A few months ago I put the finishing touches on my Th.M thesis Creation Waits: A Study of the Epistle to the Romans 8.18-25. I found the writing/research to be a wonderful learning experience, but I wasn’t satisfied with the focus of the thesis. Rather, one of my supporting arguments for how I interpreted 8.18-25 proved to be more interesting than my main argument.
In one chapter I gave attention to a variety of places in Romans where I felt Paul’s argument was influenced by his interpretation of Genesis or at least the language and images of Genesis. I thought that there may be potential in further developing my research into something comparable in aim with J. Ross Wagner’s Heralds of the Good News: Paul and Isaiah in Concert in the Letter to the Romans where the author examines Paul’s use of Isaiah in Romans.
I proposed my idea to a local publisher down in Eugene, Wipf and Stock. We are working on the contract details now!
The book should be titled Creation Waits: Paul’s Use of the Book of Genesis in the Epistle to the Romans. If all goes well it will be released in 2013.
Pray for me!
I’m really excited for you Brian…this is AWESOME!
Congratulations, Bryan. That’s wonderful news.
Look forward to reading it, Brian!
Hope this works out for you! I’ve wanted to do something similar with my Th.M thesis, though it’s probably not quite as scholarly as yours is. Did you find the process (so far) to be smooth? What advice would you have for others?
Congrats! Looking forward to reading it, too.
Wipf and Stock is nice because they give you a form asking questions that is easy to fill out. They tell you what they want to know. Since I didn’t have a PhD they asked for someone to vouch for me so Marc Cortez wrote on my behalf. If you do something like this I recommend preparing a simple explanation of the book, a list of sample chapters, and having someone ready to vouch for you.
Sounds like a great read! Will look forward to it. I will remember you in prayer.
Praying for you, would love to read it
Brian, that is fantastic news. I’m absolutely delighted for you! Congrats!
Are you going to adorn the cover with Adam and Eve … with strategically placed apples and fig leaves?
(Congrats! Great News!)
Hopefully I don’t have to worry about the cover!
If you have any influence … everyone knows ‘sex sells’.
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