Whenever I am faced with the decision of whether or not to buy a new book, I employ a tried-and-tested method. I ask myself the following question:
“Is this book a game-changer?”
Notice that I used the present tense. I don’t ask, “was.” I want to spend my hard-earned money on books that changed the direction of study in a particular sub-discipline of biblical studies, and that continue to exert an influence.
Although in the past I had to learn this lesson the hard way (I still have far too many unread and less-than-significant books on my shelves from previous SBL meetings), T&T Clark has taken the initiative to hand-select some of the most significant monographs of the past few decades.
Welcome to the T&T Clark Cornerstone Series, Part 1:
In this first offering of 15 volumes on Logos (there are a total of over 40), you will find the most paradigm-shifting books of the last few decades in a range of subdisciplines within biblical studies and theology. This includes authors such as Francis Watson, John Webster, Judith Lieu, David Horrell, Stanley Hauerwas, and Larry Hurtado.
What makes the Cornerstone editions so special and worthy of purchase on Logos, is the extras. You could buy the originals, surely, but in the T&T Clark editions you get additional essays by the original authors, expanded introductions, and in Logos, a fully hyperlinked and tagged resource that integrates with the rest of your Logos library.
If you are serious about knowing the current state of play and trajectory of biblical studies and theology;
if you want to read the very best authors from biblical scholarship;
if you want to situate your own research within the complex and sometimes crowded field of biblical studies;
then begin building your Cornerstone collection, and make these volumes first pick off the shelf.