Fortress Press

Academic Theology

  • 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

    Available June 7, 2022

  • Miracle in Isaiah: Divine Marvel and Prophetic World

    Miracle in Isaiah: Divine Marvel and Prophetic World

    John Goldingay (Author)

    Isaiah is a miracle. Divine wonder can be found in its testimonies to God's communication with people, in reminders of God's acts long ago, in reports of God's acts of rescue of his people, in God's promised acts of restoration in the future, and in God's extraordinary acts toward other peoples. The extraordinary binds the prophecy together.

    $24.00

    Available March 15, 2022

  • Untimely Christianity: Hearing the Bible in a Secular Age

    Untimely Christianity: Hearing the Bible in a Secular Age

    Michael Edwards (Author), John Marson Dunaway (Translator), Alister E. McGrath (Foreword by)

    In Untimely Christianity, acclaimed poet and literary scholar Michael Edwards calls for a countercultural Christianity that recovers the Bible's radical otherness and renews our attention to its message. Rich in theology, philosophy, poetry, biblical interpretation, and cultural criticism, the book calls readers to encounter the Bible anew.

    $28.00

    Available February 22, 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

    Available March 29, 2022

  • Free in Deed: The Heart of Lutheran Ethics

    Free in Deed: The Heart of Lutheran Ethics

    Craig L. Nessan (Author)

    Free in Deed provides an imaginative and succinct introduction to Lutheran ethics, which the author contends is, finally, neighbor ethics. The gospel of Jesus Christ sets us free to serve neighbors--including all creation--and their well-being. This Lutheran framework provides a distinctive approach for navigating social issues in tumultuous times.

    $24.00

  • Return from a Distant Country

    Return from a Distant Country

    Alister E. McGrath (Author)

    The work is a summary of Alister McGrath's vision of Christian theology, focusing on the distinct role of historical theology, the importance of engaging the relation of science and faith, the need for theologians to participate in major public debates, and the significance of theological education.

    $12.75

  • The Primacy of Love

    The Primacy of Love

    Ilia Delio (Author)

    In an age of anxiety where reason is deified, what is the role of love? From the cosmological to the theological dimensions of existence, love is the irresistible force of attraction to the heart of God. The book is divided based on a metaphysics of love: we are born out of divine love, exist in love, and are oriented toward love.

    $12.75

  • 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

    Available April 19, 2022

  • Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women

    Invisible: Theology and the Experience of Asian American Women

    Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Author)

    In Invisible, Grace Ji-Sun Kim examines encounters with racism, sexism, and xenophobia as she works toward ending Asian American women's invisibility. Speaking with the weight of her personal narrative, she proclaims that the histories, experiences, and voices of Asian American women must be rescued from obscurity. Speaking with the weight of a theologian, she powerfully paves the way for a theology of visibility that honors the voice and identity of these women.

    $28.00

  • The Corner of Fourth and Nondual

    The Corner of Fourth and Nondual

    Cynthia Bourgeault (Author)

    Cynthia Bourgeault describes the foundations of her theology: a cosmological seeing with the eye of the heart, Benedictine daily rule informed by wisdom from the Asian traditions. She explains the influence of philosophers built on the cornerstones of the Incarnation and the Paschal Mystery, tied by the Trinity as a cosmogonic principle.

    $12.75

  • Letters to a Young Theologian

    Letters to a Young Theologian

    Henco van der Westhuizen (Editor)

    In this volume, Van der Westhuizen has assembled an outstanding and diverse array of theologians who offer their wisdom and reflection on what it means to be a theologian. Each contributor's brief letter considering the vocation is as unique as its author. Together the letters form a rich symphony on the art and craft of being a theologian.

    $19.00

    Available February 22, 2022

  • Spectres of God

    Spectres of God

    Rachel Mann (Author)

    Rachel Mann explains how in our encounters with "the spectres of God," one can have peace with limitation, precariousness, and lack of certainty and still find in divine fragility the hope of the world. Drawing on her experience, Mann explores how God invites us to live in a three-dimensional mystery that subverts the depressing realities of life.

    $12.75

    Available February 22, 2022

  • A New Climate for Christology: Kenosis, Climate Change, and Befriending Nature

    A New Climate for Christology: Kenosis, Climate Change, and Befriending Nature

    Sallie McFague (Author)

    For decades, Sallie McFague lent her voice and theological imagination to advocating for the most important issues of our time. In this final book, finished before her death in 2019, McFague summarizes the work of a lifetime with a clear call to live in "such a way that all might flourish." The way, she argues, is the "kenotic interpretation of Christianity: the odd arrangement whereby in order to gain your life, you must lose it."

    $19.00

  • Satan and the Problem of Evil: From the Bible to the Early Church Fathers

    Satan and the Problem of Evil: From the Bible to the Early Church Fathers

    Archie T. Wright (Author), Loren T. Stuckenbruck (Foreword by)

    Accessibly written and comprehensive in scope, Satan and the Problem of Evil explores Satan's transformation from heavenly functionary to chief antagonist during the Second Temple and Early Church Periods and offers a definitive treatment of Satan's relationship to perennial questions of the problem of evil.

    $45.00

    Available February 15, 2022

  • Spirit Life

    Spirit Life

    Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Author)

    As an Asian-American theologian existing in multiple cultural spheres, Grace Ji-Sun Kim works to disseminate Asian words and religious symbols into mainstream discourse so that we can move toward a nondualistic theology that provides space for the marginalized and the subordinated, paving a path toward liberation and radical demarginalization.

    $12.75

    Available March 15, 2022

  • Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision: Faith, Folktales, and Feminism in Her Life and Literature

    Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision: Faith, Folktales, and Feminism in Her Life and Literature

    Nadra Nittle (Author)

    Toni Morrison's Spiritual Vision unpacks an oft-ignored but essential element of her work--her religion--and in so doing gives readers a deeper, richer understanding of her life and her writing. Nadra Nittle's wide-ranging, deep exploration of Morrison's oeuvre reveals the role of religion and spirituality in her life and literature.

    $24.00

  • Preaching the Headlines: Possibilities and Pitfalls

    Preaching the Headlines: Possibilities and Pitfalls

    Lisa L. Thompson (Author)

    Preaching the Headlines reframes preaching as an ongoing conversation between the modern world and the world of the biblical text. Preachers use what they know about life as a bridge to the text, while life in the text provides the bridge back to faith in the contemporary world. The goal of the book is to provide a process to aid preachers in doing theological reflection on the everyday world as an integral part of sermon development.

    $18.99

  • 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

    Available April 26, 2022

  • Forgiveness and Reparation, the Healing Journey

    Forgiveness and Reparation, the Healing Journey

    Mpho Tutu van Furth (Author)

    Reparations is an element in a process of atonement and restorative justice that sees the need for acknowledgment of the damage done to the enslaved and colonized, healing and restoration of the lost humanity of the perpetrators, and repair of the violated relationships between the human and ecological victims and the human perpetrators.

    $12.75

    Available March 15, 2022

  • There Is No God and Mary Is His Mother: Rediscovering Religionless Christianity

    There Is No God and Mary Is His Mother: Rediscovering Religionless Christianity

    Thomas Cathcart (Author)

    In this personal, witty, and timely book, New York Times bestselling author Thomas Cathcart takes readers on a journey into belief and unbelief and leads them through to "religionless Christianity." He shows that, even absent traditional theological formulas and doctrines, Christianity can be credible, meaningful, and practical.

    $19.00

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