Fortress Press

Academic Theology

  • Mother of the Lamb: The Story of a Global Icon

    Mother of the Lamb: The Story of a Global Icon

    Matthew J. Milliner (Author)

    Mother of the Lamb tells the remarkable story of a Byzantine icon: the Virgin of the Passion. Matthew Milliner traces the history, evolution, and theological significance of one of the most pervasive images of our time.

    $28.00

    Available October 4, 2022

  • Language for God: A Lutheran Perspective

    Language for God: A Lutheran Perspective

    Mary J. Streufert (Author)

    Language for God explores the ways language and images influence who we are and how we live. It declares the necessity of language and images for God that are expansive and inclusive of all genders. Lutheran perspectives are used as a compass to offer scriptural, theological, and historical insights to advance the reformation of Christian language.

    $26.00

  • Walking with Jesus in Strange Places

    Walking with Jesus in Strange Places

    John Swinton (Author)

    John Swinton's place of formation walking alongside people living with intellectual disabilities, mental health challenges, and dementia has gifted him the opportunity to ask questions that emerge from those who see the world differently. It shaped him as a theologian and raised questions of the nature of faithfulness, discipleship, and community.

    $12.75

  • Imagining Our Neighbors as Ourselves: How Art Shapes Empathy

    Imagining Our Neighbors as Ourselves: How Art Shapes Empathy

    Mary W. McCampbell (Author)

    In order to truly love and welcome others, we need to exercise our imaginations and see people more as God sees them instead of according to our own inadequate and ungracious labels. Mary McCampbell examines how narrative art expands our imaginations and, in so doing, emboldens our ability to love our neighbors as ourselves.

    $28.00

  • Personal Idealism

    Personal Idealism

    Keith Ward (Author)

    This book is a definitive account of Keith Ward's theology, based on the philosophy of personal idealism. It records his views about God, revelation, the kingdom of God, life after death, the incarnation, atonement, and the Trinity. It discusses the most central Christian doctrines, formed in the light of modern science and Idealist philosophy.

    $12.75

  • An Ecumenical Priesthood: The Spirit of God and the Structure of the Church

    An Ecumenical Priesthood: The Spirit of God and the Structure of the Church

    Karl Rahner (Author), Jakob Karl Rinderknecht (Editor & Translator)

    The question of whether Protestant ministers are validly ordained remains a barrier for ecumenical reconciliation between Roman Catholics and Protestants. In An Ecumenical Priesthood, Karl Rahner proposes that the nature of the church and the affirmation of the presence of grace among Protestants may open a door to renewal and healing.

    $28.00

    Available August 23, 2022

  • An Evolving God, An Evolving Purpose, An Evolving World

    An Evolving God, An Evolving Purpose, An Evolving World

    Joan Chittister (Author)

    Modernity must be able to absorb the notion of a cosmic and evolving God. The old notions of who is in charge, who is superior and whose theology is paramount is in a state of flux. Unless, or until, a new vision comes into play, directs our hearts, guides our business, underlies our technology, the world is not ready for the horizon of Newness.

    $12.75

  • Interrupting a Gendered, Violent Church

    Interrupting a Gendered, Violent Church

    Anna Mercedes (Author), Ashley John Moyse (Editor), Scott A. Kirkland (Editor)

    Working at the intersections of gender studies and Christian theology--particularly diverse feminist and queer theologies--this book points to the real ways churches foster violence around gender. This volume discusses this violent reality while also exploring church as a nexus for resistance to gender-based violence.

    $23.00

  • The Audacity of Peace

    The Audacity of Peace

    Scot McKnight (Author)

    Scot McKnight sketches a peace ethic that embodies the self-denial of Jesus to the point of the cross and then vindicated by God. Through God's grace and the indwelling Spirit, the participant in the way of Jesus is transformed. A peace ethic is a lived theology whose discerning witness transcends the specific principles and ideas of that theology.

    $12.75

  • Batman Is Jesus

    Batman Is Jesus

    Siku (Author)

    Artist-theologian Siku introduces the concept of Narrative Theology--and the specific subset of Graphic Theology--that informs his unique work and ministry. Through visual language, he demonstrates a contemporary method of engaging with the Bible that resonates with how the Hebrew sages and prophets of pre-antiquity read Scripture.

    $16.99

    Available August 2, 2022

  • Confessing and Believing: The Apostles’ Creed as Script for the Christian Life

    Confessing and Believing: The Apostles’ Creed as Script for the Christian Life

    Trevor Hart (Author)

    Confessing and Believing offers a faithful and compelling account of the Christian faith using the Apostles' Creed as a framework. In this book Trevor Hart helps readers, both within and outside the church, understand core Christian beliefs, and how these are related to one another and to the intellectual and cultural contexts of today.

    $28.00

    Available August 2, 2022

  • Terror and Triumph: The Nature of Black Religion, 20th Anniversary Edition

    Terror and Triumph: The Nature of Black Religion, 20th Anniversary Edition

    Anthony B. Pinn (Author)

    What is the heart and soul of African American religious life? Anthony Pinn searches out the basic structure of Black religion, tracing the Black religious spirit in its many historical manifestations. In this new edition, Pinn reflects on the argument and invites a panel of five scholars to examine what it means for current and future scholarship.

    $29.00

    Available July 26, 2022

  • Beyond Dalit Theology: Searching for New Frontiers

    Beyond Dalit Theology: Searching for New Frontiers

    Paulson Pulikottil (Author)

    This book is a critique of Dalit theology, with proposals for the future directions of a theology of social transformation in India. It explores new ways of doing Christology, pneumatology, and ecclesiology, and ultimately argues for the need of a new public theology in the changing religious-political contexts of India.

    $29.00

  • The Serendipity of Life's Encounters

    The Serendipity of Life's Encounters

    Ann Loades (Author)

    Reflecting on her path to becoming the first woman to be given a personal Chair at the University of Durham, professor emerita of divinity at the same, an honorary professor at the University of St. Andrews, and a CBE for "services to theology," Ann Loades introduces some of the key tenets of her theological thinking.

    $12.75

  • The Church in the Public: A Politics of Engagement for a Cruel and Indifferent Age

    The Church in the Public: A Politics of Engagement for a Cruel and Indifferent Age

    Ilsup Ahn (Author)

    The Church in the Public shows how church/state dualism has corrupted the church's social witness and allowed neoliberal and neocolonial ideas to assert control of public and political life. Ahn argues for a public church, one that collaborates and cooperates with other public actors and entities in the promotion of a just social order.

    $26.00

    Available August 9, 2022

  • Finding God in the Universe

    Finding God in the Universe

    Guy Consolmagno (Author)

    Finding God in the Universe is the reflection of a Jesuit brother and astronomer, the director of the Vatican Observatory. Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ, insists that both science and theology are done within a community of fellow seekers where we share the stories that teach us how to explore, and try to make sense of what we think we have found.

    $12.75

  • Binding the Ghost: Theology, Mystery, and the Transcendence of Literature

    Binding the Ghost: Theology, Mystery, and the Transcendence of Literature

    Ed Simon (Author)

    Binding the Ghost considers the theological depth, resonance, and mystery of the acts of reading and writing. Ed Simon presents a lyrical, incisive, and humane sacralization of reading and writing that takes into account the wonder, enchantment, and mystery of the very idea of poetry and fiction.

    $32.00

  • Unmasking the African Ghost: Theology, Politics, and the Nightmare of Failed States

    Unmasking the African Ghost: Theology, Politics, and the Nightmare of Failed States

    Cyril Orji (Author)

    Africa is continuously redefining itself in the face of Eurocentrism, misery, and oppression. Unmasking the African Ghost is a theological exploration of why the political and economic systems of so many African countries have failed and a proposal for paths toward renewing the social order.

    $39.00

  • Theology in the Capitalocene: Ecology, Identity, Class, and Solidarity

    Theology in the Capitalocene: Ecology, Identity, Class, and Solidarity

    Joerg Rieger (Author), Ashley John Moyse (Editor), Scott A. Kirkland (Editor)

    Joerg Rieger takes a new look at the things that cause the growing destruction and death of people and the planet. And yet, understanding is only a start. Solidarity and the willingness to work at the intersections--the triad of gender, race, class, and more--must mark the work of theology.

    $22.00

    Available August 30, 2022

  • Digital Communion: Marshall McLuhan's Spiritual Vision for a Virtual Age

    Digital Communion: Marshall McLuhan's Spiritual Vision for a Virtual Age

    Nick Ripatrazone (Author)

    Digital Communion explores the religious history of mass communication, focusing on Marshall McLuhan's vision of the electronic world as a place of potential spiritual exchange. McLuhan's Catholicism deeply informed his theory, which in turn reveals how we can cultivate a more spiritual vision of the internet.

    $26.99

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