Frederick Fyvie Bruce is the acknowledged dean of evangelical New Testament scholars. Thirty-five years ago he published a slim volume, Are the New Testament Documents Reliable?, which is still available from InterVarsity Press. It was a solid work of careful scholarship that defended the genuineness and complete historical reliability of the New Testament. In the intervening years it has sold over 100,000 copies and has nourished the Christian convictions of countless college and university students. The book, moreover, proved to be a harbinger of good things to come. From Bruce’s fluent pen flowed penetrating reviews, two of our finest commentaries on the book of Acts, and a stream of scholarly works that have brought great honor to the evangelical cause. Rare is the conservative college or seminary in America whose faculty roster has not numbered one of his doctoral students. You will want to read the article by this justly famous evangelical scholar now retiring from his post as Rylands professor of biblical criticism and exegesis at the University of Manchester.

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