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Justice and Peace

"If you want peace, work for justice": the slogan is meant to sum up the biblical teaching on their inseparability. What does the Bible say about the imperative to "do justice"? How should we realize that imperative in our complex world with its many and often contradictory demands? What role should people of faith take in seeking social and economic justice in the public sphere?

Fortress authors explore violence in the Bible; the message of Jesus and Augustine, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, the wealth of the Catholic and Protestant traditions, prophetic voices regarding Palestine, and more.


The Executed God
Release date: November 1, 2015

The new edition of Mark Lewis Taylor’s award-winning The Executed God is both a searing indictment of the structures of “Lockdown America” and a visionary statement of hope. 

Release date: August 1, 2015

We live in an age in which economic, ecological, and political crises are not the exception, but the rule. The Cold War polarities that shaped an earlier "political exegesis" have been replaced; increasingly, crisis is the engine of a global "turbo-capitalism."

Will Stalder (Author)
Release date: June 1, 2015

Stalder asks how Palestinian Christians have read the Old Testament in the period before and under the British Mandate and in light of the foundation of the modern State of Israel. He outlines a future hermeneutic that respects religious communities without writing off the Old Testament prematurely.

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.
Release date: February 1, 2015

Gandolfo constructs a theological anthropology that begins with the condition of human vulnerability as a site to answer why human beings experience and inflict terrible suffering. This volume argues that vulnerability is a dimension of human existence that causes us great anxiety, which forms the basis for violence but also affords the possibility of human openness to the redemptive work of divine love.