Among the course requirements for “History and Methods of New Testament Research,” taught by Prof. Adela Collins, were a few scholarly reviews of particularly influential articles and monographs. And now, in my infinite generosity, I share them with you here:
* C. H. Dodd, “The First Epistle of John and the Fourth Gospel,” in Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 21 (1937), pp. 129-156.
* Eldon Jay Epp, “The Significance of the Papyri for Determining the Nature of the New Testament Text in the Second Century: A Dynamic View of Textual Tradition,” in William L. Petersen, ed., Gospel Traditions in the Second Century: Origins, Recensions, Text, and Transmission (Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity 3; Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1989), pp. 71-103.
Idem, “The Multivalence of the Term ‘Original Text’ in New Testament Textual Criticism,” in Harvard Theological Review 92.3 (1999), pp. 245-281.
Idem, A Marginal Jew, Volume II: Mentor, Message, and Miracles (Anchor Bible Reference Library; New York: Anchor Doubleday, 1994). 1118 pp.
Idem, A Marginal Jew, Volume III: Companions and Competitors (Anchor Bible Reference Library; New York: Anchor Doubleday, 2001). 703 pp.
Another requirement was a text-critical commentary concerning a problematic New Testament passage of our choice. As textual criticism is a particular hobby of mine, this was largely a labor of love!