Fortress Press

Academic Theology

  • 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 U.S.A. is regrettably thin. The 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.

    $22.00

    Available October 10, 2023

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fortress Introduction to the Lutheran Confessions

    Fortress Introduction to the Lutheran Confessions

    Gunther Gassmann (Author), Scott Hendrix (Author)

    Despite their near-scriptural status, the Lutheran Confessions are not widely used in Lutheran circles, the authors believe, because presentation of them has...

    $29.00

  • The Prophetic Imagination: 40th Anniversary Edition

    The Prophetic Imagination: 40th Anniversary Edition

    Walter Brueggemann (Author), Davis Hankins (Foreword by)

    A classic text in biblical theology–still relevant for today and tomorrow. In this 40th anniversary edition of the classic text from one of the most...

    $21.00

  • Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being

    Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being

    M. Shawn Copeland (Author)

    Being human is neither abstract nor hypothetical. It is concrete,...

    $24.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • Theological Education at Finkenwalde: 1935-1937: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 14

    Theological Education at Finkenwalde: 1935-1937: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Volume 14

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author), H. Gaylon Barker (Editor), Mark Brocker (Editor), Douglas W. Stott (Translator)

    This volume includes bible studies, sermons, and lectures on homiletics, pastoral care, and catechesis, giving a moving and up-close portrait of the Confessing Church in these crucial years.

    $75.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ecospirituality: An Introduction

    Ecospirituality: An Introduction

    Rachel Wheeler (Author)

    Ecospirituality comprehensively introduces and lays the foundation for further individual growth in the burgeoning field of ecospirituality. This book is not only a foundation-laying tool for educators, but also a concise, thorough way for students and other individuals to gain a comprehensive understanding of ecospirituality and why it matters.

    $31.00

  • Duppy Conqueror

    Duppy Conqueror

    Robert Beckford (Author)

    This book contours Robert Beckford's recontextualization of African American Black and Womanist theologies of liberation. Making the Black British experience a point of departure, Beckford's theological method appropriates two distinct approaches to pursue a contextual theology or a Black theology dub.

    $12.75

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