Fifth Series Year: 2023-2024 NPSE Series Goal.
To sponsor for 2023-24, see the NP store.
Naphtali Press Special Editions is now entering its fifth year. We were a bit ambitious last year so the work will continue on Durham on Song of Solomon (and the tardy Voetius project is also in the mix). For more about Naphtali Press Special Editions (NPSE) and the prior year titles now available, see here. The titles proposed for NPSE series year 2022-2023 co-published with Reformation Heritage Books are:
- Continuing from 2022-23, James Durham, Clavis Cantici: or an Exposition of the Song of Solomon. Proposed for 2022-23, work will continue on this title for 2023-24. First published in 1668, the last new edition appeared in 1840. While this last edition has been photo-reprinted a number of times since the twentieth century, it remains the only work by Durham that Naphtali Press has not undertaken to create a new edition of the text, going back to the early editions and ensuring a solid text and critical edition. Taking perhaps Durham’s most famous work on would mean NP has created new editions for all the works of James Durham since first publishing some of his sermons in 1988. Once completed, this may also help pave the way toward taking on some of Durham’s manuscript sermons on Song of Solomon in subsequent years. New sponsors for 2023-24 will receive this title.
- George Gillespie, Aaron’s Rod Blossoming. With the work still to do from last year, we are proposing only one title for 2023-24, but it is a big one. Having completed the Shorter Works of George Gillespie in three volumes, it makes sense to tackle his magnum opus against Erastianism (the state’s intrusion into the running and governing of the church). This is a complex project, one I’d thought never to take up, but the work particularly that went into volume 3 of the shorter writings, showed that it can be done. Once completed, as with the works of James Durham, it will mean Naphtali Press has republished in critical texts all the works of George Gillespie.