Original Protestant Academic & Classic Baptist literature
Hanover Press produces original Protestant academic theology and re-prints classic Baptist literature with the quality of a university press and the ecclesial focus of an evangelical publisher. We believe the evangelical mind remains in need of renewal and only serious thinking can aid it.
All titles that we publish must be consistent with the orthodox Protestant tradition and be written by authors that confess the Nicene and Apostle’s Creed.
In a shrinking and overcrowded market is there really a need for yet another publisher?
We think so.
- Popular Protestant publishers often lack quality control and do not publish the sort of titles we think are necessary for the renewing and strengthening of the Protestant tradition.
- The production of high-quality Analytic Theology and philosophical theology by any Protestant publisher is nearly non-existent. Some are even hostile to it. But we believe the retrieval of the scholastic mode of theology is important for the health and advancement of sound theology.
- The retrieval and promotion of historic and contemporary Baptist literature is not a priority for most large publishers and lacks sufficient quality control and scalability for smaller publishers. Most often, re-prints lack the oversight of historical experts and the necessary guidance through introductions and footnotes that make such content lasting and useful to non-historians. Merely reproducing the original content with minor stylistic addendums is insufficient for the retrieval of the Baptist tradition. But we believe the Baptist tradition ought to be stewarded and available to both Baptist churches and the wider Protestant tradition.
- University academic presses lack strong distribution practices, solid marketing, consistent orthodox content, and are poorly priced, making their volumes nearly inaccessible to the church.
- For example, And Was Made Man by Robin Le Poidevin retails for $80 and is written by an agnostic and promotes unorthodox Christology. Similarly, Christology and Metaphysics in the Seventeenth Century by Richard Cross is an important volume but retails for $100.
The original academic content that we produce rivals university academic presses such as Oxford, Cambridge, Routledge, Baylor, Princeton, and Brill but is priced at a level that is accessible, dispensing with outdated marketing models.
Therefore, think of Hanover Press as a university-minded press with doctrinal standards and ecclesial focus. We believe the publisher is simultaneously a gatekeeper and platformer. The publisher is designed to ensure the right content is distributed as widely as possible.
Hanover Press publishes original Protestant academic theology and classic Baptist theology. Publications include original single-authored volumes, edited volumes, and re-prints of classic Baptist works. Therefore, we seek to resource both the Baptist tradition and the greater Protestant tradition.
All published titles are consistent with the orthodox Protestant tradition (for example, what is held in common by the Second London Confession of Faith, the Orthodox Creed (1679), the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Three Forms of Unity, and the Anglican Formularies) and written by authors that confess the Nicene and Apostle’s Creed.
Hanover Press does publish revised editions of unpublished dissertations. Such proposals will receive the same publication process flow as standard original volumes. Therefore, recent graduates ought to expect potentially significant editorial requirements to prepare for publication. It is extremely rare for a dissertation to require no revisions or even minor revisions. Those considering proposals of such work should consult our dissertation publication guide here.
Hanover Press re-prints are committed to providing the following:
- New introductions: Extensive new introductions to both the original author, the original context, and the nuances of the original text.
- Modernized language and format: Archaic punctuation, words, and phrases are updated for the modern reader. However, the vast majority of the text is left unchanged. Text breaks and headings are updated.
- Updated bibliographic information: In the footnotes sources are located and updated with fuller bibliographic, historical, and theological information.
- Context: Additional notes for figures and others with brief explanations in footnotes.
- Updated index
Hanover Press is committed to producing university press quality content. In agreement with the Association of University Presses, we believe peer review is a necessary component of quality publications. Therefore, in addition to the editorial oversight of our Publisher (Jordan Steffaniak) and Editor-in-Chief (Garrett Walden), we maintain editorial boards made of Protestant scholars (senior and junior) and educated Protestant pastors from various confessional backgrounds. No book receives a contract without their expert feedback and approval. Our editorial boards serve as a critical backbone for quality.
Hanover Press has three editorial boards: Analytic and Systematic Theology, Baptist Theology, and Confessional and Historical Theology. Members have a range of expertise including (but not limited to): medieval theology and philosophy, metaphysics and logic, Baptist history, Reformation history, Patristic theology, and American religious history.
Board members without a terminal degree are noted with (*). Members are as follows:
Confessional and Historical Theology
|Chris Woznicki, Fuller Theological Seminary, Senior Editor||Jesse Owens, Welch College, Senior Editor||Jonathan Baddley, University of Cambridge, Senior Editor|
|Joseph Dunne, Concordia University||Matt Shrader, Central Baptist Theological Seminary||Joshua Schendel, Yellowstone Theological Institute|
|JT Turner, Anderson University||Eric Smith, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary||John Wilsey, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary|
|Joshua Lee Harris, The King’s University||Brandon Jones, Kairos University||Cory Higdon, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary|
|Daniel Houck, Calvary Hill Baptist Church||Obbie Tyler Todd, Third Baptist Church||Paul Sanchez, Oklahoma Baptist University|
|Jared Oliphint, Central Piedmont Community College||Zach Williams, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary*||David W. Hall, Midway Presbyterian Church|
|Michael Preciado, Faith OPC||Colton Strother, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary*||Harrison Perkins, Oakland Hills Community Church|
|Tim Pickavance, Biola University||Joe Garner, Hannibal-LaGrange University*||Stephen Presley, Center for Religion, Culture, and Democracy|
|Rafael Bello, Oklahoma Baptist University||Bradley Sinclair, Emmanuel Baptist Church*||Sean McGever, Grand Canyon University|
|Joel Chopp, Wheaton College||Jake Stone, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary*||Kyle Dieleman, Dordt University|
|James Arcadi, All Souls Anglican||Aaron Pendergrass, Gateway Seminary*||David Hogg, Phoenix Seminary|
|Bryan Baise, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary||Hunter Hindsman, Meadowbrook Church*|
|Jason Allen, Life Connection Church*||Lucas Sabatier, Seminario Biblico Palavra da Vida*|
|Mark Dickson, University of Connecticut*||Cody Floate, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary*|
|Ryan Modisette, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary*|
Note: Hanover Press is in the process of seeking membership with the Association of University Presses as proof of its commitment and transparency regarding its process.
Yes. Hanover Press invites proposals for single-authored original volumes, edited volumes, and Baptist re-print volumes by those with terminal degrees. As a press committed to university quality, submissions by those without a terminal degree are not typically accepted. Such proposals must exhibit significant compensating factors such as extensive peer-reviewed publications in the proposal area or academic experience.
Submissions must complete the Hanover Press proposal form and be submitted to email@example.com
Download the proposal form for original volumes here.
Download the proposal form for re-print editions here.
Hanover Press understands the great investment from authors to trust us with their work and seeks to provide consistent and transparent steps throughout the publishing process.
- Book Proposal
- Publisher Review [2-4 weeks]
- Proposal Peer Review [2-3 months]
- Publisher Contract Proposal [4 weeks]
- Author Manuscript Submission [3-24 months]
- Manuscript Peer Review [3 months]
- Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, one blind reviewer, and one board member read final draft and provides extended editorial feedback.
- Production and Design [3 months]
- Copy edited
- Formatted and typeset
- Cover design
- Marketing, Publication, and Publicity Planning
- Sales and Promotion
- Book Printed
- Book Published
Original volumes should expect a total timeline of 9-12 months for review and production. Re-print volumes can expect 6-9 months for review and production.
Edited volumes follow the same process flow as original volumes.
Re-print volumes follow the same process flow as original volumes except they do not receive manuscript peer review (step 6). The Publisher/Editor-in-Chief provide the only editorial feedback.
There is not a formal guide. However, all works submitted to Hanover Press should comply with the Chicago Manual of Style and should include section headings.
A Body of Doctrinal Divinity, Abridged
John Gill; Edited by Jordan L. Steffaniak, Jonathan Swan, and Garrett M. Walden; Introduced by Michael A. G. Haykin and Jonathan Swan
The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation
Andrew Fuller; Edited by Garrett M. Walden; Introduced by Tom J. Nettles
The Journal of the London Lyceum, Vol. 1, No. 1
Volume 1, Issue 1 is dedicated to the topic of the Liberty of Conscience and features essays from Garrett M. Walden, James Renihan, Geoff Chang, J. Ryan Davidson, Joseph Dunne, and Jesse Owens, along with several book reviews.
The John Gill Project
About the Project
The eminent Baptist pastor-theologian John Gill (1697-1771) is a towering figure in Baptist thought and life. The late D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones thought of Gill as “a man, not only of great importance in his own century, but a man who is still of great importance to all of us….” But more than a mere Baptist theologian, the growing retrieval movement of classically Reformed orthodox theology also places Gill among the greatest theologians.
The London Lyceum in partnership with The Andrew Fuller Center has partnered together with the mission to republicize the work of John Gill for a new generation. This includes republishing his works through Hanover Press and a special edition of Theologia Viatorum from The London Lyceum dedicated to the thought of Gill.
Much of Gill’s work has not seen a fresh publication for a new generation of pastors, students, and scholars in dire need of historical resources that remain resolutely committed to classic orthodox Christian doctrine. While many of Gill’s theological mentors, like Thomas Goodwin and John Owen, have seen renewed interest and efforts in publication, Gill has not. The last publication of Gill’s magnum opus, A Body of Doctrinal Divinity and A Body of Practical Divinity was re-published in 2007 with difficult typesetting and over 1,000 pages of text. More recent republication efforts have not advanced the state of Gill scholarship. What is needed is more than a mere re-printing of his publicly available works. Pastors, students, and laymen deserve access to Gill in a way that is refreshingly readable alongside expert editorial oversight that updates obscure footnotes, introduces unknown figures, and provides careful insights and introductions that situate Gill and his work.
We are currently working on an initial abridged version similar to the abridged version of Herman Bavinck’s magisterial Reformed Dogmatics. It will cover over twenty major sections of Gill’s work with modern typesetting and editing to around 80,000 total words to allow for a wide range of readership. It will also include a brand-new introduction from historians Michael Haykin and Jonathan Swan. Other volumes in the series are expected to include unabridged sections from Gill’s Body of Divinity and Body of Practical Divinity (e.g. The Trinity, the Divine Attributes, Covenant Theology, etc.), selected sermons (many of which have never been published), and a full three-volume unabridged set of the Body of Divinity and Body of Practical Divinity.
The first volume in the series has already been published! Get your copy here. The initial abridged version is estimated for early 2024 (The initial expectation was early 2023 but it has been delayed due to our commitment to the highest quality). Follow-up volumes will begin releasing by the Summer of 2024 with a goal to complete our initial goal by 2027.
If there is enough interest, yes.
The John Gill Project Editorial Board
Michael A. G. Haykin
The Andrew Fuller Center
The Andrew Fuller Center
Jordan L. Steffaniak
The London Lyceum
The London Lyceum