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Transmission and Reception: New Testament Text-Critical and Exegetical Studies
Childers, J. W. and D. C. Parker, editors

Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias, 2006 pp. xxiii + 327. $99.00

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Texts and Studies, 3/4


Description: The sixteen studies in this volume, never before published, explore a variety of topics pertaining to the transmission and reception of the New Testament text. In the first part (Transmission), some of the world’s leading textual critics present new textual data, offer helpful critiques of current methods, and apply the fruits of their text-critical research to issues within New Testament and Early Christian studies. The second part (Reception) presents ground-breaking studies in New Testament backgrounds and language, insightful new interpretations of New Testament passages, and intriguing explorations of the reception of the New Testament within Early Christianity. Including articles by Barbara Aland, D. C. Parker, Eldon Epp, Gordon Fee, Everett Ferguson and others, the results of these researches bear important implications for the interpretation of the New Testament and for understanding the formative impact of the New Testament text on Early Christianity. Indispensable for those interested in textual criticism, this compilation will be a welcome resource for New Testament scholars, for those interested in Early Christianity, and for students taking seminary or graduate courses in these areas.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism

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Review by Erroll F. Rhodes
Published 2/23/2008
Citation: Erroll F. Rhodes, review of J. W. Childers and D. C. Parker, eds., Transmission and Reception: New Testament Text-Critical and Exegetical Studies, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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