Monday, February 15, 2016

Update on the book: Estimated publication date, etc!

John Everett Millais, "The Hidden Treasure"

As I noted in a blog post last week, I turned in the book manuscript and am now working on obtaining copyright/permissions for the images and texts that I use in the book that are beyond "fair use" or not in the public domain. I am waiting to hear back from a number of institutions, but I already have more than half of the images I want/need.

In the meantime, I have received additional information about the book. The title is till tentative, so I won't say anything about that, but here are some other estimates about the book's publication:

The volume is scheduled to appear in February 2017. It will be approximately 304 pages, will be a paperback, and the estimated price is $27.99 (cheap!).

Here is the Table of Contents as it now appears in the manuscript so that you can see how wide-ranging the interpretations are:

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: The Afterlives of Jesus’ Parables in Antiquity (to 500 CE)
The Gospel of Philip
Clement of Alexandria
John Chrysostom
Macrina the Younger
Ephrem the Syrian
The Good Shepherd in Early Christian Art
Oil lamp (3rd Century)
Roman catacombs
Dura Europos house church
Illuminations from the Rossano Gospels 
Byzantine mosaics; S. Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy.
Romanos the Melodist

Chapter 2: The Afterlives of Jesus’ Parables in the Middle Ages (ca. 500–1500 CE)
Gregory the Great
Sahih al-Bukhari
Wazo of Liège
The Golden Gospels of Echternach
Hildegard of Bingen
Chartres Cathedral
Thomas Aquinas
John Gower
Antonia Pulci
Albrecht Dürer

Chapter 3: The Afterlives of Jesus’ Parables in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Martin Luther
Anna Jansz of Rotterdam
John Calvin
John Maldonatus
William Shakespeare
Domenico Fetti
George Herbert
Roger Williams
John Bunyan

Chapter 4: The Afterlives of Jesus’ Parables in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
William Blake
Søren Kierkegaard
Frederick Douglass
Fanny Crosby
Leo Tolstoy
John Everett Millais
Emily Dickinson
Charles Spurgeon
Adolf Jülicher

Chapter 5: The Afterlives of Jesus’ Parables in Antiquity in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Thomas Hart Benton
Parables and the Blues (Robert Wilkins)
Flannery O’Connor
Martin Luther King, Jr
Latin American Receptions
Peasants from Solentiname / José Arana
Elsa Tamez
David Flusser
Octavia Butler
Thich Nhat Hanh


Appendix: Descriptions of the Parables cited in the Interpretations


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