Saturday, December 09, 2006

Heavy Handed or Common Sensical?

Bruce Barry accuses Christian publishing company Thomas Nelson of being "a tad heavy handed" for reportedly implementing a new requirement that its published authors affirm the Nicene Creed. However, it would seem to make sense for a Christian publisher to desire to promote works written by Christians. There are certainly plenty of other publishers available for persons of other persuasions.

The Nicene Creed is a general statement of beliefs broad enough to have enjoyed adherence historically by virtually all Christians, including Protestants, Roman Catholics, and Greek Orthodox believers.

Update and Correction. Note in the comments below that the CEO of Thomas Nelson says that the company does not require a doctrinal affirmation. The Oracle apologizes for the error.


Blogger Michael Hyatt said...

I am the CEO of Thomas Nelson. Contrary to the media reports, we are not requiring authors to sign a doctrinal statement. Nor have we included any doctrinal requirements in our contracts. You can read an unfiltered account of our editorial standards here.

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