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Engagements with Abrahamic Religions

How do the three great "Abrahamic faiths"—Judaism, Christianity, Islam—relate to each other? How do they differ? What social, political, and religious issues face these traditions as they encounter each other in shared spaces across the globe? What does this tradition of faiths share with other faith traditions? Ours is a religious world, and in an ever-increasing globalized context, understanding each other is essential. At the heart of this enterprise is seeing our distinct religious traditions as a family—a shared heritage with differences that can be celebrated around common practices of reading texts, worshipping, and living together.

Fortress Press is proud to be an active partner in this task of engagement and understanding. We are committed to providing key textbooks (Religions of the World; The Emergence of Islam) and resources (The Qur’an; Islam; A Textual History of Christian Muslim Relations) for students and course use in religious studies; publishing for readers of all kinds clear, constructive guides to contemporary issues facing the religious traditions, directed toward finding helpful, healing solutions to living together (The Fear of Islam; Comprehending Christian Zionism; Mapping Exile and Return); to innovative, thoughtful, comparative scholarship, testing the differences and synergies between the great traditions (Was Jesus a Muslim?; Soundings in the Religion of Jesus; Rethinking Early Christian Identity; Paul within Judaism; Interpreting Abraham; The Immanent Divine). In these offerings, Fortress Press aims to facilitate understanding and walking in faith together.


Charles Tieszen (Author)
Release date: May 1, 2015

In this important project, Charles Tieszen provides a collection of primary theological sources devoted to the formational period of Christian-Muslim relations.

Maia Kotrosits (Author)
Release date: February 1, 2015
Maia Kotrosits challenges the contemporary notion of "early Christian literature," showing that a number of texts usually so described are not particularly interested? in a distinctive Christian identity. By appealing to trauma studies and diaspora theory and giving careful attention to the dynamics within these texts, she shows that this sample of writings offers complex reckonings with chaotic diasporic conditions and the transgenerational trauma of colonial violence.
Mark D. Nanos (Editor), Magnus Zetterholm (Editor)
Release date: January 1, 2015
These chapters explore a number of issues in the contemporary study of Paul raised by questing what it means to read Paul from within Judaism? rather than supposing that he left the practice and promotion of living Jewishly behind after his discovery of Jesus as Christ (Messiah). This is a different question to those which have driven the "New Perspective" over the last thirty years, which still operates from many traditional assumptions about Paul's motives and behavior, viewing them as inconsistent with and critical of Judaism.
Robert O. Smith (Editor), Göran Gunner (Editor)
Release date: October 1, 2014
This work brings together an international consortium of scholars and researchers to reflect on the network of issues and topics surrounding the issue of Christian Zionism.
Bradley Beach (Editor), Matthew Powell (Editor)
Release date: February 1, 2014
The text presents a collection of essays that reflect upon the narrative of God's command to Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac in Genesis 22.