Reviews - What do customers think about New Testament Textual Criticism, Exegesis and Church History (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology)?
Excellent addition to technical libary Mar 1, 2006
Barbara and Kurt Aland's classic work, "The Text of the New Testament" is basic to understanding current study of the NT text. If you have the Aland's work, it forms a basis for this follow-up book. This little paperback prints several papers from a scholarly conference. It requires some background to understand, but if you have that background, the book points to some new directions. One article of particular interest points to the need to pay more attention to early patristic evidence. After all, some of them predate the other manuscript evidence by 100 years. Another article traces the history of the discipline. For those with the background, I think they'd find it educational and provocative.