Fortress Press

Academic Ethics

  • Christianity in Blue: How the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Theology Shape Progressive Identity

    Christianity in Blue: How the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Theology Shape Progressive Identity

    David A. Kaden (Author)

    Christianity in Blue shows how liberal values and progressive attitudes are the fruits of taking seriously both the Bible and Christian tradition. But rather than treating these sources as the final word, Kaden argues that they are places to start exploring how to be a Christian in the world. Christianity in Blue helps both progressive and conservative Christians better understand the importance of the Bible, theology, history, and philosophy for building a loving church for everyone.

    $14.40

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  • 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

  • Shelter Theology: The Religious Lives of People without Homes

    Shelter Theology: The Religious Lives of People without Homes

    Susan J. Dunlap (Author)

    Shelter Theology offers insight into the worlds of the invisible: individuals experiencing homelessness and those living in extreme poverty. Based on over ten years of chaplaincy in a homeless shelter, Dunlap shares the nuanced theology of people in harsh circumstances and outlines how their beliefs and practices enable survival and resistance.

    $26.00

    Available August 10, 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

  • Just Traveling: God, Leaving Home, and a Spirituality for the Road

    Just Traveling: God, Leaving Home, and a Spirituality for the Road

    Jaco J. Hamman (Author)

    Just Traveling celebrates moving at the speed of being present to one's experiences, bridging distance and difference through acts of care. Following the scriptural witness of God as the Earthroamer, the book explores the liminal qualities of traveling through six movements: anticipating, leaving, surrendering, meeting, caring, and returning. Whether leaving home serves our wanderlust and curiosity or has personal or spiritual purposes, when we travel, we explore a beautiful, yet complex and troubled world.

    $26.00

    Available August 17, 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

  • N: My Encounter with Racism and the Forbidden Word in an American Classic

    N: My Encounter with Racism and the Forbidden Word in an American Classic

    James Henry Harris (Author)

    This book is about a Black man's experience of reading Mark Twain's classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for the first time while in graduate school. It captures the author's emotional struggle with Twain's use of the racial epithet more than two hundred times in the text. In these pages, Harris challenges his instructor and classmates and inspires readers to redress the long history of American racism and white supremacy bound up with the N word.

    $18.99

    Available October 26, 2021

  • Black Lives Matter to Jesus: The Salvation of Black Life and All Life in Luke and Acts

    Black Lives Matter to Jesus: The Salvation of Black Life and All Life in Luke and Acts

    Marcus Jerkins (Author)

    Black-skinned people were and are included in the family of God, demonstrating that all colors in the family of God have dignity. This view bolsters a Christian anti-racist agenda. This work attempts to undermine Christian racism that has deemed Black skin inherently problematic, showing that the destruction of racism is at the heart of the gospel of Jesus.

    $28.00

    Available October 12, 2021

  • 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

    Available November 2, 2021

  • 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

    Available November 9, 2021

  • Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community, Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

    Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community, Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition

    Katie Geneva Cannon (Author)

    Over the years, Katie Cannon's students referred to her work in progress as "Katie's canon." Not only does this book represent the canon of Cannon's best work; the book itself directly addresses the issues of canon formation and canon reformation. Cannon canonizes a literary tradition and directly addresses both oppression and liberation of African American women. Now in an expanded 25th-anniversary edition, Katie's Canon still packs firepower.

    $29.00

    Available November 23, 2021

  • Athena to Barbie: Bodies, Archetypes, and Women's Search for Self

    Athena to Barbie: Bodies, Archetypes, and Women's Search for Self

    J. Lenore Wright (Author)

    Athena to Barbie destabilizes a range of received social constructions of woman and expands the ways women conceive of themselves as female subjects. In the end, it inspires women's imagination about themselves, grounds that imagination in history by comparison, and empowers the lived lives of women. The book challenges the long-standing subordination of women and offers women fruitful, if still vexed, options to express female agency. It does all this in conversation with Christian tradition.

    $32.00

    Available November 2, 2021

  • Black Hands, White House: Slave Labor and the Making of America

    Black Hands, White House: Slave Labor and the Making of America

    Renee K. Harrison (Author)

    The book bears witness to the role enslaved, Black-bodied people played in building the US, its physical and fiscal infrastructure, and the nation's capital, and calls for a substantial monument on the National Mall to affirm and document their contributions. This book will impact lives by adding significantly to the burgeoning and in-depth conversations on racial disparity, race relations, history-making, reparations, and monument erection and removal.

    $28.00

    Available November 2, 2021

  • Embracing Diversity: Faith, Vocation, and the Promise of America

    Embracing Diversity: Faith, Vocation, and the Promise of America

    Darrell Jodock (Author), William Nelsen (Author)

    In this timely book, the authors challenge readers--especially readers in Christian communities--to step up to the promise of an America that works for the good of everyone.

    Part of that challenge is recognizing where America has failed, and the authors do not step back from that challenge. But a tone of hope prevails throughout as a compelling case is made that America's better angels can motivate us to create a just society.

    $24.00

    Available November 9, 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

  • Black Power and the American Myth: 50th Anniversary Edition

    Black Power and the American Myth: 50th Anniversary Edition

    C T Vivian (Author)

    C. T. Vivian asserts that the civil rights movement failed because it was built on certain myths about America:

    - the myth that Americans will do what is right as soon as they know what is right.

    - the myth that legislation leads to justice.

    - the myth that America is an open society where any minority group can advance.

    - the myth that an ethic of love forms the core of the American conscience.

    $21.95

  • Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption

    Open Wounds: A Story of Racial Tragedy, Trauma, and Redemption

    Phillip K. Allen Jr. (Author)

    On December 10, 1953, tragedy struck when Nathaniel Allen was murdered on the Sampit River by his white employer. Allen's death was recorded as an accidental drowning, a deliberate cover-up of the bullet hole seen by more than one witness.

    Three generations later, Phil Allen Jr. revisits this harrowing story through interviews, difficult conversations, and deep theological reflection, naming racism for what it is and working to chart a path toward reconciliation.

    $24.00

  • 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

  • The Art of Living for A Technological Age

    The Art of Living for A Technological Age

    Ashley Moyse (Editor), Scott A. Kirkland (Editor)

    The Art of Living for A Technological Age sketches the crisis of our late modern age, where persons are enamored by the promises of progress and disciplined to form by the power of technology--the ontology of our age. Yet, it also offers a response, attending to those performative activities, educative and transformative social practices that might allow us to live humanly and bear witness to human being (becoming) for a technological age.

    $18.00

  • The Bible and Christian Ethics

    The Bible and Christian Ethics

    David Emmanuel Singh (Editor), Bernard C. Farr (Editor)

    The family, the basic unit of society, is at the heart of Christian ethics. The Bible and Christian Ethics is a collection of papers published in the OCMS journal Transformation that contribute to understanding how Christian thought is shaped in contexts that each pose their own challenges to Christian living.

    $19.99

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