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10945RE: [GTh] Gathercole and Robinson

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  • Judy Redman
    Aug 7, 2014
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      I continue to be amazed by the variation in the cost of books. The cheapest price I can find for a new copy of Gathercole’s commentary would cost me $275 to get to Australia. I could save about $30 by buying a second hand copy – I was actually surprised that a book published two months ago is available second-hand! I know that it is a fairly specialist area, but I also don’t understand why there is a need to publish in hard cover in this kind of area. I have borrowed paperback copies of many specialist texts from specialist theological libraries and they seem to stand up just fine to the amount of usage they receive, and more people would buy their own if they were less expensive.





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      From: gthomas@yahoogroups.com [mailto:gthomas@yahoogroups.com]
      Sent: Wednesday, 6 August 2014 3:59 AM
      To: gthomas@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [GTh] Gathercole and Robinson



      Back on June 5th, I noted the publication of Simon Gathercole's

      latest Thomas book, commenting that it was pricey (which seems

      to be synonymous with 'Brill'). While awaiting the expected SBL

      reprint, I came across an interview with Gathercole on Thomas at

      the Tyndale House site: http://tinyurl.com/gathercole


      Speaking of pricey/Brill, I take note here of James Robinson's latest:

      The Nag Hammadi Story: From the Discovery to the Publication.

      A huge book (in 2 volumes?) of over 1200 pages, it's priced at Brill

      for $500, but you can get it on Amazon for a paltry $408. Or get it

      from your university library (whose budget will have to increase if

      they keep buying Brill books.) I wonder if Robinson addresses

      Mark Goodacre's critique of the shifting story?



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