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  • Paul on Identity: Theology as Politics

    Paul on Identity: Theology as Politics

    Troels Engberg-Pedersen (Author)

    One of the most important and controversial questions in biblical studies is how Paul's view of the fundamental Christ identity relates to other possible identities in the Greco-Roman world--like being a Jew or a non-Jew, a man or a woman, a master or a slave. Paul on Identity explores these issues and, in particular, how Paul's view informs his writing. Engberg-Pedersen keeps an eye on what we may or may not accept from Paul and concludes by showing Paul's direct relevance to identity politics.

    $27.00

    Available September 14, 2021

  • The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God: On the Contingency and Legitimacy of Doctrine

    The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God: On the Contingency and Legitimacy of Doctrine

    Florian Klug (Author), Marcus Pound (Foreword by)

    The Fragility of Language and the Encounter with God offers a theological account of the contingency of language and perception and of how acknowledging that contingency transforms the question of the development of doctrine. Klug argues that statements of faith cannot overcome contingency. Instead, the Catholic notion of receptive tradition is an attempt to cope rationally with the fragility of perception and language in humanity's orientation toward God.

    $34.00

    Available September 28, 2021

  • How to Read Paul: A Brief Introduction to His Theology, Writings, and World

    How to Read Paul: A Brief Introduction to His Theology, Writings, and World

    Yung Suk Kim (Author)

    How to Read Paul provides an incisive, yet brief, examination of Paul as a writer and theologian steeped in the cultural, intellectual, and religious crossroads of the ancient world. Yung Suk Kim explores and explains Paul's key theological concepts and situates them in their proper cultural context. How to Read Paul is an ideal textbook for both undergraduate and seminary classrooms and a helpful guide for professors, clergy, and lay readers.

    $32.00

  • The Bible: An Introduction, Third Edition

    The Bible: An Introduction, Third Edition

    Jerry L. Sumney (Author)

    Without presuming either prior knowledge of the Bible or a particular attitude toward it, Jerry L. Sumney uses straightforward language to lead the reader on an exploration of the Bible, showing how critical methods help readers understand the text and history. Filled with maps, charts, illustrations, and four-color photographs to enhance the student's experience with the text. This third edition offers a number of revisions and a new section on the deuterocanonical books.

    $59.00

  • Luke's Jesus: Between Incarnation and Crucifixion

    Luke's Jesus: Between Incarnation and Crucifixion

    Joseph Blenkinsopp (Author)

    In Luke's Jesus, Joseph Blenkinsopp provides a chronological reading of the Jesus of Luke's Gospel, beginning with Jesus's close relations with John the Baptist, turning upon Jesus's decision to leave Galilee and travel to Jerusalem, and extending to the narrative of Jesus's crucifixion, death, resurrection, and ascension. Blenkinsopp's study of Jesus focuses upon Jesus's humanity, his interaction with others, and his teaching on poverty and wealth. Blenkinsopp provides a fresh rendering of Luke's powerful and fascinating story, one that reveals a vivid portrait of Jesus.

    $22.00

    Available October 12, 2021

  • Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation. Thirtieth Anniversary Expanded Edition

    Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation. Thirtieth Anniversary Expanded Edition

    Cain Hope Felder (Editor)

    A hallmark of American Black religion is its distinctive use of the Bible in creating community, resisting oppression, and fomenting social change. Stony the Road We Trod accomplishes this--and much more. This expanded edition contains a new introduction and three new essays that underscore the historic importance of this book for a new generation.

    $32.00

    Available November 30, 2021

  • The Colonized Apostle: Paul Through Postcolonial Eyes

    The Colonized Apostle: Paul Through Postcolonial Eyes

    Christopher D. Stanley (Editor)

    How did Roman imperial culture shape the environment in which Paul carried out his apostolate? How do the multiple legacies of modern colonialism and contemporary empire shape, illuminate, or obscure our readings of Paul's letters? In The Colonized Apostle, Christopher D. Stanley has gathered many of the foremost voices in postcolonial and empire-critical scholarship on Paul to provide a state-of-the-art guide to these questions.

    $35.00

  • Called into the Mission of God: A Missional Reading of Paul's Thessalonian Correspondence

    Called into the Mission of God: A Missional Reading of Paul's Thessalonian Correspondence

    Roji T. George (Author)

    Roji George argues that Paul's primary interest was neither doctrinal teaching nor the articulation of an anti-imperial discourse. Instead, he contends that amidst the many problems that faced the Thessalonian community--eschatological fears, ethical difficulties, and persecution from outside groups--Paul brought primarily a missional concern to impart ethical exhortation and eschatological teaching. The book will appeal to scholars, teachers, and students grappling with the message of Paul in his time and in ours.

    $29.00

  • Fortress Introduction to the Gospels, Second Edition

    Fortress Introduction to the Gospels, Second Edition

    Mark Allan Powell (Author)

    In the second edition of this well-known textbook, Mark Allen Powell offers an accessible and trustworthy introduction to the contents, structure, and themes of the New Testament Gospels. Written as a basic introduction for Gospels courses at the undergraduate to early seminary level, Powell surveys the genre of the Gospels, their political, religious, and social worlds, and key methods of approaching early Christian texts. This second edition features a new chapter on the historical Jesus.

    $25.00

  • The Letters and Legacy of Paul: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition

    The Letters and Legacy of Paul: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition

    Margaret Aymer (Editor), Cynthia Briggs Kittredge (Editor), David A. Sanchez (Editor)

    This commentary on the letters and legacy of Paul, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament, engages students in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. Each chapter (Romans through Philemon) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretative tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges. The Letters and Legacy of Paul introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation.

    $19.00

  • The Writings of the New Testament: Third Edition

    The Writings of the New Testament: Third Edition

    Luke Timothy Johnson (Author)

    Watch Luke Timothy Johnson discuss his new book, Writings of the New Testament: Third Edition Find more videos like this on Fortress Forum Luke...

    $55.00

  • Anatomy of the New Testament, 8th Edition

    Anatomy of the New Testament, 8th Edition

    C. Clifton Black (Author), D. Moody Smith (Author), Robert A. Spivey (Author)

    Anatomy of the New Testament is one of the most trust-worthy and enduring introductory textbooks of its kind. Its authors bring literary and historical approaches to the New Testament together, offering a comprehensive and accessible approach that appeals to students at all levels. This compact eighth edition has been designed for today's student, and is illustrated with engaging images, refreshed maps, and updated bibliographies that make the textbook enjoyable to read and easy to teach.

    $49.00

  • Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament

    Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament

    Margaret Aymer (Editor), Cynthia Briggs Kittredge (Editor), David A. Sánchez (Editor)

    This commentary on the New Testament presents a balanced synthesis of current scholarship, enabling readers to interpret Scripture for a complex and pluralistic world. The result is a commentary that is comprehensive and useful for preaching, teaching, and research.

    $39.00

  • Documents and Images for the Study of Paul

    Documents and Images for the Study of Paul

    Neil Elliott (Editor), Mark Reasoner (Editor)

    The world surrounding Paul and the assemblies comes vividly to life here. Documents and Images for the Study of Paul gathers representative texts illustrating...

    $35.00

  • Paul: The Apostle's Life, Letters, and Thought

    Paul: The Apostle's Life, Letters, and Thought

    E. P. Sanders (Author)

    E. P. Sanders offers an expansive introduction to the apostle, navigating some of the thorniest issues in scholarship in language accessible to the novice and seasoned scholar alike. 

    $39.00

  • Fortress Introduction to the Gospels

    Fortress Introduction to the Gospels

    Mark Allan Powell (Author)

    With clarity and verve, Mark Allan Powell describes the contents and structure of the Gospels, their distinctive characteristics, and their major themes. An...

    $23.00

  • Fortress Introduction to the New Testament

    Fortress Introduction to the New Testament

    Gerd Theissen (Author), John Bowden (Translator)

    All the main issues for reading the New Testament are covered in this exciting new introduction by one of the world's foremost biblical scholars.

    $24.00

  • The Gospels and Acts: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition

    The Gospels and Acts: Fortress Commentary on the Bible Study Edition

    Margaret Aymer (Editor), Cynthia Briggs Kittredge (Editor), David A. Sanchez (Editor)

    This commentary on the Gospels and Acts, excerpted from the Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament, engages readers in the work of biblical interpretation. Contributors from a diversity of perspectives connect historical-critical analysis with sensitivity to current theological, cultural, and interpretive issues. Each chapter (Matthew through Acts) includes an introduction and commentary based on three lenses: ancient context, the interpretive tradition, and contemporary questions and challenges. The Gospels and Acts introduces fresh perspectives and draws students, preachers, and interested readers into the challenging work of interpretation. 

    $19.00

  • Telling Tales about Jesus: An Introduction to the New Testament Gospels

    Telling Tales about Jesus: An Introduction to the New Testament Gospels

    Warren Carter (Author)

    What are the Gospels and what does it mean to read them? Warren Carter leads the beginning student in an inductive exploration of the New Testament Gospels, asking about their genre, the view that they were written by eyewitnesses, the early church traditions about them, and how they employ Hellenistic biography. 

    $39.00

  • Anatomy of the New Testament: Seventh Edition

    Anatomy of the New Testament: Seventh Edition

    Robert A. Spivey (Author), D. Moody Smith (Author), C. Clifton Black (Author)

    This broadly adopted textbook weds literary and historical approaches to focus on the New Testament's structure and meaning.

    $60.00

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