'Bart Ehrman, in merely two decades, has emerged as one of a handful of New Testament textual critics worldwide who work at the cutting edge. Most of the fascinating and meticulous articles in this volume formed the basis of or carry forward his influential work on The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture (1993), which displayed for us the socio-historical and theological contexts of textual variants, demonstrating effectively their dynamic, creative role in early Christianity. The essays are interestingly informative, remarkably insightful, and-in the best sense-genuinely provocative. Overall, the volume, which includes detailed methodological studies and treatments of individual texts, as well as the Kenneth Clark Lectures at Duke University (1997) and the Shaffer Lectures at Yale (2004), will be a stimulating challenge to biblical and patristic scholars and to early church historians.' Eldon Jay Epp. '..we are grateful to Brill for allowing us to see the development of Ehrman's thinking.[..] his essays are clear, concise, well-researched, and documented with good and helpful footnotes and bibliographies. We congratulate him on his labors to date and look forward to many more perceptive contributions to textual criticism from his keyboard.' J.K. Elliott, Review of Biblical Literature, 2007 'A must for anyone interested in the contributions of one of today's premier textual critics, this collection of twentyone essays exposes readers to the breadth of Ehrman's scholarly output over the last quarter century...An essential collection for anyone interested in the interface between NT textual criticism and disciplines once considered ancillary to it.' Juan Hernandez Jr., Religious Studies Review 36, 1, 2010
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About the Author
Bart D. Ehrman Ph.D., is currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Two of his most significant recent publications are The Apostolic Fathers (Harvard University Press, 2004) and Lost Christianities: The Battles for Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew (Oxford, 2004). He is currently at work on a Greek/Latin/ Coptic - English Edition of the apocryphal Gospels (Oxford Press), and a commentary on second-century Gospels for the Hermeneia Commentary series (Fortress Press).