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In the Fortress Commentary on the Bible, a team of six scholar editors and seventy contributors provide clear and concise commentary on key sense units in each book of the Old Testament, Apocrypha, and New Testament. Each unit is explored through the lenses of three levels of commentary based on critical questions. The result is a commentary that is comprehensive and useful for gaining insights on the texts for preaching, teaching, and research.

Fortress Press is excited to announce The Annotated Luther series, featuring seventy-five of Luther’s most essential writings in six volumes. Some new translations will be included along with updated translations based on Luther’s Works, American Edition. These volumes will be an essential reference tool for students at all levels, as well as an engaging and accessible resource for pastors and interested lay readers who want to explore and teach Luther and his writings with greater depth and clarity.

This accessible volume includes modern general studies of Galilee and of Galilean history, as well as specialized studies on taxation, ethnicity, religious practices, road systems, trade and markets, education, health, village life, houses, and the urban-rural divide.

Join author, scholar, and theologian Paula Gooder on a spiritual journey through the year!

Whether you are a new professor choosing books for the first time or an experienced educator looking for what’s new in the field, Fortress Press has you covered.

What is the Bible? How did it get to us? Why are translations so different? And what influence has the Bible had on culture? From its very first pages, The Bible: An Introduction, Second Edition offers clear answers to the most basic questions that first-time students and curious inquirers bring to the Bible.

John J. Collins’s Introduction to the Hebrew Bible is one of the most reliable and widely adopted critical textbooks at undergraduate and graduate levels alike, and for good reason. Enriched by decades of classroom teaching, it is aimed explicitly at motivated students regardless of their previous exposure to the Bible or faith commitments.

Incorporating the accuracy and readability of the first edition of this highly acclaimed text, Dowley has enhanced the second edition with new contributions.

A leading textbook for world religion, this new edition is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion, provides broad coverage of diverse religions, and offers an arresting layout with rich illustrations.

Theology for the People is just that: It’s theology, broadly conceived, and it’s for the people—that is, for everyone.

A fascinating introduction to the historical roots and contemporary anxiety regarding Islam within the Western world.

Mapping the Tradition is a new series of brief, compact guides to pivotal thinkers in Christian history.

Christianity is a global religion! In a world where Christianity is growing everywhere but the West, the Understanding World Christianity series offers a fresh, readable orientation to Christianity around the world.

The Shapers of Modern Theology series introduces students to the formation and development of modern Christian theology through a guided study of pivotal figures and movements in the 19th and 20th centuries. Each volume contains a representative selection of key writings, cutting-edge commentary, and detailed introductory and concluding articles.

Volumes in the Ad Fontes series, from Fortress Press, are an ideal guide for students of early Christianity whether in a class setting or in personal study. Ad Fontes volumes are arranged thematically and cover both foundational topics, such as Trinity and Christology, and broader themes such as wealth and poverty, and worship and liturgy.

Emerging Scholars is a curated, selective dissertation series dedicated to highlighting innovative and creative projects from new scholars in the fields of biblical studies, theology, and Christian

The Hermeneia commentary series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible.

N. T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars.

Featuring the acclaimed DBWE translation and adapted for a more accessible format, the new Reader's Edition volumes include supplemental material from DBWE general editor and insightful introductions by Bonhoeffer scholars which clarify the theological meaning and importance of his work.

Homebrewed Christianity Podcast brings you the best nerdy audiological ingredients so you can brew your own faith and has quickly become the top theology podcast in the world. Now, Homebrewed Christianity is partnering with Fortress Press to bring you a brand new series—guides to everything you ever needed to know about theology and the Christian tradition! 

Reading the Bible in the 21st Century introduces contemporary biblical scholarship to students and other interested readers, showing how each of the various approaches current today is a strategic interaction with the biblical text, and inviting the reader to try it out.

Renewal: Conversations in Catholic Theology is a series of books and collected essay volumes oriented around reshaping and rethinking interpretation of the historical roots, theological impetus, and the subsequent reception of the Second Vatican Council. 

Fortress Press is excited to announce a new collection of textbooks introducing the major components of the Hebrew Bible. Written for undergraduate students in elective courses or for seminary students in survey courses on parts of the Hebrew Bible, these books provide fresh, student-friendly explorations to the biblical writings and to contemporary scholarship on them. Titles will release between 2016 and 2018.

The International Study Guides series highlights the scholarship, wisdom, and insight of scholars working in global contexts. Ranging across theology, Bible, and Christian history, each volume is brief in length, accessible in tone, and provides insights from a global perspective.