"After Ten Years": Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Our Times
How does one read the signs of the times? What does it mean to resist? How do we engage faithfully in struggle? Dietrich Bonhoeffer has achieved iconic status as one who epitomizes what it means to struggle and resist tyranny and fascism and how one acts in faithful witness as a religious and political commitment. Bonhoeffer’s witness and example is more relevant than ever. A testimony to that is a crucial essay penned by Bonhoeffer in 1942; “After Ten Years” is a succinct and sober reflection, and remains one of the best descriptions ever written about what happened to the German people under National Socialism. This volume presents this timely and unique essay in a fresh translation and a penetrating introduction and analysis of the importance of this essay—in Bonhoeffer’s time and now in our own.
Interrupting a Gendered, Violent Church
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.
Exploding Stars, Dead Dinosaurs, and Zombies: Youth Ministry in the Age of Science
Science may be the biggest threat to teenage faith today, but Andrew Root demonstrates that, in fact, the two are not incompatible. Root, a renowned expert on adolescent spirituality, shows how science overstates its claims on truth, while faith often understates its own claims. Both faith and science frame the experience and reality of teenagers, and both have something valuable to offer as adolescents develop. Drawing on a fictional account of a youth pastor and the various students he encounters, Root paints a compelling picture of how faith can flourish, even in our scientific age.
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...
Letters to a Young Theologian
In this volume, Van der Westhuizen has assembled an outstanding and diverse array of theologians who offer their wisdom and reflection on what it means to be a theologian. Each contributor's brief letter considering the vocation is as unique as its author. Together the letters form a rich symphony on the art and craft of being a theologian.
Transforming Atonement: A Political Theology of the Cross
Many books on the Christian doctrine of atonement have been published in recent years. Some point out the difficulties of traditional atonement theories; others...
An Asian Introduction to the New Testament
As the Asian context is the cradle of many of the world's religions, the New Testament writings should be interpreted and reinterpreted by accepting their pluriform religious and ideological aspects. Moreover, the existence of multiple Christian denominations demands a doctrinally and conceptually balanced interpretation of the Scriptures. This book will demonstrate inclusive biblical claims within multireligious and multidenominational contexts.
Katie’s Canon: Womanism and the Soul of the Black Community, Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
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.
A Complicated Pregnancy: Whether Mary Was a Virgin and Why It Matters
The virgin birth is a much-loved story in the Christian tradition, but many theologians dispute the tradition of the virginal conception on both historical and scientific grounds. A Protestant theologian, husband, and father, Kyle Roberts was growing unsure of his belief in Mary's virginity. So he set out to investigate the virgin birth from every angle. A Complicated Pregnancy records his fascinating journey through the evidence and the myth, through history, biblical interpretation, and church politics. His conclusion surprised him, and it will surprise you, too.
The Four Gospels on Sunday: The New Testament and the Reform of Christian Worship
Premier liturgical theologian Gordon Lathrop argues that far too often liturgy, preaching, and liturgical theology are informed by naïve and outdated exegesis. In another fully original...
The Cross in Our Context: Jesus and the Suffering World
In this small gem of theological reflection, North America's foremost "theologian of the cross" offers a profound and compelling contemplation on the...
Christian Faith: The Basics
Walt Kallestad, the senior pastor of one of the fastest growing churches in the United States, knows and understands spiritual seekers and new Christians....
God Beyond Gender: Feminist Christian God-Language
The Christian use of God-language has become a matter of debate among laypersons, theologians, worship leaders, and others. Such debates are often heated,...
The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to God: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know about the Almighty
In this latest installment of the Homebrewed Christianity series, Eric E. Hall approaches the question of God from various perspectives. The classical conception of God is like the famously stoic-yet-lethal Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid. Competing versions of God include Your Hippie Aunt, St. Joan of Arc, and even the muscle-headed goons from Jersey Shore. At the end of this romp through history and pop culture, Hall argues that the God you need may be the very God you rejected years ago.
God—The World's Future: Systematic Theology for a New Era, Third Edition
God--The World's Future has been a proven textbook in systematic theology for over twenty years. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this third edition is explicitly crafted to address our postmodern context and explains the whole body of Christian historical doctrine from a within a "proleptic" framework.
A Case for Character: Towards a Lutheran Virtue Ethics
Contemporary Lutheranism has struggled with the appropriate place of morality and character formation, as these pursuits often have been perceived as being at odds with the central Christian doctrine of justification. A Case for Character explores this problem.
Christopraxis: A Practical Theology of the Cross
Root here seeks to create a practical theology that is properly and fully theological, post-postmodern, post-Aristotelian, and that attends to doctrines such as divine action and justification.
Who Is the Church? An Ecclesiology for the Twenty-First Century
Peterson places the questions of the church's identity and mission into a conversation with the primary ecclesiological paradigms of the past century.
Her Story: Women in Christian Tradition, Second Edition
An accessible, introductory text first published by Fortress Press in 1983, Her Story: Women in Christian History has sold over 30,000 copies of the first...
Church and State: Lutheran Perspectives
In an age marked by controversy over public support of religious schools, federal encouragement of religious providers of social services, and sexuality...
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