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Release date: 
July 1, 2016

Bipolar Faith is both spiritual autobiography and a memoir of mental illness. In this powerful book, Monica A. Coleman shares her life-long dance with trauma, depression, and the threat of death. Coleman offers a rare account of how the modulated highs of bipolar II can lead to professional success, while hiding a depression that even her doctors rarely believed. Only as she was able to face her illness was she able to live faithfully with bipolar. And in the process, she discovered a new and liberating vision of God.

Daniel A. Rober (Author)
Release date: 
June 3, 2016

Recognizing the Gift puts twentieth-century Catholic theological conversations on nature and grace, particularly those of Henri de Lubac and Karl Rahner, into dialogue with Continental philosophy, notably the thought of Jean-Luc  Marion and Paul Ricoeur. It thus argues for a theology of nature and grace in terms of recognition of the gift, drawing out the reciprocal and political nature of recognition in opposition to those, including Marion, who would seek to avoid politics and reciprocity as a proper avenue of inquiry for theology.

A. Andrew Das (Author)
Release date: 
June 1, 2016

Much recent scholarship on Paul has searched for implicit narratives behind Paul's scriptural allusions. A. Andrew Das reviews six proposals for "grand thematic narratives" behind the logic of Galatians: the covenant; the influx of nations to Zion; Isaac's near sacrifice; the Spirit as cloud in the wilderness; the Exodus; and the imperial cult. Das weighs each of these proposals exegetically and finds them wanting, examples of what Samuel Sandmel famously labeled "parallelomania." Das reflects on the risks of seeking comprehensive stories behind Paul's letters and offers a path forward. 

Release date: 
June 1, 2016

Timothy J. Wengert shows Luther’s Treatise on Good Works to be one of the clearest introductions to Luther’s reforming work and theology. Luther’s goal was to commend a new, down-to-earth piety to all Christians through a radically different meaning of good works that would transform the way believers practiced their faith.

Release date: 
June 1, 2016

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.

Frank C. Senn (Author)
Release date: 
June 1, 2016

Embodied Liturgy marks a “return to the body” in thinking about Christian liturgy and sacramental practice. With the body as a primary focus, the volume explores the crucial content of liturgical theology, examining the offices of prayer, the church’s liturgical calendar, sacraments and sacramental theology, word and sacramental liturgy, ritual studies, music and art, and cultural issues.

Release date: 
June 1, 2016

Current scholarly debate over the historical character of David's rule generally considers the biblical portrait to represent David as king of Judah first, and subsequently ...

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