Most people scratch their heads and just keep reading, but these notes are very important. So is understanding why they’re even there.
In this short introduction, Thomas W. Hudgins explains for the average reader the need for, criteria of, and some misconceptions associated with New Testament textual criticism.
Thomas W. Hudgins is Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Capital Seminary and Graduate School in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Luke 6:40 and the Theme of Likeness Education in the New Testament and translator of Aprenda a leer el Griego del Nuevo Testamento and The Hidden Life of Jesus. He earned an Ed.D. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Greek Philology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He blogs at “Jesus + Nothing = Everything” (thomashudgins.com) and “Across the Atlantic” (pineroandhudgins.com).
Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. is not afraid to challenge scientific orthodoxy, and in fact believes it is very important that we do so. In this little book, he gives an introduction to a number of problems that he and others see with the apparent consensus view on this topic. His intention is to use this one case as a model for how we need to handle scientific data and dissent from consensus opinions in order to preserve the integrity of the scientific process.
Is important data being ignored? Is it being interpreted to fit an existing view? How should we respond as a society? You’ll have a chance to examine some of these questions in the pages of this book.