Wipf and Stock

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Wipf and Stock
Founded1995
FounderJohn Wipf and Jon Stock
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationEugene, Oregon
DistributionIngram, Baker & Taylor (US); Morning Star Publishing (Australia); Bertrams, Gardners Books (Europe); KCBS (Korea)[1]
Publication typesbooks, academic journals
Nonfiction topicstheology, biblical studies, history and philosophy
Imprints
Official websitewipfandstock.com

Wipf and Stock is a publisher in Eugene, Oregon, publishing works in theology, biblical studies, history[2] and philosophy.[3]

History[edit]

Wipf and Stock was established in 1995 following a joint venture between John Wipf of the Archives Bookshop in Pasadena, California, and Jon Stock of Windows Booksellers in Eugene, Oregon. The company publishes new works and reprints under the imprints Wipf & Stock, Cascade Books,[4] Pickwick Publications, Resource Publications,[5] Slant, and Front Porch Republic Books.

The publishing focus of Wipf & Stock is broad, with books in biblical studies, theology, ethics, church history, linguistics, history, classics, philosophy, preaching, and church ministry.

Publishing Model[edit]

Wipf and Stock has consolidated the publication process so that every aspect of production, from acquisitions and editing, to typesetting, printing, and binding happen in one location. It also employs short-run production methods. According to Wipf and Stock, this allows it to accept titles based on merit rather than on projected sales.[6]

Books Opposing Christian Zionism[edit]

In 2021, Wipf and Stock announced the publication of two new books opposing the theological viewpoint known as Christian Zionism: Christian Zionism and the Restoration of Israel: How Should We Interpret the Scriptures? by Colin Chapman (March 2021)[7] and Like Birds in a Cage: Christian Zionism’s Collusion in Israel’s Oppression of the Palestinian People, by David M. Crump (October 2021).[8]

In July 2021 Wipf and Stock republished Zion’s Christian Soldiers? The Bible, Israel and the Church, by Stephen Sizer.[9] This book had previously been published by InterVarsity Press. The British periodical Evangelicals Now reported in 2017 that InterVarsity Press had announced “it would no longer publish books written by the controversial Revd Dr Stephen Sizer, a Church of England minister."[10] Stephen Sizer had gained international notoriety in 2015 when he posted a link on his Facebook page to an article titled “9/11 Israel Did It.”[11][12] Before his retirement in 2017, he was banned by the Church of England from preaching, teaching, leading of services, and social media activity.[13]

In September 2021, Wipf and Stock republished Christian Zionism: Road Map to Armageddon? by Stephen Sizer.[14] Like the original work that was withdrawn by InterVarsity Press,[15] this book cites in a footnote an article from the Sunday Herald alleging that Israel may have been complicit in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Distributors". Retrieved 2018-01-04.
  2. ^ "Wipf and Stock Academic Reprints in Old English Studies". Old English Newsletter  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 1 April 2005. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2012.
  3. ^ Russo, Ed (15 October 2002). "Partners go for bookish change". The Register Guard.[dead link]
  4. ^ Bjordstad, Randi (18 March 2012). "Eugene rabbi offers a modern rendering of Moses". The Register Guard.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Our Story".
  6. ^ Wipf and Stock Publishers Author Guide
  7. ^ "Christian Zionism and the Restoration of Israel". Wipf and Stock. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Like Birds in a Cage". Wipf and Stock. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Zion's Christian Soldiers?". Wipf and Stock. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  10. ^ ""News in Brief"". Evangelicals Now. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Vicar gets social media ban for 9/11 Israel Facebook post". BBC News. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Anti-Israel Anglican priest ordered offline". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  13. ^ "A statement by the Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson, re: Stephen Sizer". Diocese of Guildford. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Christian Zionism". Wipf and Stock. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  15. ^ ""News in Brief"". Evangelicals Now. Retrieved 7 September 2021.
  16. ^ Sizer, Stephen. Christian Zionism. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. p. 252. ISBN 1666731501.
  17. ^ "Five Israelis were seen filming as jet liners ploughed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001". Sunday Herald. November 2, 2003. Retrieved September 21, 2021.

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