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  • Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being, Second Edition

    Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being, Second Edition

    M. Shawn Copeland demonstrates how Black women's historical experience casts a different light on our theological ideas about being human. This new edition incorporates recent theological, historical, and political scholarship; engages with current social movements like #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo; and presents a new chapter on the body.

    9781506463254

    $26.00

  • bell hooks' Spiritual Vision: Buddhist, Christian, and Feminist

    bell hooks' Spiritual Vision: Buddhist, Christian, and Feminist

    Widely heralded as a leading feminist scholar, bell hooks also identified as a Buddhist Christian who believed that love was the antidote to oppression. In bell hooks' Spiritual Vision, Nadra Nittle traces the spirituality in hooks' writings. The book shows hooks as a feminist and a believer who knit together her political and spiritual practices.

    9781506488363

    $24.00

  • Crucified: The Christian Invention of the Jewish Executioners of Jesus

    Crucified: The Christian Invention of the Jewish Executioners of Jesus

    The accusation that Jews executed Jesus is perhaps the most overlooked of all Christianity's troubling traditions. In this study, J. Christopher Edwards shines a light on this forgotten tradition in which Christians rewrite their history to blame Jews for the crucifixion of Jesus.

    9781506490953

    $28.00

  • Erotic Defiance: Womanism, Freedom, and Resistance

    Erotic Defiance: Womanism, Freedom, and Resistance

    Erotic Defiance considers the sacred and transformative power of the flesh, investigating the ethical and theological dimensions of the erotic experiences of Black women and performances of Black womanhood. Bryant approaches the erotic as a divine energy that manifests love through the flesh and makes healing, resistance, and self-making possible.

    9781506478692

    $29.00

  • American Heresy: The Roots and Reach of White Christian Nationalism

    American Heresy: The Roots and Reach of White Christian Nationalism

    American Heresy uncovers the complex legacy of America's founding principles, demonstrating how the very same values have produced both good fruit and the bitter harvest of white Christian nationalism. Fanestil adeptly traces an early American story that reaches into our present with alarming immediacy.

    9781506489230

    $24.00

  • Saving Faith: How American Christianity Can Reclaim Its Prophetic Voice

    Saving Faith: How American Christianity Can Reclaim Its Prophetic Voice

    Few Americans would deny that Christianity in America is in crisis, its credibility diminished by everything from sex scandals to close identification with extremist politics. Saving Faith examines this crisis and argues that recovering a prophetic voice entails learning from history and listening to Jesus.

    9781506488066

    $18.00

  • Good Book: How White Evangelicals Save the Bible to Save Themselves

    Good Book: How White Evangelicals Save the Bible to Save Themselves

    Good Book shows how white evangelicals in the US make the Bible the "Good Book". As social norms change, evangelicals confront interpretive challenges as they render the Bible ever benevolent. Good Book shows the negotiations that Bible-benevolence projects demand, as evangelicals seek to maintain moral authority in a diverse religious landscape.

    9781506485850

    $28.00

  • Ancient Echoes: Refusing the Fear-Filled, Greed-Driven Toxicity of the Far Right

    Ancient Echoes: Refusing the Fear-Filled, Greed-Driven Toxicity of the Far Right

    In Ancient Echoes, Walter Brueggemann responds to eight "truth claims" made by the radical right in US politics. In each instance, ancient biblical faith grounds the critical response to those mistaken "truth claims." The echoes of biblical faith reveal that the right wing "truth claims" contradict reality and the legacy of the biblical tradition.

    9781506494968

    $16.95

  • The Everyday Advocate: Living Out Your Calling to Social Justice

    The Everyday Advocate: Living Out Your Calling to Social Justice

    In The Everyday Advocate, Ross Murray encourages Christians to discern their call to advocate for justice and shows them how to respond faithfully by taking practical steps in everyday life. He also shows faith leaders how to help people think through their calling to advocacy and connect with communities that can use their passions and talents.

    9781506485430

    $22.99

  • Blessing and Beseeching: Seventy Prayers Inspired by the Scriptures

    Blessing and Beseeching: Seventy Prayers Inspired by the Scriptures

    Collected here are seventy new prayers that grew from Gail Ramshaw's close reading of the Bible in the quietest months of the pandemic. Surprises and riches are found on every page. By turns bold and humble, universal and deeply personal, Ramshaw's poetry in prayer will inspire individual reflection and enrich public worship settings alike.

    9781506484990

    $19.99

  • Lectionary Mosaics: Three Readings Juxtaposed for Reflection and Proclamation

    Lectionary Mosaics: Three Readings Juxtaposed for Reflection and Proclamation

    Holding together all three readings of the Revised Common Lectionary for each Sunday and festival, the brief mosaic paragraphs in this book invite you to faith in the triune God, love of neighbor, and care for our earthly home.

    9781506486017

    $25.00

  • The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, Second Edition

    The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, Second Edition

    In The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, Second Edition, Ryan P. Burge gives readers a nuanced, accurate, and meaningful look at the growing number of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation. This second edition includes substantial updates.

    9781506488240

    $23.99

  • Visionary Women: Three Medieval Mystics

    Visionary Women: Three Medieval Mystics

    The influential feminist theologian Rosemary Ruether glimpses into the souls of three medieval mystics: Hildegard of Bingen, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Julian of Norwich. Ruether's sympathetic overview evokes the new religious horizons they envisioned for Christianity.

    9781506488509

    $14.99

  • Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God into a Hopeful Future

    Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God into a Hopeful Future

    Leading Faithful Innovation offers a practical, hands-on approach to addressing the challenges of change in the church and our culture. This three-step process is not another program or add-on to what readers are already doing. It is an ongoing way of following God that allows the Spirit of God to drive the energy among the people of the church.

    9781506488769

    $23.99

  • The Habit of Poetry: The Literary Lives of Nuns in Mid-century America

    The Habit of Poetry: The Literary Lives of Nuns in Mid-century America

    The Habit of Poetry brings together the work of mid-20th century American nuns to reveal a notable Catholic literary renaissance of women religious poets. It is a case study of how women negotiate tradition and individual creativity.

    9781506471129

    $28.99

  • Sacred Pregnancy: Birth, Motherhood, and the Quest for Spiritual Community

    Sacred Pregnancy: Birth, Motherhood, and the Quest for Spiritual Community

    Sacred Pregnancy is a retrospective on evolving feminist discourse of motherhood, a sociological study of religious demographics and experience in the U.S., and an exploration of the spiritually guided reproductive health services. The book allows readers to more deeply understand the life-changing experiences of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood.

    9781506485560

    $28.00

  • Open: Unorthodox Thoughts on God and Community

    Open: Unorthodox Thoughts on God and Community

    This book boldly articulates an open theology--progressive approaches that promote unorthodox theological reflection and the creation of inclusive communities. Brad Braxton outlines Christianity's capacity to foster healing, hope, and restorative justice through embracing pluralism and radically inclusive love.

    9781506488813

    $24.00

  • Holy Friendships: Nurturing Relationships That Sustain Pastors and Leaders

    Holy Friendships: Nurturing Relationships That Sustain Pastors and Leaders

    Victoria Atkinson White in Holy Friendships: Nurturing Relationships That Sustain Pastors and Leaders offers hope, grace, and humor, inviting readers to invest in their own resilience, sustainability, and flourishing and to cultivate beloved community by nurturing holy friendships--mutual and sacred relationships deeply rooted in God's love.

    9781506482378

    $22.99

  • Faith in Action: A Handbook for Activists, Advocates, and Allies

    Faith in Action: A Handbook for Activists, Advocates, and Allies

    You want to make the world better. This book can help. Faith in Action offers quick dives into a range of topics, from racial justice...

    9781506432564

    $12.99

  • When Prophets Preach: Leadership and the Politics of the Pulpit

    When Prophets Preach: Leadership and the Politics of the Pulpit

    In When Prophets Preach, Jay Augustine urges preachers to speak openly against social injustice and to be prophetic leaders. By breaking the pulpit silence, he argues, the church can bridge social and ethnic gaps among its members and show society at large how to heal divisions in our world.

    9781506479187

    $19.99

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