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Exegesis Resources: Publishers

Why the publisher matters

In doing academic work, you want to make sure that the books and journals you are using have a high, scholarly standard.  One indication of this is the publisher.  Besides commercial academic publishers (Routledge, Brill), there are publishers sponsored by scholarly associations (Society of Biblical Literature, National Association of Professors of Hebrew) and university presses (Yale, Oxford).  In the field of religious studies, there are also publishers sponsored by denominations.  Being aware of denomination-publisher links is important when one is doing research in areas that may have perspectives that vary across denominations.

Publishers in Religious Studies

The following are reputable publishers who specialize in Religious Studies texts:

  • Abingdon Press (United Methodist)
  • Anchor Bible
  • Augsburg Fortress (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)
  • Baker Book House
  • Chalice Press (Disciples of Christ)
  • Condordia (Lutheran)
  • E.J. Brill/Leiden
  • Eerdmans Publishing Co.
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Hendrickson Publishers
  • Judson Press (American Baptist)
  • Liturgical Press (Roman Catholic)
  • Morehouse Group/Trinity Press (Episcopalian)
  • Paulist Press (Roman Catholic)
  • Pilgrim Press (United Church of Christ)
  • Routledge
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • University Presses, i.e. Oxford, Chicago, Duke
  • Westminster John Knox (Presbyterian Church USA)
  • Zondervan Publishers
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