Today, Phoenix Seminary is pleased to announce the launch of its new Text & Canon Institute. The mission of the Institute is to encourage research and publication of scholarly work on the history of the canon and the text of the Bible (1) by fostering and supporting scholarly research, academic colloquia, conferences, and professional presentations on biblical and related ancient texts, traditions, languages, methods of textual criticism, and the history of the canon and (2) by serving the church through publications and public events that illuminate the integrity of the Bible’s textual history and canonization.
"The launching of the Phoenix Seminary Text & Canon Institute is a significant advancement in the study of the historicity of the Bible for the church," noted Dr. Bingham Hunter, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Phoenix Seminary. "Too often critics of the Bible’s historicity go unanswered and God’s people are confused. The directors and board members of the Text & Canon Institute are academically equipped to engage in scholarly research and debate at the highest levels. The Institute is well positioned to defend the reliability of the biblical text and foster the church’s confidence in the books of sacred Scripture. I thank God for this new venture."
The Text & Canon Institute will be co-directed by Dr. John Meade, Associate Professor of Old Testament, and Dr. Peter Gurry, Assistant Professor of New Testament. With passion and publications that span the textual history and canonization of both testaments, they bring a unique and dynamic leadership.
The Institute's Advisory Board consists of an international team of leading evangelical scholars who will provide critical feedback on its direction and initiatives. Its current members are
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)
Academic Vice Principal, Tyndale House
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
Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project
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