I am a Masters’ Student at a Seminary. With a book deal. With Wipf and Stock.
Granted, publishing a book doesn’t make me an expert, but this will not be a novel, or other lite-fare. I intend this to be a dissertation-lite monograph.
So, here is the deal. I actually want to always be a student. No, not a life time college student, but a student of those whom I respect, even if they haven’t published a book as of yet.
I am seeking a few directed studies courses, from a favorite professor of mine. I still want to be taught.
That’s my thought all day today. How do I remain a student, if, even, one day I will be a scholar?
My other thought was about the introduction. I am afraid that it mirrors too strongly Dr. Winn’s introduction to his book. Of course, I go further, but in particular, I cover the faults, as I see them, in source, form, and redaction criticism. I also cover rhetorical criticism and urge that mimetic criticism will fit neatly into Narrative Criticism, but make use of form. Of course, this may just be some jitters.
I consider plagiarism next to blasphemy. So, I am being careful. Not sure yet if I will change it, but it is as it is.
Next week, I will be working on getting to 35000 words. That is about half way. That is also about 4 chapters worth. My focus will be to work on the Son of Man v Son of God portion, plus several set up chapters.