Hillcrest Publications is an academic publisher that specializes in digital printing for easy and cost-effective production of books and pamphlets in small lots, rather than in larger print runs of several hundred or several thousand.

We can also accommodate print on demand (POD) for advanced academic reading copies and some limited kinds of non-academic materials such as family memoirs, genealogy or recipe books for private distribution. Digital printing technology allows us to produce complete books to be printed, bound, and send out in a matter of days. These are usually less than 200 copies per print run.

All submissions are subject to strict editorial reviews and are handled according to our publication guidelines in harmony with the standards and the philosophy of Hillcrest Publications.

For further information and pricing contact the editor:

Wolfgang Kunze wkunze@andrews.edu

Advantages of POD Publishing

POD publishing is:

    • for writers who aren’t concerned about sales, or who want to produce for private distribution.
    • excellent for niche projects which are hard to sell for academic or commercial publishing houses, and for those who have a way of reaching their target audience for promotion and marketing.
    • especially attractive to teachers and lecturers who need books, extended syllabi, out-of-print publications, and other hand-out-material for their classes, workshops, and exhibitions, and sell those on these occasions.
    • effective as a promotional tool for academic departments and teachers because it provides an opportunity to publish occasional research papers and student work not suited for the publication through the university press system.
    • great for reintroducing out-of-print books and materials, with the clearance of copyright issues.

Project:  ArchivesWriter

The ArchivesWriter is a software application I designed for handling the archiving needs of a small to a medium-size institution of higher learning. It was created when I was asked to set up the University Archives and Records Center here at Andrews University to manage the growing body of administrative records. They had been stored all over campus, often for lack of better places, in old cabinets and boxes, and stuffed into closets or basement shelves.

After studying many different archives and their systems, as well as the various data-systems available on the market and used by various institutions of higher learning, I began to design this new software. A graduate student in the Department of Computer Science here at the university did the actual writing of the program in Microsoft Access which we then beta-tested at the Archives and Records Center (ARC). At the same time, we also set up the ARC Website with all of the instructions and forms needed for record-keeping. This gives every entity on campus involved in proper record keeping free and instant access to all the information and materials needed to maintain effective record keeping as required by the administration and the archive committee.

The front page of the Website, as well as all the material and the various forms, which are also part of the software application, can easily be updated and adjusted through the ArchivesWriter.com editor to fit another institution. The editor allows for changing program labels and all form-headers by applying the same powerful features we are accustomed to in Word or WordPerfect.

At this time the ArchivesWriter is a well functioning prototype, ready for other archives or record-keeping facilities.

Project:  Theological German: A Reading Course  & Online-Dictionary

has been written for students preparing to pass a Language Reading Examination in German in the area of theology and religion. The text presupposes no previous acquaintance with German and concentrates on essentials for reading comprehension and translation.

This textbook is accompanied/complemented by an online German-English Dictionary of Theological and Philosophical German (http://dictionary-theologicalgerman.org) which has been designed as an open and free-and-easy-access comprehensive reference tool for translation.

Included in the dictionary are the most important areas of Theology and Religion or Religionswissenschaften, such as Archeology, Religious Art and Architecture, Church History, Comparative Religion, Ethics, Judaic Studies, Language, Linguistics, and Literature, Missions, Mythology and Folklore, Pastoral Counseling, Sacred Music, and Philosophy. 

Anyone working in these fields will find the Online-Dictionary already quite adequate and very useful because the range of the specialized vocabulary is similar and overlapping.

We also include important abbreviationsLatin phrases and German, Latin, and Greek root words which are used as technical terms with very specific meanings.

This Online-Dictionary continues to improve, and it grows as new words are entered and corrections are made every day. Since this is work-in-progress and all entries are set up around a specific use of the vocabulary, we make no guarantee of completeness. However, over 41,000 entries are already in our database with a vocabulary corpus of more than 75,800 words and phrases.

The textbook: Wolfgang Kunze. Theological German: A Reading Course. 4th ed.  Berrien Springs: Hillcrest Publ., 2010 is now available in PDF format as a free download. The same free version in PDF format can also be downloaded from the online dictionary site. German-English Dictionary of Theological and Philosophical German. Click on TEXTBOOK: READING THEOL GERMAN:  Theological German: A Reading Course (Full Textbook)

By Section:

Front Page
Permission and Acknowledgments

Pronunciation Guide  Chapters 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  12   13   14  15    16

Reading Passages:


Vocabulary is in the Online Dictionary: German English Dictionary of Theological & Philosophical German

Index Index

Full Book-Version in PDF format for free download