Köstenberger Takes Over at B&H

The publisher B&H has just released an important announcement:

“B&H Publishing Group, the publishing division of LifeWay Christian Resources, has named Andreas J. Köstenberger as director of acquisitions for its academic program. In a unique partnership, Köstenberger will continue to serve as director of Ph.D. Studies and professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Köstenberger also serves as editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS).”

Köstenberger comments on his priority for B&H in the near term:

“There is definitely a window of opportunity for B&H Academic (as) several major publishers have moved to the theological left in recent years. The first specific priority I see for B&H is to nurture a culture of academic excellence. We must make a case that biblical Christianity and excellence – in everything we do – are not only perfectly compatible; excellence is the only logical commitment for anyone who has truly understood the character of God and His calling on our lives.”

I think this announcement signals that great things are afoot at B&H. Congratulations to Dr. Köstenberger and to B&H.


  • Greg

    Denny, this is good news. Do you know him personally? I am looking for a publisher for my re-worked dissertation on Christian persecution. Honestly, I wasn’t so thrilled with B&H in the past, but the future is looking brighter. Anyway, thanks for the update.

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