Update on the Biography of Gordon Clark, part 12.

This should be a good month in my work on Gordon Clark. For one, I plan to contact at least 3 publishers by months-end. I’m also getting close to finishing the transcriptions of all of Clark’s works and letters. Out of 760 letters, about 690 are transcribed. And out of about 360 documents of Clark’s and his father’s all but 3 are transcribed. I hope to finish both of these sets of transcriptions by the end of the month.

My copy editor has done great work recently in getting all of the footnotes to match the Chicago Manual of Style. An intelligent “Clarkian” is reviewing the manuscript for theological and other matters, and I’ve sent off the full manuscript for review with a number of professors and Clark family members.

Since I’ve never published a book, I have little idea how long this will take. So much of it is dependent on other people’s work.

Well, the book is to a status that I’m quite proud of. But the nature of the topic is such that the book can’t cover everything and what it does cover will only be quite imperfectly done. Yet there are some sections that I’m genuinely proud of and think will make a significant contribution to scholarship.

And I think with all this Gordon Clark knowledge, pretty soon I’ll start doing my reading and writing on theology proper.

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  • Steve M

    I want to congratulate you for what you have done. I think this is a very important book. I have learned a fair amount from what I have already read. I wish you best of luck with what remains to be done.