I receive Publishers Lunch by email on a daily basis, and this is a
short excerpt from today's edition. What it means is that this book has
been accepted for future publication and we might see it on the shelves
and through online stores later this year or, more likely, in 2009.
Sounds good, doesn't it?
Biblical scholar Michael Coogan's FIRE IN THE LOINS: Human & Divine Sex
in the Bible, exploring the meaning of sex in the biblical texts and the
world of the Bible, including the surprising characterizations of Yahweh
himself, showing why biblical injunctions cannot be appropriated to
legislate morality today, [contracted] to Jonathan Karp at Twelve
[presumably a publisher or publishing house, though I've not heard of it