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  • The Herods: Murder, Politics, and the Art of Succession

    The Herods: Murder, Politics, and the Art of Succession

    Bruce Chilton (Author)

    The Herods explores the Herodian rule from Herod the Great's father, Antipater, until the dynastic sunset with Bereniké, Herod's great-granddaughter, describing the theocratic aims that motivated Herod and his progeny, and the groups and factions within Judaism and Christianity that often defined themselves in opposition to the Herodian project.

    $27.00

  • 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

    Available November 23, 2021

  • A Widower's Lament: The Pious Meditations of Johann Christoph Oelhafen

    A Widower's Lament: The Pious Meditations of Johann Christoph Oelhafen

    Ronald K. Rittgers (Author)

    This book deals with Christian lament in the late Reformation by exploring the efforts of a talented yet little-known layman to cope with the death of his beloved wife. It provides full access to the remarkable work of private devotion that he authored to express his lament.

    A work of haunting candor and searching faith, The Pious Meditations furnishes insight into life in the past as well as resources for life in the present.

    $22.99

    Available September 21, 2021

  • One Life to Give: Martyrdom and the Making of the American Revolution

    One Life to Give: Martyrdom and the Making of the American Revolution

    John Fanestil (Author)

    One Life to Give explores the spiritual origins of the American Revolution: martyrdom. John Fanestil traces the deep history of the tradition of martyrdom from its classical and Christian origins to the onset of the Revolutionary War. Ultimately, he articulates how the tradition of American martyrdom animated countless personal commitments to American independence, and thereby to the war. Only by understanding the inextricable role played by martyrdom can we fully grasp the origins of the American Revolution.

    $27.00

  • Luther's Rome, Rome's Luther: How the City Shaped the Reformer

    Luther's Rome, Rome's Luther: How the City Shaped the Reformer

    Carl P. E. Springer (Author)

    This book offers a fresh reevaluation of Martin Luther's tempestuous relationship with Rome, the city he visited as a young Augustinian friar and never thereafter forgot. Luther's Rome, Rome's Luther will help readers see the ancient city, the long-lived empire, and the sacred home of the papacy from Luther's complicated perspective.

    $27.00

  • Elements of Christian Thought: A Basic Course in Christianese

    Elements of Christian Thought: A Basic Course in Christianese

    Eugene F. Rogers Jr. (Author)

    In the spring of 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted classrooms around the world, Eugene Rogers transcribed the lectures that make his Introduction to Christian Thought course justly famous.

    The result is an engaging introduction to the language--"Christianese"--that participants use to discuss God's activity in and for our world.

    From Anselm to Wyschogrod, Rogers introduces us to the most interesting speakers of Christianese, enabling us to take part in the living conversation.

    $24.99

  • The Annotated Luther, Volume 6: The Interpretation of Scripture

    The Annotated Luther, Volume 6: The Interpretation of Scripture

    Euan K. Cameron (Editor)

    This volume features Martin Luther the exegete and Bible teacher. His vast exegetical writings and lectures on Scripture are introduced through important examples from both...

    $39.00

  • Who Rules the World: Divine Providence and the Existence of Evil

    Who Rules the World: Divine Providence and the Existence of Evil

    Hans Schwarz (Author)

    How is it possible to reconcile the manifest evil and pain in the world with the biblical promise of hope and redemption?

    To this question, Schwarz brings both pastoral sensitivity and scholarly acumen. Informed by decades in the classroom, Schwarz offers a sweeping survey across the broad span of Christian history.

    The book aims to help readers understand the broad sweep of human thought and make informed assessments of the issue for themselves.

    $29.00

  • The Annotated Luther, Volume 5: Christian Life in the World

    The Annotated Luther, Volume 5: Christian Life in the World

    Hans J. Hillerbrand (Volume Editor)

    Volume 5 of The Annotated Luther series features Luther's writings that intersect church and state, faith, and life lived as a follower of Christ. 

    $39.00

  • The Annotated Luther, Volume 3: Church and Sacraments

    The Annotated Luther, Volume 3: Church and Sacraments

    Paul W. Robinson (Editor)

    Volume 3 of The Annotated Luther series presents five key writings that focus on Martin Luther's understanding of the gospel as it relates to church, sacraments, and worship. Included in the volume are: The Babylonian Captivity of the Church (1520); The German Mass and Order of the Liturgy (1526); That These Words of Christ, "This is my Body," etc., Still Stand Firm Against the Fanatics (1527); Concerning Rebaptism (1528), and On the Councils and the Church (1539).

    $39.00

  • The Annotated Luther, Volume 1: The Roots of Reform

    The Annotated Luther, Volume 1: The Roots of Reform

    Timothy J. Wengert (Editor)

    Volume 1 of The Annotated Luther series contains writings that defined the roots of reform set in motion by Martin Luther, beginning with the Ninety-Five Theses (1517) through The Freedom of a Christian (1520).

    $39.00

  • The Annotated Luther, Volume 4: Pastoral Writings

    The Annotated Luther, Volume 4: Pastoral Writings

    Mary Jane Haemig (Editor)

    Volume 4 of The Annotated Luther series presents an array of Martin Luther’s writings related to pastoral work, including sermons, hymns, letters, writings on prayer and the Christian life, as well as his widely used Small Catechism. 

    $39.00

  • The Annotated Luther, Volume 2: Word and Faith

    The Annotated Luther, Volume 2: Word and Faith

    Kirsi I. Stjerna (Editor)

    Volume 2 of The Annotated Luther series contains a number of the writings categorized under the theme word and faith. Luther was particularly focused on what the word "does" in order to create and sustain faith.

    $39.00

  • Lutherans in America: A New History

    Lutherans in America: A New History

    Mark Granquist (Author)

    In this lively and engaging new history, Granquist brings to light not only the institutions that Lutherans founded and sustained but the people that lived within them. This shows the complete story—not only the policies and the politics, but the piety and the practical experiences of the Lutheran men and women who lived and worked in the American context.

    $60.00

  • Stories from Global Lutheranism: A Historical Timeline

    Stories from Global Lutheranism: A Historical Timeline

    Martin J. Lohrmann (Author)

    In an engaging and accessible style, Matrtin J. Lohrmann introduces readers to fascinating glimpses of faith, courage, and love in action within the global Lutheran community that now numbers over 70 million members in churches worldwide. This growth matches the expansive view of the church universal that the Reformers held when they presented the Augsburg Confession in 1530.

    $29.00

  • Introduction to the History of Christianity: Third Edition

    Introduction to the History of Christianity: Third Edition

    Tim Dowley (Editor)

    Now in its third edition, Tim Dowley’s masterful one-volume survey of church history has an updated design and new content...

    $59.00

  • A History of Luther Seminary: 1869-2019

    A History of Luther Seminary: 1869-2019

    Mark Granquist (Author)

    Church historian and Luther faculty member Mark Granquist provides a new and comprehensive history of Luther Seminary just in time for the celebration of the institution's 150th anniversary (1869-2019). It also explores recent history, analyzes the challenges faced by the ELCA, and the major shifts in theological education in the early 21st century, and includes a gallery of photos chronicling Luther's history.

    $20.00

  • The Freedom of a Christian, 1520: The Annotated Luther Study Edition

    The Freedom of a Christian, 1520: The Annotated Luther Study Edition

    Timothy J. Wengert (Editor)

    Timothy J. Wengert skillfully sheds light on Luther's popular treatise. As controversy concerning his writings grew, Luther wrote a reconciliation-minded letter to Pope Leo X (1475-1521). To this letter he appended a nonpolemical tract describing the heart of his beliefs, The Freedom of a Christian.

    $14.99

  • A Short Introduction to the History of Christianity

    A Short Introduction to the History of Christianity

    Tim Dowley (Editor)

    Tim Dowley's masterful one-volume survey of church history is now available in a new concise format designed with today's student in mind. Each section of...

    $39.00

  • Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity

    Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity

    George Kalantzis (Editor), Helen Rhee (Volume Editor)

    Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity is part of Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources, a series designed to present ancient Christian texts essential to an understanding of Christian theology, ecclesiology, and practice. This volume is designed to introduce the reader to the broad range of texts that reflect early Christian thoughts and practices on the topic of wealth and poverty.

    $24.00

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