Thomas Nelson stops publication of David Barton’s “book”

The Thomas Nelson publishing company has decided to cease publication and distribution of David Barton’s controversial book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You’ve Always Believed about Thomas Jefferson, saying it has “lost confidence in the book’s details.” (See “The David Barton controversy,” Aug. 8.) (here)

Wonder if Barton is a martyr for this? Will the Becky-beck-beskistan-Beckster stop with the Barton circus?

Or, more than likely, Baron will sell his fantasy to others who simply believe what is written in a book unless it is a real book. Confused?

But, bully for Tommy N. Good job.

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).

17 thoughts on “Thomas Nelson stops publication of David Barton’s “book”

  1. Joel, I hope Mr. Beck, if this article is correct, does do that. And to Ken, I am a observer
    of Glennbeckistan who does not take lack of cred as a badge of honor

    1. Well, good for you.

      But I’ve heard Beck talk about the fact that Barton can’t get published in real journals as a sign that he’s too honest, and the Beckies that I know point to it as proof that “he’s shaking up the elites.”

      The real answer, of course, is that he can’t stand up to peer review and never has been able to. If Beck bothered to vet his guests (or “professors” at “Glenn Beck U.”) then he’d know the same thing and would have ignored Barton years ago. It’s not like this is really any worse than everything else Barton has been prattling about all along.

  2. Never heard of Barton until just recently. In the christian world there are people who do not follow God or Jesus that is normal. it shouldn’t be a shock to anyone. The trick is to stop pointing fingers at others and look at one’s own life and see that it is in align with true biblical teaching, then act accordingly.

  3. No I am just tired of your inability to grasp the simple points made. I do not agree with the publisher’s decision nor do I agree with Barton (with what little I know about him) but I think he has the right to be published like anyone esle. sometimes little nuggets can be found in the worst books.

  4. Obviously, you do not understand what I meant when I used the word ‘right’ and attached your own idea of it to my meaning. But then in this modern world I have come ot expect the jump to assumption not a seeking for clarification from people.

    Oh I understand civil rights quite well you just do not know how I used the word right. I would also use the word ‘right’ in that the publisher had the right to refuse publication on the basis of merit not public pressure.

    Sadly, too many modern people have been dumbed down over the last 30 years and discussion is almost useless as modern people do not grasp the English language very well.

    1. Translation: Everyone except you is just too stupid to communicate meaningfully.

      FYI, people who are really intelligent don’t need to tell everyone how smart they are. It shows in how they act.

      Your silly statements and constant insulting of those who disagree with you demonstrate exactly the reverse.

  5. “Oh I understand civil rights quite well you just do not know how I used the word right.”

    Dr. Tee, Permit me, a mere Master’s Degree student, to punctuate your run-on sentence sentence.

    Oh, I understand civil rights quite well. You just do not know how I use the word ‘right.’

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