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Release date: 
December 3, 2019

The Augsburg Confession is the single-most important confession of faith among Lutherans today. However, it is often taught either from a historical perspective or from a dogmatic one. Timothy J. Wengert situates the history and the theology of this document within the practice and life of faith and so shows just how relevant the Confession's witness is for today's Lutheran parishes and their leaders.

Release date: 
December 3, 2019

In Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families, Second Edition, psychiatrists and pastoral theologians come together in an interdisciplinary, collaborative effort to ensure accuracy of information concerning the medical dimensions of mental illness, interpret these illnesses from a faith perspective, and make suggestions relative to effective ministry. Readers will learn how science and a faith tradition can not only co-exist but work in tandem to alleviate the pain of the afflicted and affected.

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November 5, 2019

Law and Theology offers the definitive account of the relationship between law and theology in the Christian tradition. Drawing on biblical texts and classic authors from the early church to the modern period, David W. Opderbeck, examines key legal questions and controversial case studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Opderbeck brings real-world cases to life, examining the ins and outs of the most important legal questions facing American civic and religious life.

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October 1, 2019

In this searing and personal book, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza bridges the gap between academia and activism, bringing the wisdom of the streets to the work of scholarship, all for the sake of marginalized communities. This interdisciplinary work draws on continental philosophy, queer theology, and critical class theory in accessible and artful ways that explain the project of activist theology. It breaks new ground and summons all to radical acts of labor to build bridges with difference.

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September 3, 2019

In this second of three volumes addressing Luther's outlaw God, Steven D. Paulson uses several biblical figures to illustrate Luther's understanding of law and gospel and what this means for preaching. With remarkable depth and clarity Paulson explores the question: Where do we find a gracious God? Luther's answer was: not in the law! Where then? Only in the publicly executed and hated God, Jesus Christ, hidden in the cross.

Todd H. Green (Author)
Release date: 
September 3, 2019

The Fear of Islam investigates the context of Western views of Islam and offers an introduction to the historical roots and contemporary causes of Islamophobia. In this second edition, Green brings the reader up to date, examining the Islamophobic rhetoric of the 2016 US presidential election, the ongoing success of populist movements in Europe, and the rise in anti-Muslim legislation and hate crimes on both sides of the Atlantic.

Release date: 
September 3, 2019

What is the relevance of comedy for the global crises of late-modernity and the theological critique thereof? This book develops recent philosophical, anthropological, and psychoanalytical studies of humor to develop a theology of comedy. It argues that comedy only participates in the divine, but that it should inform our liturgical, sacramental, and ecclesial life if we are to respond to the postmodern age in which having fun is an ideological imperative of market forces.

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