Fortress Press

Academic World Religions

  • The Forgotten Luther III: Reclaiming a Vision of Global Community

    The Forgotten Luther III: Reclaiming a Vision of Global Community

    Conrad A. Braaten (Volume Editor), Ryan P. Cumming (Volume Editor)

    This book, the third in the Forgotten Luther series, invites congregations, with the help of five prominent church leaders and Luther scholars, to consider the shape of global mission in today's world. This study draws global implications from Luther's reforms and from the theology that shaped them. Accompanied by a discussion guide and videos of lectures and interviews, this book provides an excellent tool to help congregations engage the global mission of the church.

    $19.00

    Available August 3, 2021

  • Naming Neoliberalism: Exposing the Spirit of Our Age

    Naming Neoliberalism: Exposing the Spirit of Our Age

    Rodney Clapp (Author)

    Neoliberalism is the spirit of our age. It consists of a panoply of cultural, political, and economic practices that set marketized competition at the center of social life. Though regnant, neoliberalism likes to hide. Naming Neoliberalism aims to expose the order to a wider range of readers--pastors, thoughtful laypersons, and students. It lays out what neoliberalism is, where it has come from, and how it can be confronted through and in the church.

    $24.00

  • Neighbor Love through Fearful Days: Finding Purpose and Meaning in a Time of Crisis

    Neighbor Love through Fearful Days: Finding Purpose and Meaning in a Time of Crisis

    Jason A. Mahn (Author)

    Neighbor Love through Fearful Days is a reflection on the Covid-19 pandemic, the accompanying economic collapse, a summer of climate chaos, and the pandemic of white supremacy, as well as on the calling to "serve thy neighbor" and work toward the common good. Jason A. Mahn's real-time reflections take on the reality of life during these pandemics alongside perennial questions about purpose, faith, and vocation.

    $19.99

    Available August 3, 2021

  • Faithful Economics: 25 Short Insights

    Faithful Economics: 25 Short Insights

    Daniel K. Finn (Author)

    Careful moral reflection and action are important across all of modern life, but they are especially critical in matters of economics. Faithful Economics is the ideal guide for navigating this complex arena and coming to a deeper understanding of how our faith and our economic lives intersect. The book is organized in twenty-five short lessons, each of which illuminates the issues, explains the questions, and leaves the reader with clarity and understanding.

    $19.00

    Available August 3, 2021

  • The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC): Bearing Witness to the Gospel and the Reign of God in Asia

    The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC): Bearing Witness to the Gospel and the Reign of God in Asia

    Jonathan Y. Tan (Author)

    This book presents the theological contributions of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), a transnational body comprising fifteen Asian Catholic bishops' conferences as full members and ten associate members. The emphasis of the book is on the postcolonial dimensions of Asia and the challenges and implications of decolonization for shaping a postcolonial Asian church and way of doing theology.

    $29.00

    Available August 3, 2021

  • The End of College: Religion and the Transformation of Higher Education in the 20th Century

    The End of College: Religion and the Transformation of Higher Education in the 20th Century

    Robert Wilson-Black (Author)

    The End of College chronicles the transformation of religion's role in higher education in the US during the first half of the twentieth century. This period witnessed an end to the religious college and its decidedly religious ends. In its place, the American university ushered in religion departments and religious studies, which sought to make a more complete democracy.

    $32.00

    Available October 5, 2021

  • Christian – Zen Dialogue: Sacred Stories as a Starting Point for Interfaith Dialogue

    Christian – Zen Dialogue: Sacred Stories as a Starting Point for Interfaith Dialogue

    Jijimon Alakkalam Joseph SVD (Author)

    Christian - Zen Dialogue aims to inspire and help Christian and Zen adherents, especially laity, to enter into meaningful interfaith dialogue using their own sacred stories. The book focuses on narratives of faith in both Christianity and Zen. Can these sacred stories--gospel stories of Jesus and Chan/Zen stories (Kōans)--be a starting point for dialogue between Christianity and Zen?

    $29.00

    Available September 7, 2021

  • 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

    Available September 7, 2021

  • Journeys of Asian Diaspora: Mapping Originations and Destinations

    Journeys of Asian Diaspora: Mapping Originations and Destinations

    Sam George (Author)

    This is a collection of essays by Asian-diaspora Christian scholars about their communities in different parts of the world. It paints a portrait of the widespread dispersion and establishment of distinctively Asian Christian communities in their places of settlement. The book makes a case about how migration of people has made Asian Christianity more global and how Asian-diaspora communities are playing a decisive role in transforming and advancing Christian faith in the twenty-first century.

    $28.00

    Available October 19, 2021

  • Tao te Ching: Power for the Peaceful

    Tao te Ching: Power for the Peaceful

    Lao Tzu (Author), Marc Mullinax (Translator)

    Marc Mullinax's new translation combines a deep understanding of the Tao te Ching's context with a two-part application to contemporary life.

    Each of the eighty-one verses is joined by an array of quotes, poems, and stories. With quotes ranging from Emerson to Pink Floyd, the Tao's meaning comes alive in conversation with others.

    A brief reflection highlights the transformative power of Wu-Wei--"non-interfering action, perfectly timed," to bring joy and justice to the world.

    $16.99

  • Making Sense of the Sacred: The Meaning of World Religions

    Making Sense of the Sacred: The Meaning of World Religions

    James L. Rowell (Author)

    This work argues that there is a universal message that can be found in the study of religions. It offers a comprehensive examination of religions and their meaning, bound by the hope and affirmation that in some way they are universally connected. It affirms a universalism by wisdom, which contends that a moral and spiritual wisdom can be found in many of the world's religions.

    $34.00

  • Exploring Islam: Theology and Spiritual Practice in America

    Exploring Islam: Theology and Spiritual Practice in America

    Salih Sayilgan (Author)

    Exploring Islam is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the foundations of the Islamic faith, including its history, theology, and spiritual practice. The book also deals with issues such as jihad, the status of women, and the various sectarian divisions in Islam. Most distinctive about this work is its analysis of the lived experience of Muslims in modern American life. Sayilgan offers readers a perspective that is scholarly, judicious, and engaging.

    $36.00

    Available September 21, 2021

  • The Perfect Being: Selections from the Classic Islamic Text

    The Perfect Being: Selections from the Classic Islamic Text

    Aziz O-Din Nasafi (Author), Amir Sabzevary (Translator)

    Translated for the first time from the original Persian into English, these selected treatises from the thirteenth-century work The Perfect Being provide a fascinating glimpse into Sufism. With a helpful introduction and explanatory notes, The Perfect Being is a valuable introduction to classic Islamic texts for spiritual seekers and students.

    $24.00

    Available September 28, 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

  • 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

    Available October 5, 2021

  • World Christianity, Urbanization and Identity

    World Christianity, Urbanization and Identity

    Moses O. Biney (Volume Editor), Kenneth Ngwa (Volume Editor), Raimundo Barreto (Volume Editor)

    World Christianity, Urbanization and Identity argues that urban centers do not only offer places for persons to live, shop, and seek entertainment, but deeply shape people's ethics, behavior, sense of justice, and how they learn to become human. Given that religious participation and institutions are vital to individual and communal life, particularly in urban centers, this interdisciplinary volume provides insights into the interaction between urban change and religious formation in the word today.

    $34.00

  • An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

    An Asian Introduction to the New Testament

    Johnson Thomaskutty (Editor)

    As the Asian context is the cradle of many of the world's religions, the New Testament writings should be interpreted and reinterpreted by accepting their pluriform religious and ideological aspects. Moreover, the existence of multiple Christian denominations demands a doctrinally and conceptually balanced interpretation of the Scriptures. This book will demonstrate inclusive biblical claims within multireligious and multidenominational contexts.

    $39.00

    Available December 14, 2021

  • The Spirit Shaped Church: A Spirit Ecclesiology in India

    The Spirit Shaped Church: A Spirit Ecclesiology in India

    Swarup Bår (Author)

    In The Spirit Shaped Church, Swarup Bar argues that the church is defined by its relationship with others. A relational church depends on porous borders, which means that, while a church has its distinctiveness, it ought to be open to negotiate relational engagements with the world around it. This sort of relationally distinct, permeable church is found to be possible through the leading of the Spirit and the work of Christ.

    $26.00

  • Understanding World Christianity: Russia

    Understanding World Christianity: Russia

    Scott M. Kenworthy (Author), Alexander S. Agadjanian (Author), Dyron B. Daughrity (Series Editor)

    In a world where Christianity is growing everywhere but the West, the Understanding World Christianity series offers a fresh, readable orientation to Christianity around the world. Understanding World Christianity: Russia offers a compelling glimpse into the vibrant and complex picture of Christianity in the Russian context. It is ideal for students, mission leaders, and any others who wish to understand Christianity in the Russian context.

    $29.00

  • Faith-Based Health Justice: Transforming Agendas of Faith Communities

    Faith-Based Health Justice: Transforming Agendas of Faith Communities

    Ville Päivänsalo (Editor), Ayesha Ahmad (Editor), George Zachariah (Editor), Mari Stenlund (Editor)

    In Faith-Based Health Justice, scholars mine critical insights into the promotion of health justice across Christian and Islamic faith traditions and beyond. Contributors consider what health justice might mean today, if developed in accordance with faith traditions whose commandment to care for the poor, ill, and marginalized lies at the core of their theology. And what kind of transformation would be needed in the face of the health justice challenges today?

    $34.00

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