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scholarship that matters

For over 50 years, Fortress Press has been a pioneer in religious scholarship. Our commitment to publishing timely, relevant, and transformative books in biblical studies, theology, and Christian history has led to a global reputation. Fortress Press publishes in three main areas; education, academic, and reference. In 2015 we launched Theology for the People, a popular theology publishing program. See the appropriate section below to learn more! 


Building on a rich publishing history, the academic program at Fortress is marked by scholarly rigor and a passionate commitment to content that makes a difference. Our editorial team is actively seeking proposals for scholarly works in biblical studies, theology, and Christian history.

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Fortress Education publishes innovative, transformational textbooks and classroom resources for the seminary and undergraduate setting.


Fortress Reference provides scholars and students with reference tools built on trusted content, the best current scholarship, and innovative presentation. Fortress Reference projects aspire to be relevant, accessible, easy to use, and functionally designed. These resources support a lifetime of learning from education to vocation and beyond.

Theology for the People

Theology for the People reaches the general reader through books that are culturally engaged and are grounded in fresh, substantive, timely, and inspiring theological reflection.

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Fortress Press Exam and Desk Copy Policy

Complimentary examination copies are available exclusively to educators and professionals who are considering adopting a text for course use with an enrollment of 20 or more students. Select titles are available in print format as gratis exam copies. Shipping is complimentary.

All titles published since 2012 are available in digital format as gratis exam copies. You may request, and upon approval, download a complimentary copy from Edelweiss, a trusted ebook partner. Download your requested title/s directly from Edelweiss here.  Edelweiss limits examination to a 60 day period.

Not all titles are available for exam and desk copy request. All requests are fulfilled at the discretion of the Textbook Adoption Consultant and are subject to approval.

Examination copies

If you are considering adopting a title for your course, you may request a gratis copy of select titles.

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Desk copies

A gratis physical desk copy of select titles are available to instructors who have already required one of these texts for course use.

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Review copies

You may request a review copy if you are a member of the media and want to publish a review of the title.

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Textbook adoption

Fortress Press is eager to assist faculty in the U.S. with all course needs and available resources. Whether you are an adjunct or tenured, let's have a conversation.

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Primary textbooks

Looking for a text in Bible, Christian history, theology, or world religions? Click here to see the latest textbooks in each category! We are proud to offer complimentary copies of our primary textbooks, with free shipping.

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Our favorite books

Crime and Punishment
The Things They Carried
The Solace of Leaving Early
The Sparrow
Peace, They Say
Gaudy Night
The Crossing
Zorba the Greek
Cold Mountain
Out Stealing Horses
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
To Kill a Mockingbird