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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, the transmission of the Bible, and the history of New Testament 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 wife Kris and their four highly energetic young children attend Whitton Avenue Bible Church. Among other things, he enjoys cheap fast food, good typography, and Jack London stories.

Education

University of Cambridge, PhD

Dallas Theological Seminary, ThM

Moody Bible Institute, BA

Publications

Books

Book coverA New Approach to Textual Criticism: An Introduction to the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (co-authored with Tommy Wasserman). SBL Press/Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2017.

Articles and Chapters

The Quiet Renaissance in Textual Criticism,” Didaktikos: Journal of Theological Education, forthcoming.

“‘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 & Media

The New Testament: How Do We Know We Have an Accurate Copy?” The Alisa Childers Podcast, October 15, 2018

Are We Proclaiming a Hell We Don’t Deserve—and a Christ We Do?The Gospel Coalition, April 9, 2018.

The Coherence-Based Genealogical Method,” Christ the Center podcast, February 10, 2017

Interview on the Naked Bible Podcast with Michael Heiser, November 23, 2016

Other

Dr. Gurry’s book reviews are available here.

He blogs at Evangelical Textual Criticism.

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