QAnon

    Keri L. Ladner (Author), Randall Balmer (Foreword by)

    End Time Politics shows how popular beliefs about God's impending judgment on the world--rooted in millenarian ideologies, Cold-War grandstanding, racial antipathy, and nuclear build-up--shaped an economic movement that led to white evangelicals' unflinching support of Donald Trump.

    $39.00

  • Erotic Defiance: Womanism, Freedom, and Resistance

    Erotic Defiance: Womanism, Freedom, and Resistance

    Courtney Bryant (Author)

    Erotic Defiance considers the sacred and transformative power of the flesh, investigating the ethical and theological dimensions of the erotic experiences of Black women and performances of Black womanhood. Bryant approaches the erotic as a divine energy that manifests love through the flesh and makes healing, resistance, and self-making possible.

    $29.00

  • Ruptured Bodies: A Theology of the Church Divided

    Ruptured Bodies: A Theology of the Church Divided

    Eugene R. Schlesinger (Author)

    Ruptured Bodies is a systematic theological account of the divided church. It argues that no ecclesiology can ignore division, because in doing so, it fails to describe the church that actually is. Such an understanding must integrate the reality of division, while refusing to blunt its sharp edge.

    $39.00

    Available May 28, 2024

  • Walking with Our Ancestors: Contemplation and Activism

    Walking with Our Ancestors: Contemplation and Activism

    Barbara A. Holmes (Author)

    Contemplation is a necessary step of activism. Barbara Holmes reveals that the justice movements in the twentieth century came from consistent contemplation practices of those seeking liberation. Through both contemplation and activism, our ancestors paved the way while showing us how to continue the fight for justice.

    $14.99

  • The Mystified Letter: How Medieval Theology Can Reenchant the Practice of Reading

    The Mystified Letter: How Medieval Theology Can Reenchant the Practice of Reading

    Craig Tichelkamp (Author)

    Reading has become a problem--not just of attention, comprehension, or illiteracy rates, but of politics, society, and religion. The Mystified Letter offers an alternative to this malaise: a theology of reading centered on mystical encounter. It retrieves medieval Christian reading culture to build a case for a mystical theology of literature.

    $34.00

  • Israel: A Christian Grammar

    Israel: A Christian Grammar

    Paul J. Griffiths (Author)

    Israel: A Christian Grammar proposes and defends the theses that the church and the synagogue together constitute Israel; that each is irrevocably promised intimacy with the same God; and that the synagogue should be understood by the church to be more intimate with that God than she is herself.

    $28.00

  • Bonhoeffer for the Church: An Introduction

    Bonhoeffer for the Church: An Introduction

    Matthew D. Kirkpatrick (Author)

    Bonhoeffer for the Church offers an accessible but comprehensive introduction to Bonhoeffer's life and thought for those in ministry or interested in understanding their life in community better. In making Bonhoeffer accessible for the church, Kirkpatrick also reveals Bonhoeffer's astonishing message to the church.

    $49.00

    Available April 9, 2024

  • Experiencing Gospel: The History and Creativity of Martin Luther's 1534 Bible Project

    Experiencing Gospel: The History and Creativity of Martin Luther's 1534 Bible Project

    Gordon A. Jensen (Author), Robert Kolb (Foreword by)

    Jensen's analysis of the 1534 Luther Bible uncovers a central truth of Luther's translation: his commitment to producing this object was founded in his desire that receiving the gospel might become a lived experience. Jensen demonstrates how the seven words and phrases Luther highlighted in his edition summarize his entire theological message.

    $34.00

  • Digital Homiletics: The Theology and Practice of Online Preaching

    Digital Homiletics: The Theology and Practice of Online Preaching

    Sunggu A. Yang (Author)

    Digital Homiletics demystifies the art of online preaching and helps readers understand both the why and the how of engaging listeners in digital formats. After laying a concise and accessible theological foundation, Yang shares ten methods for effective digital preaching. Readers will find concrete tips and advice for sharing God's word online.

    $19.99

    Available April 30, 2024

  • The Empathic God: A Clinical Theology of At-Onement

    The Empathic God: A Clinical Theology of At-Onement

    Frank Woggon (Author)

    In The Empathic God, Frank Woggon constructs a clinical theology of "at-onement." Woggon calls for a caring participation in God's ongoing work of salvation through a praxis of spiritual care. The book will help practitioners and students of spiritual care as well as clergy to critically reflect on where spiritual care practice and theology meet.

    $39.00

    Available May 7, 2024

  • bell hooks' Spiritual Vision: Buddhist, Christian, and Feminist

    bell hooks' Spiritual Vision: Buddhist, Christian, and Feminist

    Nadra Nittle (Author)

    Widely heralded as a leading feminist scholar, bell hooks also identified as a Buddhist Christian who believed that love was the antidote to oppression. In bell hooks' Spiritual Vision, Nadra Nittle traces the spirituality in hooks' writings. The book shows hooks as a feminist and a believer who knit together her political and spiritual practices.

    $24.00

  • Precious Precarity: A Spirituality of Borders

    Precious Precarity: A Spirituality of Borders

    Helen T. Boursier (Author)

    Precious Precarity is a spirituality of borders that embraces the challenges, differences, contrasts, unpredictability, vulnerability, and difficult choices that exist where the Global South meets the Global North.

    $36.00

    Available May 21, 2024

  • Walter Brueggemann's Prophetic Imagination: A Theological Biography

    Walter Brueggemann's Prophetic Imagination: A Theological Biography

    Conrad L. Kanagy (Author)

    Walter Brueggemann's The Prophetic Imagination emerged seemingly out of nowhere in 1978. Its appeal took even the author by surprise. But its message and relevance, and the enigmatic prophet from Missouri, were just what the American church needed. This book addresses the mystery of a prophetic breakthrough that remains relevant and necessary.

    $24.95

  • A Rumor of Black Lutherans: The Formation of Black Leadership in Early American Lutheranism

    A Rumor of Black Lutherans: The Formation of Black Leadership in Early American Lutheranism

    James R. Thomas (Author)

    The history of Lutheran engagement in the Black context in the US is regrettably thin. This book helps Lutherans in the United States, and other students of American history, assemble a complete account of the role of early American Lutherans in higher education among African Americans.

    $24.00

    Available May 28, 2024

  • Face to Face: Martin Luther's View of Reality

    Face to Face: Martin Luther's View of Reality

    Robert Kolb (Author)

    Kolb explores Luther's use of the Latin preposition coram - "face-to-face" - to demonstrate the foundational role of relationships in Luther's thought. For Luther, believers, fundamentally rooted in their relationship with the Creator of every person and thing, experience all of life's realities in relationship: with God, self, and others.

    $39.00

    Available May 28, 2024

  • Befriending the North Wind: Children, Moral Agency, and the Good Death

    Befriending the North Wind: Children, Moral Agency, and the Good Death

    Robyn Boeré (Author)

    Befriending the North Wind is about the moral lives of children and their agency in decisions about death. It examines the dimensions of human meaning children reveal and the new horizons they open to us. It asserts that children can die a good death and that they can and should have a voice in their end-of-life care.

    $29.00

  • Modern Chinese Theologies: Volume 2: Independent and Indigenous

    Modern Chinese Theologies: Volume 2: Independent and Indigenous

    Chloë Starr (Editor)

    From the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements in the mission-church landscape of the early twentieth century, to the Calvinist Reformed movement in the contemporary Protestant church, this volume presents a selection of new studies on the theology of the church in China, concentrating on independent and indigenous Chinese churches.

    $39.00

  • Everyday Wisdom: Interreligious Studies in a Pluralistic World

    Everyday Wisdom: Interreligious Studies in a Pluralistic World

    Hans Gustafson (Author)

    Everyday Wisdom is an introduction for lived religion, interreligious studies, and interfaith engagement and leadership. Tying together the aims and learning objectives of interreligious-studies courses, the book proposes a framework for interreligious studies and interfaith leadership, aiming to be a core text in undergraduate and graduate study.

    $45.00

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