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Peter Gurry, PhD

Assistant Professor
New Testament

Peter Gurry joined the Phoenix Seminary faculty in 2017. He teaches courses in Greek Language and New Testament literature. His research interests range across Greek grammar, New Testament textual criticism, the Syriac New Testament, the General Epistles, the doctrine of the atonement, and the history of Biblical scholarship. He has presented his research in academic forums such as SBL, ETS, the British New Testament Conference, and the Oxbridge Biblical Studies Conference. He and his family attend Whitton Avenue Bible Church. He is married to Kris and they have four highly-energetic young children. Among other things, he enjoys cheap fast food, good typography, and Jack London stories.


University of Cambridge

Dallas Theological Seminary

Moody Bible Institute



Book coverA New Approach to Textual Criticism: An Introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method. Resources for Biblical Study 80. Atlanta: SBL Press/Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2017. Co-authored with Tommy Wasserman.

Articles and Chapters

“‘A Book Worth Publishing’: The Making of Westcott and Hort’s Greek New Testament (1881),” in The Future of Textual Scholarship on the New Testament, WUNT, edited by Garrick V. Allen. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, forthcoming.

“Metzger, Bruce,” in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, edited by Jens Schröter et al. Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming.

“Textual Criticism of James,” in Reading the Epistle of James: A Resource for Students, edited by Eric F. Mason and Darian Lockett. Resources for Biblical Study. Atlanta: SBL Press, forthcoming. Co-authored with Tommy Wasserman.

The Harklean Syriac and the Development of the Byzantine Text: A Historical Test for the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM),” Novum Testamentum 60.2 (2018): 183–200.

“A Critical Examination of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method in the Catholic Epistles,” Tyndale Bulletin 68.2 (2017): 317–319.

How Your Greek New Testament Is Changing: A Simple Introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM),” JETS 59.4 (2016): 675–689.

The Number of Variants in the Greek New Testament: A Proposed Estimate,” New Testament Studies 62.1 (2016): 97–121.

Popular Writing

Are We Proclaiming a Hell We Don’t Deserve—and a Christ We Do?” at The Gospel Coalition


Dr. Gurry’s book reviews are available here.

He blogs at Evangelical Textual Criticism.

Courses Taught

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