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Paul Wallace (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2019

In Love and Quasars, Paul Wallace shows how faith and science are pitted against one another, and he explains how the standard ways of reconciling them don't work. He then proposes a reasonable, thoughtful approach that will appeal to Christians and students of science alike. Readable and wise, Love and Quasars is an indispensable resource for people who wonder if faith and science can coexist.

 

Crystal L. Hall (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2019

Insights from Reading the Bible with the Poor provides a spirited introduction to methodologies and strategies for reading the Bible “from below.” Drawing on the lineage of various methods of reading the Bible with the poor, the book invites poverty and biblical study into dialogue with real-world organizing to seek justice for those most often treated as “Other.”  For any reader interested in community organizing as well as students of the Bible.

Release date: 
October 1, 2019

In the second edition of this well-known textbook, Mark Allen Powell offers an accessible and trustworthy introduction to the contents, structure, and themes of the New Testament Gospels. Written as an basic introduction for Gospels courses at the undergraduate to early seminary level, Powell surveys the genre of the Gospels, their political, religious, and social worlds, and key methods of approaching early Christian texts. This second edition features a new chapter on the historical Jesus.

Anna M. Madsen (Author)
Release date: 
October 1, 2019

Author Anna M. Madsen's book is a fresh and challenging look at the legacy of Martin Luther and the new reformation that is calling people of faith to action today. She makes a compelling case that justice, anchored in justification, is our new Reformation moment, one not inconsistent with Luther's theology, but weighted differently to address the different weighty concerns of our day. A study guide is included to encourage group conversation and action.

Release date: 
September 17, 2019

Most of us are going through the motions when it comes to faith, believing we've found all the relevant answers to life's questions. When we make certainty and correct belief the end goal of faith, we miss out on the chance to know God more deeply. Our questions and doubts, push us closer to a God we can actually believe in--rather than further from a God we think we can contain.

Kim-kwong Chan (Author)
Release date: 
September 3, 2019

The Understanding World Christianity series is organized geographically, by nation and region. Noted experts, in most cases native to the area of focus, present a balanced history of Christianity and a detailed discussion of the faith as it is lived today. This volume on China is an ideal introduction for anyone who wishes to know how Christianity is lived in the Chinese context.

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 not 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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