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waltzmn: B. F. Westcott's study of the New Testament canon is solid and still relevant, but not the greatest read. Alexander Souter's book has less information, but is newer, with some more recent material -- and is also easier to understand. (At least in the non-Greek parts....) Plus it covers the subject of textual criticism, although in a rather cursory way, and Westcott does not get into that.… (more)
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To the right revered JAMES PRINCE LEE D.D. Lord Bishop of Manchester, and late Head Master of King Edward's School, Birmingham, This Essay is inscribed with sincere affection and gratitude by his former pupil. July 1855
Preface -- My object in the present Essay has been to deal with the New Testament as a whole, and that on purely historical grounds.
Notice to the Fifth Edition -- In revising the present edition I have had the advantage of considering many important essays which have been published during the last six years upon the subjects with which I have dealt.
A general survey of the History of the Canon forms a necessary part of an Introduction to the writings of the New Testament.