I wrote my friend Bobby K. over at Hendrickson about the amazing 14 volume hardback edition that CBD has announced for pre-order – inquiring as to the ‘why-ness’ of it all. He replied (and granted permission for me to quote him) –
The reason is that Continuum/T&T Clark granted Hendrickson a license to reprint the previous 14 vol set of the Church Dogmatics. It will be an economical hardcover edition. CBD’s price is a temporary pre-order price – I don’t know when they will stop it, but even when they do, I am sure the set will still be relatively inexpensive. We are thrilled to be able to do this and make Barth’s work accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of their financial situation.
I read a blog that someone (sorry no time to double check references) posing the idea that Dogmatics was going out of copyright. That is absolutely not the case. Continuum/T&T Clark will continue to produce their 31 volume “study edition” and Hendrickson will print the 14 volume economical hardcover edition.
And just to be as clear as possible- Hendrickson’s edition is the previous 14 volume edition edited by Torrance and Bromiley – NOT the newer “study edition” with Greek/Latin translated.
Fantastic! Who needs Latin and Greek translated anyway? A hearty THANKS to Hendrickson for doing this. Bobby’s right- it will make Barth’s fantastic Dogmatics available to a much wider audience than ever before- an audience that couldn’t possibly afford $1000 for it but can for a tenth the price.
Hendrickson really does have their head on straight when it comes to scholarly publishing. A certain Dutch publisher could learn a lot from them.