Posted on December 9, 2009 by Matt
I just got the mail. Man, it is cold out there today. Anyway, the book from Southwestern Journal of Theology came today. I mentioned a few posts back that I will be doing a review for them, so I’m happy to see how quickly the book got here.
It’s The Gospel of John and Christian Theology. Originally I thought that Richard Bauckham and Carl Mosser were the authors of this book. Well, I should’ve paid more attention because I came to find out that they are the editors of it, and there are many other contributors to note including D. Jeffrey Bingham, the late Martin Hengel, Jürgen Moltmann, and Rowan Williams. I’m especially looking forward to Hengel’s paper, “The Prologue of the Gospel of John as the Gateway to Christological Truth.” All in all this should be an interesting book.
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Posted on December 7, 2009 by Matt
Now, I know what you’re probably thinking: Matt’s got another book review he’s about to post on his blog. Well, you’d be wrong (although I hope to have one up here in the next week). The review I’m referring to in the title is for an academic journal.
Yes, yes. I have been approved to review a book for a journal. This will be my first time reviewing for such a thing, so it is obviously not for one of the higher ranking journals (so far I’ve been turned down by six higher ranking ones, but I had to try, you know?). This book review will be for Southwestern Journal of Theology. The book? The Gospel of John and Christian Theology by Richard Bauckham and Carl Mosser.
However, I have a question for those in the know. Since I have been approved to do this review, does that mean that when it is completed (I have three months) it will be published? Or is that something that will be determined later?
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Posted on November 30, 2009 by Matt
Per some advice in my previous post, I looked at several academic journals yesterday while my wife was grocery shopping. I emailed those journals book review editors to see about the possibility of doing a book review for them. Of course I knew that I would have some rejections. In fact, I’m certain that many will reject me since I have not published before and am but a lowly ThM student (or soon to be ThM student anyway).
When I woke up today I saw that I had received some emails from a few of those editors I was happy to read them. Of five journals I’ve heard back from, four have rejected me or placed my name in their file. Ok, I expected that. After all, I’m not in a PhD program yet. However, one has invited me to take a look at their available books and seems happy to have me review for them! That is great news!
I’ll let you know who this journal is as time goes on and it seems more definite. In the meantime, I’m still waiting to hear back from ten other journals. Perhaps there will be one or two more in there that will accept me. We shall see.
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Posted on November 28, 2009 by Matt
I’ve just got a couple of quick questions for anyone out there. I’d like to start writing articles and book reviews for academic journals at some point. Which journals should I write for? How difficult is it to get accepted to those journals? Any processes that I will need to go through?
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Posted on November 13, 2009 by Matt
Be sure to drop by Michael Halcomb’s blog. He has managed to collect thirty-nine papers to be present at SBL. Feel free to peruse them and get ready for next week. And for those of us who won’t be going, this and the tweets from those who are going will have to suffice.
HT: Ecce Homo
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Posted on October 27, 2009 by Matt
The new JBL is out today. I got an email a little while ago that told me I could view it online. I honestly forgot that I had this option (I’m still a newbie in SBL). I don’t care to pay extra for a print copy, so this works out nicely. I’m looking forward to reading a few of the articles in this edition (and exploring some older articles now that I know I can). One article from the new issue that I’m going to read soon is “The Messianic Whippersnapper: Did Jesus Use a Whip on People in the Temple (John 2:15)?” by N. Clayton Croy. Should be good.
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Posted on October 14, 2009 by Matt
This is a different type of “Just in.” Normally I post books I get for review in this kind of post. This time I’m letting you know that I just got the latest edition of JETS.
When I pulled it out of the mailbox I actually thought it was some catalog and didn’t look at it too closely until now. So, I am very pleased to have some more reading material, although not for review.
The articles I’m looking forward to the most are “The Order of the Books in the Greek Old Testament” by Greg Goswell, and “The Fulfillment of the Law’s Dikaioma: Another Look at Romans 8:1-4″ by Kevin McFadden. I’m sure these articles bring up new topics to blog about.
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Posted on October 4, 2009 by Matt
Everyone’s got a favorite academic journal. There are so many out there to choose from (JBL, JETS, HTR, CBQ, etc). Which one do you find yourself looking forward to reading from the most? Why is that?
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