Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
How to Cite
Köstenberger, A. J. 2011. Publishing, Christian. The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Christian publishing has distinct goals that set it apart from general publishing. The major aim of Christian publishing is to explain, defend, and promote biblical truth. This aim covers the broad range of Christian perspectives, from the conservative, evangelical position, to what might be considered more liberal. While most Christian publishers will be consistent as far as the general aim of publishing is concerned, some are owned by secular parent companies or individuals that may disagree with this perspective or that may have other divisions that publish non-Christian materials intended for the general public. For instance, one division of Thomas Nelson publishes books on “True Crime” (e.g. Aruba). What remains consistent with publishers with these diverse interests is their desire to publish books that have a good moral content and value and that in some way point the reader to God.
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