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AAR/SBL 2015

Fortress Press invites you to join us at the annual AAR/SBL conference in Atlanta from November 21-24!

Visit our booth for special promotions, information on new titles and series, textbook adoption guidance, author signings, and more! You're also invited to celebrate the year of publishing with Fortress Press at our annual reception event on Sunday, November 22. 

Fortress Press Sponsored Events

Homebrewed Christianity

Homebrewed Christianity Podcast with special guest Jürgen Moltmann
Friday, November 20, 2015 
7–9 p.m.
Brady Avenue Theater
999 Brady Ave. NW
Suite 10
Atlanta, GA 30318

Not attending AAR/SBL? Register to get access to the video stream for free!

SBLAAR

Society for Beer Lovers and Assorted Academic Research (SBLAAR) Reception 
Saturday, November 21, 2015
7–10 p.m.
​The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
353 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Moltmann

Jürgen Moltmann Book Signing
Sunday, November 22, 2015
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Fortress Press booth #1608

Fortress Press

Fortress Press Reception
Sunday, November 22, 2015
9–11 p.m.
Max Lager’s Wood-Fried Grill and Brewery
320 Peachtree Street. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

New Books: Bible

 Paul and His Recent Interpreters

Paul and His Recent Interpreters
By N. T. Wright
Paperback
ISBN: 9780800699642
Price: $39
Pages: 384

 

 The Creative Word, Second Edition: Canon as a Model for Biblical Education

The Creative Word, Second Edition: Canon as a Model for Biblical Education
By Walter Bruggemann (Author); Amy Erickson (Author of the Foreword)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451499582
Price: $29.00
Pages: 216

 

 Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods, Volume 2: The Archaeological Record from Cities, Towns, and Villages
Galilee in the Late Second Temple and Mishnaic Periods, Volume 2:
The Archaeological Record from Cities, Towns, and Villages
By David A. Fiensy and James Riley Strange (Editors)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451467420
Price: $69.00
Pages: 384
 

First Isaiah

First Isaiah
By J. J. M. Roberts (Author); Peter Machinist (Editor)
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780800660802
Price: $69.00​
Pages: 692
 

The Student Bible Atlas

The Student Bible Atlas
By Tim Dowley 
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506400105
Price: $12.99
Pages: 32
 

Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha

Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha
By Gale A. Yee (Editor); Hugh R. Page Jr. (Editor);
Matthew J.M. Coomber (Editor)
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780800699161
Price: $70.00
Pages: 1,050

 

 Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament

Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testament
By Margaret Aymer (Editor); Cynthia Briggs Kittredge (Editor);
David A. Sánchez (Editor)
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780800699178
Price: $50.00
Pages: 700
 

Paul: The Apostle's Life, Letters, and Thought

Paul: The Apostle's Life, Letters, and Thought
By E. P. Sanders
Paperback
ISBN: 9780800629564
Price: $39.00​
Pages: 608
 

Documents and Images for the Study of the Gospels: Third Edition

Documents and Images for the Study of the Gospels: Third Edition
By David R. Cartlidge and David L. Dungan
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451494372
Price: $44.00
Pages: 320
 

An Apocryphal God: Beyond Divine Maturity
An Apocryphal God: Beyond Divine Maturity
By Mark McEntire
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451470352
Price: $39.00
Pages: 296
 

The Social World of the Sages: An Introduction to Israelite and Jewish Wisdom Literature

The Social World of the Sages: An Introduction to Israelite and Jewish Wisdom Literature
By Mark R. Sneed
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451470369
Price: $44.00
Pages: 224
 

Paul within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle

Paul within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle
By Mark D. Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm (Editors) 
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451470031
Price: $39.00
Pages: 360
 

New Books: History

 The Annotated Luther, Volume 1: The Roots of Reform

The Annotated Luther, Volume 1: The Roots of Reform
By Timothy J. Wengert (Editor)
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781451462692
Price: $39.00
Pages: 592
 

 The Annotated Luther, Volume 2: Word and Faith

The Annotated Luther, Volume 2: Word and Faith
By Kirsi I. Stjerna (Editor)
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781451462708
Price: $39.00
Pages: 528
 

Atlas of the European Reformations

Atlas of the European Reformations
By Tim Dowley
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451499698
Price: $24.00
Pages: 160
 

 Luther Refracted: The Reformer's Ecumenical Legacy

Luther Refracted: The Reformer's Ecumenical Legacy
By Piotr J. Małysz and Derek R. Nelson (Editors)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451490381
Price: $44.00
Pages: 284
 

 Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther

Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther
By Timothy F. Lull and Derek R. Nelson
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451494150
Price: $44.00
Pages: 411

 

 The Honeycomb Scroll: Philipp Melanchthon at the Dawn of the Reformation

The Honeycomb Scroll: Philipp Melanchthon at the Dawn of the Reformation
By Gregory B. Graybill
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451497045
Price: $44.00
Pages: 370
 

True Faith in the True God: An Introduction to Luther's Life and Thought, Revised and Expanded Edition

True Faith in the True God: An Introduction to Luther's Life and Thought, Revised and Expanded Edition
By Hans Schwarz
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451490084
Price: $44.00
Pages: 300
 

 Introduction to the History of Christianity in the United States: Revised and Expanded Edition

Introduction to the History of Christianity in the United States:
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Nancy Koester
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451472059
Price: $49.00
Pages: 292

 

 Christian Thought in America: A Brief History

Christian Thought in America: A Brief History
By Hannah Schell and Daniel Ott 
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451487732
Price: $49.00
Pages: 340

A Church Undone: Documents from the German Christian Faith Movement, 1932-1940

A Church Undone: Documents from the German Christian Faith Movement, 1932-1940
By Mary M. Solberg
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451464726
Price: $59.00
Pages: 486
 

 

 Johannes Bugenhagen: Selected Writings, Volume I and Volume II
Johannes Bugenhagen: Selected Writings, Volume I and Volume II
By Kurt K. Hendel
​​Hardcover
ISBN: 9781451465556
Price: $70.00
Pages: 1,480
 


 

The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life of a Christian Symbol

The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life of a Christian Symbol
By Bruce W. Longenecker
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451490305
Price: $39.00
Pages: 244

 

Lutherans in America: A New History

Lutherans in America: A New History
By Mark Granquist
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451472288
Price: $60.00
Pages: 375

 

New Books: Theology

Discipleship

Discipleship
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author); Barbara Green (Translator); Reinhard Krauss (Translator); Geffrey B. Kelly (Author of the Introduction); Victoria J. Barnett (Editor)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506402703
Price: $16.99
Pages: 260
 

Life Together

Life Together
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author); Daniel W. Bloesch (Translator); Geffrey B. Kelly (Author of the Introduction); Victoria J. Barnett (Editor)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506402765
Price: $14.99
Pages: 120
 

Ethics

Ethics
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author); Reinhard Krauss (Translator); Charles C. West (Translator); Victoria J. Barnett (Editor); Clifford J. Green (Author of the Introduction)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506402727
Price: $16.99​
Pages: 380
 

Letters and Papers from Prison

Letters and Papers from Prison
By Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Author); Isabel Best (Translator); Lisa E. Dahill (Translator); Reinhard Krauss (Translator); Nancy Lukens (Translator); Barbara Rumscheidt (Translator); Martin Rumscheidt (Translator); John W. de Gruchy (Author of the Introduction); Victoria J. Barnett (Editor)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506402741
Price: $16.99
Pages: 540
 

 

 The Crucified God: 40th Anniversary Edition

The Crucified God: 40th Anniversary Edition
By Jürgen Moltmann (Author); Miroslav Volf (Author of the Foreword)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506402956
Price: $29.00​
Pages: 364
 

 

Systematic Theology: Volume 1, The Doctrine of God

Systematic Theology: Volume 1, The Doctrine of God
By Katherine Sonderegger
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781451482843
Price: $49.00
Pages: 539
 

The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann's Dialectical Theology

The Mission of Demythologizing: Rudolf Bultmann's Dialectical Theology
By David W. Congdon
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781451487923
Price: $99.00
Pages: 988
 

Sin Boldly!: Justifying Faith for Fragile and Broken Souls

Sin Boldly!: Justifying Faith for Fragile and Broken Souls
By Ted Peters
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451487688
Price: $44.00​
Pages: 480
 

 A Council for the Global Church: Receiving Vatican II in History

A Council for the Global Church: Receiving Vatican II in History
By Massimo Faggioli
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451472097
Price: $44.00​
Pages: 350
 

 The Dionysian Mystical Theology

The Dionysian Mystical Theology
By Paul Rorem
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451495829
Price: $39.00
Pages: 157
 

 There Is No Rose: The Mariology of the Catholic Church

There Is No Rose: The Mariology of the Catholic Church
By Aidan Nichols
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451484465
Price: $24.00
Pages: 187
 

 Joy and Human Flourishing: Essays on Theology, Culture, and the Good Life

Joy and Human Flourishing: Essays on Theology, Culture, and the Good Life
By Miroslav Volf and Justin E. Crisp (Editors) 
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451482072
Price: $39.00
Pages: 128
 

 The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America, Second Edition

The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America,
Second Edition
By Mark Lewis Taylor
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451492675
Price: $44.00
Pages: 320
 

 

Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God: Toward an Evangelical Theology of Participation

Jonathan Edwards and the Life of God:
Toward an Evangelical Theology of Participation
By W. Ross Hastings
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451487695
Price: $69.00​
Pages: 448
 

Thinking Theologically

Thinking Theologically
By Eric D. Barreto
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451483413
Price: $14.00
Pages: 100
 

New Books: Religious Studies

The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West

The Fear of Islam: An Introduction to Islamophobia in the West
By Todd H. Green
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451465495
Price: $24.00
Pages: 362
 

 To Whom Does Christianity Belong?: Critical Issues in World Christianity

To Whom Does Christianity Belong?: Critical Issues in World Christianity
By Dyron B. Daughrity
​​Paperback
ISBN: 9781451472271
Price: $29.00
Pages: 301
 

Philosophy: A Short, Visual Introduction

Philosophy: A Short, Visual Introduction
By Scott Paeth (Author); Joseph Novak (Illustrator)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451492378
Price: $14.99
Pages: 176
 

World History: A Short, Visual Introduction

World History: A Short, Visual Introduction
By Caitlin Corning (Author); Joseph Novak (Illustrator)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506402871
Price: $14.99
Pages: 176
 

Twenty Questions That Shaped World Christian History

Twenty Questions That Shaped World Christian History
By Derek Cooper
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451487718
Price: $19.00
Pages: 256
 

 A Textual History of Christian-Muslim Relations: Seventh–Fifteenth Centuries

A Textual History of Christian-Muslim Relations:
Seventh–Fifteenth Centuries
By Charles Tieszen
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451490268
Price: $44.00
Pages: 268
 

Thinking About Faith in God: How Belief Makes Science Possible

Thinking About Faith in God: How Belief Makes Science Possible
By Jonathan Clatworthy
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506400679
Price: $14.00
Pages: 124
 

African Theology on the Way: Current Conversations

African Theology on the Way: Current Conversations
By Diane B. Stinton
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451499643
Price: $34.00
Pages: 208
 

New Books: Theology for the People

Making Love with Scripture: Why the Bible Doesn’t Mean How You Think It Means

Making Love with Scripture:
Why the Bible Doesn’t Mean How You Think It Means
By Jacob D. Myers
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451499551
Price: $16.99
Pages: 176
 

51% Christian: Finding Faith after Certainty

51% Christian: Finding Faith after Certainty
By Mark Stenberg (Author); Nadia Bolz-Weber (Author of the Foreword); Joel Hodgson (Author of the Afterword)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506400198
Price: $16.99
Pages: 176
 

 Angry Like Jesus: Using His Example to Spark Your Moral Courage

Angry Like Jesus: Using His Example to Spark Your Moral Courage
By Sarah Sumner (Author); Halee Gray Scott (Author of the Foreword)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781506401850
Price: $16.99
Pages: 200
 

The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Jesus: Lord, Liar, Lunatic . . . Or Awesome?

The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Jesus:
Lord, Liar, Lunatic . . . Or Awesome?
By Tripp Fuller
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451499575
Price: $14.99​
Pages: 176
 

 Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim

Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of a Postmodern Pilgrim
By John D. Caputo (Author); Peter Rollins (Author of the Foreword)
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451499155
Price: $14.99
Pages: 224
 

Textbooks

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Second Edition

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: Second Edition
By John J. Collins
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451469233
Price: $65.00
Pages: 640
 

 Anatomy of the New Testament: Seventh Edition

Anatomy of the New Testament: Seventh Edition
By D. Moody Smith (Author); C. Clifton Black (Author); Robert A. Spivey (Author)
Paperback
ISBN: 9780800699710
Price: $60.00
Pages: 544
 

 The Bible: An Introduction, Second Edition

The Bible: An Introduction, Second Edition
By Jerry L. Sumney
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451469240
Price: $49.00
Pages: 464
 

Introduction to World Religions: Second Edition

Introduction to World Religions: Second Edition
By Tim Dowley (Editor); Christopher Partridge (General Editor)
Paperback
ISBN: 9780800699703
Price: $65.00
Pages: 496
 

 Introduction to the History of Christianity in the United States: Revised and Expanded Edition

Introduction to the History of Christianity in the United States:
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Nancy Koester
Paperback
ISBN: 9781451472059
Price: $49.00
Pages: 292

 

Fortress Author Sessions

AAR

Miroslav Volf
Session: A22-235
​Wildcard Session
​Theme: Moltmann and the Future of Theology
11-22-15
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The purpose of this session is to explore ways in which Moltmann's theology, both its style and content, can provide resources for revitalization of theology today.

Massimo Faggioli
Session: A21-139
Vatican II Studies Group
Theme: Catholicism vis-à-vis Modernity and Beyond: Religious Liberty, Other Faiths and “Signs of the Times”

11-21-15
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
At the 2015 AAR annual convention we discuss the ways in which the Declaration on religious freedom (Dignitatis Humanae) and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in modern and contemporary times (Gaudium et Spes) are emblematic of a new attitude of engagement with society, culture, and the religious other, on their reception and continuing significance in the context of the twentieth- and twenty first centuries.

Janice McRandal
Session: A21-215
Body and Religion Group
Theme: Body and Social Protests

11-21-15
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

This panel deals with body and social forms of protest: martyrdom, messages mediated though/by bodies, presences/absences of bodies in protests; bodies as sites of resistance, bodies as motivators/inhibitors of protest; bodies, protest and religious language; how religious language directs bodies to act in protests.

Kathryn Tanner / Rosemary Carbine
Session: A21-204
​Christian Systematic Theology Section
Theme: The Gift of Theology: The Contribution of Kathryn Tanner to Contemporary Theology

11-21-15
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

This panel acknowledges and celebrates some salient contributions to contemporary constructive Christian theology by Kathryn Tanner, and coincides with the release of an edited volume on Tanner’s work (Fortress Press, Fall 2015), which engages a wide range of topics in theology and ethics reflective of the scope of Tanner’s theology.

Jürgen Moltmann
Session: A21-231​
Open and Relational Theologies Group
Theme: Open and Relational Hope—with Jurgen Moltmann

11-21-15
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Paper presenters explore what open and relational theology might contribute to understanding hope. Jurgen Moltmann responds to papers.

Sameer Yadav
Session: A21-206
Philosophy of Religion Section
Theme: Emotion and Religious Experience

11-21-15
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

This session features papers by Evan Morse (Yale), Sameer Yadav (Westmont), Niki Clements (Rice), and Julian Perlmutter (Cambridge) on themes related to emotion and religious experience. See individual paper abstracts for details.

Namsoon Kang
Session: A21-302
Korean Religions Group
Theme: The Politics of Mourning: Religious Responses to the Sewol Ferry Tragedy

11-21-15
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

This roundtable will critically analyze and discuss religious and political issues after the Sewol ferry sinking disaster in Korea on April 16th, 2014.

Pamela Cooper-White
Session: A21-336
Tillich: Issues in Theology, Religion, and Culture Group
Theme: Tillich's Theological Legacies

11-21-15
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Fifty years ago, on October 22, 1965, Paul Tillich died, just days after having given his final public lecture. Consideration of the theological endeavor between then and now highlights how seminal his thought has been within the field of religion.

Ted Peters
Session: A21-337
Transhumanism and Religion Group
Theme: Transhumanism and the Enhancement of Religion

11-21-15
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

In this session technologies ranging from computer simulation to enhancement of the visual field will be related to the Transhumanist movement and associated religious questions.

Myk Habets
Session: A22-121
Bonhoeffer: Theology and Social Analysis Group and SBL Theological Interpretation of Scripture Group
Theme: Bonhoeffer as Theological Interpreter of Scripture

11-22-15
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This session investigates aspects of Bonhoeffer as a theological interpreter of Christian scripture. 

Katherine Sonderegger
Session: P22-107
Karl Barth Society of North America
Theme: Theological Theology - Engagements with the Work of John Webster

11-22-15
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

This panel explores various aspects of Webster's program for theological theology. The session concludes with a response from Webster.

Kirsi I. Stjerna
Session: A21-127
​Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Group
Theme: Women and the Reformation

11-21-15
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

The group engages the examination of women’s manifold responses to and contributions in the Reformations, broadly conceived. 

Session: A22-316
Martin Luther and Global Lutheran Traditions Group and Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Group
Theme: Christian Theology and Jewish Persecution with Martin Luther's Writing

11-22-15
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

To foster ongoing critical assessment of Christian theology and its responsibility in the persecution of the Jews, in the past or in the contemporary world, "Martin Luther and the Global Lutheran Traditions Group" and "Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide Group" sponsor papers re-addressing Martin Luther’s theology and its interpretation in light of the Holocaust.

 


 

SBL

For complete session information, please see the SBL 2015 Program Book.

Bruce Worthington
Session: S21-126
​Ideological Criticism
Theme: New Theoretical Perspectives

11-21-2015
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Vernon K. Robbins
Session: S21-115
Cognitive Linguistics in Biblical Interpretation; Mysticism, Esotericism, and Gnosticism in Antiquity
Theme: The Cognitive Differenc
e
11-21-2015
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Magnus Zetterholm
Session: S21-118
Early Jewish Christian Relations; Paul Within Judaism
Theme: Review of Paul within Judaism: Restoring the First-Century Context to the Apostle, Fortress 2015, ed. by Mark Nanos and Magnus Zetterholm

​11-21-2015
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Jerry Sumney
Session: S21-218
Disputed Paulines; Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity
Theme: Refining Rhetography; Review of Harry O. Maier, Picturing Paul in Empire: Imperial Image, Text and Persuasion in
Colossians, Ephesians and the Pastoral Epistles (Bloomsbury, 2013)

11-21-2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Roland Boer
Session: S21-219
Economics in the Biblical World
Theme: Land and Lend Tenure

11-21-2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Mark McEntire
Session: S21-223
Genesis
Theme: Primeval Narratives

11-21-2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Roland Charles
Session: S21-236
Paul and Politics
Theme: Paul, Empire, and the Politics of Interpretation

11-21-2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Simon J. Joseph
Session: S21-239​
Q
Theme: Was There a "Q Community"?

11-21-2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Greg Carey
Session: S21-242
Rhetoric and the New Testament; Speech and Talk in the Ancient Mediterranean World
Theme: Speech, Sight, and Space

11-21-2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Peter Machinist
Session: S21-253
Methods of Historiography in the Study of Ancient Israel and the Levant
Theme: Special Joint-Session with ASOR

Please especially note that the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) is hosting this session. It is located offsite in Windsor A at The InterContinental Buckhead-Atlanta.
11-21-2015
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Session: S21-327
Homiletics and Biblical Studies
Theme: The Preaching of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

11-21-2015
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Walter Brueggemann
Session: S21-328
Ideological Criticism
Theme: Review of Roland Boer, The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel (Westminster John Knox, 2015)

11-21-2015
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Vernon K. Robbins
Session: S21-343
Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity; Senses and Culture in the Biblical World
Joint Session With: Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity, Senses and Culture in the Biblical World
Theme: Beyond Sight: The Role of Non-Visual Senses in Rhetoric

11-21-2015
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

David Jacobson / Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries Series
Session: S22-124
Homiletics and Biblical Studies
Theme: Review of John by Karoline Lewis and Mark by David Schnasa Jacobsen in the Fortress Preaching Commentaries
Series

11-22-2015
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Fortress Commentary on the Bible
Session: S22-325
​John's Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient and Modern
Theme: Review Session, Fortress Commentary on the Bible, Apocalypses

11-22-2015
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Lee M. Jefferson
Session: S23-202
Art and Religions of Antiquity
Theme: Art and Empire

11-23-2015
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM