I will no longer be blogging on Mark’s Gospel, Lucan and Roman Rhetoric #bookdeal


Because I have an offer for publication for my proposal of “Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark.” Once the contract is signed, I’ll let you know who and when, etc… (Not, the deal is not signed yet, as I am waiting on at least one more decision by a publisher before I decide what to do.)


This weekend, I will have removed most of my posts dealing with this subject.

I do recommend several books.

Anything by Adam Winn (he has two – get the second one if you can’t get both). Get the Lucan book by Shadi Bartsch. As much as I disagree with his conclusions, Dennis MacDonald is a must read on mimesis as well.

And then, save your money for mine.

Once this book is done, I hope to implore another publisher to allow me to write a book on Living Mark’s Gospel Today, in which Mark is presented as an active Gospel for today’s situations.

I’m also talking with another publisher about another project removed from all of this.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

13 thoughts on “I will no longer be blogging on Mark’s Gospel, Lucan and Roman Rhetoric #bookdeal

  1. Congratulations! I look forward to seeing it in print. I had just read your interview-style post on Lucan and John Mark yesterday but never got around to looking for your other posts on the topic. Too late, I guess. That’s the price to be paid for publishing.

  2. While not sure about the subject matter, as I’ve not followed it, congrats on the book deal.
    Our differing journeys will not keep me from rejoicing in the blessings you enjoy.

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