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The Phoenix Seminary Text & Canon Institute produces academic research and church resources that illuminate the origin of the Bible. We do this through publications, mentoring, academic colloquia, church conferences, and digital resources.

Learn more in the directors’ interview with the Logos Academic Blog and the Bible & Stuff podcast.

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Institute Events & Initiatives

Scribes & Scripture Conferences

A traveling conference from the Text & Canon Institute's directors that explains how we got the Bible. Designed for churches, college ministries, and other groups, explore how a set of books written in multiple languages by dozens of authors across thousands of years became the Bible we know and trust today.

ThM Fellowship

The Text & Canon Institute Fellowship is a one-year scholarship and mentoring program for a student in the Phoenix Seminary ThM program. Preference is given for those who intend to pursue doctoral studies in Old or New Testament textual criticism, canon studies, or ancillary disciplines.

Colloquium: November 17–18, 2021

Twenty five years after Oxford’s Rich Seminar sparked a renaissance of research on Origen’s Hexapla, the Phoenix Seminary Text & Canon Institute will host Origen scholars from around the world for its first colloquium to study his remarkable textual scholarship and its reception in late antiquity.

Institute Staff

Dr. John D. Meade

As Director, John oversees the Institute’s vision, mission, and strategic initiatives.

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Dr. Peter J. Gurry

As Director, Peter oversees the Institute’s vision, mission, and strategic initiatives.

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Dr. Peter J. Gentry
Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Peter Gentry researches the textual history of the Old Testament and mentors students in the TCI Fellowship.

Gary Lauterbach

Gary Lauterbach

As Ambassador, Gary promotes the Institute’s work in the community and helps with advancement.

Advisory Board

Peter J. Gentry
Donald L. Williams Professor of Old Testament Interpretation
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Charles E. Hill
John R. Richardson Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando)

Dirk Jongkind
Academic Vice Principal, Tyndale House (Cambridge)
Fellow of St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge

Daniel B. Wallace
Executive Director, Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

P. J. Williams
Principal, Tyndale House (Cambridge)
Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project

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