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Dockery reaches milestone: 100th publication

JACKSON, Tenn.Nov. 6, 2001 – With the release of Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, David S. Dockery, president of Union University, has now published over 100 different books, chapters or articles. Dockery’s work has focused on Christian higher education, theology and biblical studies. His first work, an article on the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, was published in 1981.

Over the past twenty years, Dockery has authored seven books and edited or co-edited eighteen more. Four of the publications, The Holman Bible Handbook, The Doctrine of the Bible, Our Christian Hope, and Ephesians: One Body in Christ, have each sold more than 50,000 copies. His volume on Christian Scripture is recognized by many as the definitive statement on the doctrine of scripture in Southern Baptist life. Jimmy Draper, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, commented that “Christian Scripture is the best concise treatment of the subject that I have read.”

Dockery has contributed over thirty chapters or reference articles to other books, including the major reference works in biblical studies over the last decade, such as: the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, the Dictionary of Old Testament Theology, the Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Biblical Interpreters of the 20th Century, and the Holman Bible Dictionary. In addition almost fifty articles have appeared in a wide variety of journals or magazines.

Beyond these significant publications, Dockery has written over 120 book reviews and dozens of devotionals and lessons for Bible teachers. He also serves as associate general editor of the New American Commentary, a 40-volume commentary series on every book of the Bible scheduled to be published over a 20-year period from 1990-2010. Dockery has also served on the editorial board of seven different periodicals including Christianity Today.

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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