Fortress Press

Academic Ethics

  • The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide

    The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide

    Pamela Cooper-White (Author)

    How do we overcome polarization in American society? How do we advocate for justice when one side won't listen to the other and cycles of outrage escalate? These questions have been pressing for years, but the emergence of a vocal, virulent Christian nationalism have made it even more urgent that we find a way forward.

    $21.00

  • 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

  • The Cross in the Midst of Creation: Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World

    The Cross in the Midst of Creation: Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World

    Sharon Delgado (Author)

    The Cross in the Midst of Creation asserts that the crucifixion is ongoing as institutional powers diminish human life and destroy creation, and that the resurrection is ongoing as faith overcomes despair and the Spirit equips people to follow Jesus and to struggle for a transformed world.

    $26.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • 20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America

    20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America

    Ryan P. Burge (Author)

    The way most people think about religion and politics is only loosely linked to empirical reality, argues Ryan P. Burge. In 20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America, Burge strives to be an impartial referee and to overcome these caustic misperceptions by using both rigorous data analysis and straightforward explanations.

    $23.99

  • J. H. Oldham and George Bell: Ecumenical Pioneers

    J. H. Oldham and George Bell: Ecumenical Pioneers

    Keith W. Clements (Author)

    An introduction to two British shapers of ecumenical thought in the twentieth century, J. H. Oldham and Bishop George Bell. Oldham pioneered new thinking on social, racial, and international issues, while Bell used his stature to give voice in support of the oppressed in Nazi Germany. Both aided in the formation of the World Council of Churches.

    $29.00

  • 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

  • Understanding Friendship: On the Moral, Political, and Spiritual Meaning of Love

    Understanding Friendship: On the Moral, Political, and Spiritual Meaning of Love

    Gary Chartier (Author)

    Understanding Friendship illustrates friendship as an expression of Christian love that can enrich one's life and be socially, culturally, and politically significant. The book examines what friendship is, how its distinctive moral status can be supported by multiple approaches to Christian ethics, and its part in Christian spirituality.

    $39.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • Deconstructing Racism: A Path toward Lasting Change

    Deconstructing Racism: A Path toward Lasting Change

    Barbara Crain Major (Author), Joseph Barndt (Author)

    Deconstructing Racism explores why change has been so difficult to come by and offers new paths toward lasting change through the deconstruction of racism's roots within systems and institutions. It speaks to people in both church and society who are or have been working to dismantle institutional and systemic racism.

    $22.00

    Available January 30, 2023

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought

    Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought

    Willis Jenkins (Editor), Jennifer M. McBride (Editor)

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr. -- these giants of recent Christian social thought are here reassessed for a new context and a new generation....

    $30.00

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