Logos publishing academic theses now?

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 26 2013 8:45 AM

I've seen a few titles show up in pre-pub over the last few months that are published by Logos Bible Software, and are quite obviously people's academic theses. For example,

http://www.logos.com/product/16620/the-end-of-the-matter-understanding-the-epilogue-of-ecclesiastes (check out the sample pages from the print edition)

Another one I'm guessing is also a thesis is this:

http://www.logos.com/product/33502/rethinking-david-and-goliath

And I've seen two or three others along the way, I think, though I can't find them again.

I'm wondering if we could possibly have some sort of indication that this is the provenance of such titles? Either a sentence in the product description, or something in the metadata (Subject field?).

Not that being a thesis necessarily degrades these in quality or value to have in Logos. On the contrary I might specifically be looking for academic works that are of that level of depth as I build up a collection or do a library search. So it could be useful to filter my library by subject:thesis, for example.

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Todd Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 8:56 AM

I would also add this one: http://www.logos.com/product/6078/the-resurrected-servant-in-isaiah

Of course, many academic books (from various publishers) start out as theses, and they are rarely labelled as such (though the preface sometimes indicates it).  Theses are often written in a wooden style because of style requirements from universities and journals.  A good conversion of a thesis to a book often requires a rewrite.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 8:59 AM

Todd Phillips:
Of course, many academic books (from various publishers) start out as theses, and they are rarely labelled as such.

Good point.

I'd still like to come up with a list of them as they come out, so I can tag them personally. So if others know of other titles or notice them being released, maybe we could point them out in this thread.

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 8:59 AM

Rosie Perera:
I've seen a few titles show up in pre-pub over the last few months that are published by Logos Bible Software, and are quite obviously people's academic theses. For example,

I might also add

Maiers, Brian. The Collision of Early Christianity and Judaism in Revelation 11. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2013.

I would consider it to not be well done and totally misleading.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 9:37 AM

Another one:

Augustine versus Luther on Sin, Sexuality, and Salvation

It appears that Lexham Press is an imprint Logos is using for these, so I searched for publisher:Lexham on the Logos website; there are only two so far: the one George found and this one.

This also suggests the possibility that any of us users who have written theses for our graduate theological degrees might want to consider approaching Logos to see if we could get them published. Of course we could always distribute them freely as PBs, but maybe there would be a nickel or a dime to be had per copy sold if we published it through Lexham Press, and we could apply our earnings towards more Logos resources. Wink

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Beloved | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 9:58 AM

George Somsel:
I might also add

Gordon Clark's  http://www.logos.com/product/17534/the-word-hesed-in-the-hebrew-bible it's quite expensive as a standalone work,but, is available in a bundle.

As a wish, I would request the dissertation of Katharine Doob Sakenfeld  http://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Hesed-Hebrew-Bible-Inquiry/dp/1579109276/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374856865&sr=1-3&keywords=hesed 

I already have a physical copy of Nelson Glueck's dissertation http://www.amazon.com/Hesed-Bible-Nelson-Glueck/dp/1610971248/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374857618&sr=1-1&keywords=hesed so, unless I could get a great deal, I would pass.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 26 2013 10:08 AM

Beloved:
Gordon Clark's  http://www.logos.com/product/17534/the-word-hesed-in-the-hebrew-bible it's quite expensive as a standalone work,but, is available in a bundle.

I suppose most of the JSOT monographs started out as someone's thesis.

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 28 2013 7:45 PM

Todd Phillips:

Of course, many academic books (from various publishers) start out as theses, and they are rarely labelled as such (though the preface sometimes indicates it).  Theses are often written in a wooden style because of style requirements from universities and journals.  A good conversion of a thesis to a book often requires a rewrite.

Agreed, many theses are a delight to cite, but a bore to read. With the requirement of demonstrating "wider reading" and "analytical skill", it's common to find theses that are just trying to be cute, encumbered with a lot of longish words.

I agree with Rosie. Logos works that are basically theses in unaltered form, should be tagged as such.

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