What Do the London Times, The Society of Biblical Literature, and Prometheus Books Have in Common? Lil Ole Me.

Here are some exciting developments for this no-name first time author...

The London Times Religion editor is going to review my book soon. He wrote:
"The role of science in bringing – or not bringing – us to the threshold of religious belief is discussed in The Future of Atheism (SPCK) and other new books such as John Loftus’s Why I Became an Atheist (Prometheus Books) and David Ramsay Steele’s Atheism Explained (Open Court). Watch out, too, for a different kind of work – I Don’t Believe in Atheists (Continuum) by Chris Hedges, a journalist on the New York Times. Though himself an unbeliever, Hedges has harsh things to say about some of religion’s contemporary despisers. He warns that the science-religion debate is far from resolved, and that fundamentalism does not infect one side of the argument alone. The TLS will carry reviews of all these books in the near future."
Here's the Link.

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Along with Dr. Hector Avalos I've been invited to the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in New Orleans to be on a panel discussing Bill Maher's Religulous movie.

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Prometheus Books just gave me the initial approval for a book of chapters I proposed to edit by people such as Drs. Hector Avalos, David Eller, John Beversluis, Richard Carrier, Valerie Tarico, Robert M. Price, along with Harry McCall, Dan Barker, Edward T. Babinski, Matthew Green, yours truly, and some others. More on this later but not now.

6 comments:

Teleprompter said...

Andrew,

Drop me a line when the London Times decides to review your book.

Somehow, it doesn't seem probable.

John W. Loftus said...

Andrew is banned and he knows it, so if he comments further please don't respond. His comments get deleted. But thanks anyway teleprompter.

Eric said...

Congratulations, John!

Maybe after that review in The London Times is published, the folks on the other side of the pond (and elsewhere) will stop taking that former Oxford professor so seriously when he talks about atheism...

David said...

This is just a point of information for those readers who don't have a British background: Despite its misleading name, the Times Literary Supplement is a stand-alone publication, not part of The Times, though it is one of several publications owned by The Times. In prestige and clout, the Times Literary Supplement is comparable to The New York Review of Books, and its international following is probably even greater, so being reviewed there is a big deal, perhaps more so than being reviewed in The Times would be. There is no other British literary review that even comes close. So I was just as delighted as John Loftus to see that the TLS is planning to review my book as well as his. (I am the author of Atheism Explained.)

John W. Loftus said...

David, thanks for commenting! The way I figure it is that even if his review isn't exactly positive, he wouldn't choose unimportant books to review. And that's a compliment to both of us!

Cheers!

David said...

It seems Mr. Shortt must have a pretty flexible interpretation of the term "near future".