Teaching Resources

The following are links to PowerPoint presentations and notes that accompany the PowerPoints from lectures that I have given. Both of these were introductory level classes at my local Church, so they have an apologetic flair.

This class was an introductory class on early Christian Manuscripts that was greatly dependent on Larry Hurtado's "Earliest Christian Artifacts" and Harry Gamble's "Books and Readers in the Early Church." The notes follow each frame of the PowerPoint. As you review the notes you will notice that I have indicated each place the lecturer is to click to the next slide. After uploading them to Slideshare some of the slide features and animations do not work anymore so you will have to adapt the notes a little. There are five sessions that last 20-25 minutes each if you follow the notes.



Early Christian Manuscripts: Lecture Notes

Here is a direct link to download the PowerPoint. Keep in mind it is a BIG file (92mb)!

This class was an introductory class on the canon of the Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John that was greatly dependent (especially the title) on C. E. Hill's "Who Chose the Gospels?" as well as Metzger's "Canon of the New Testament." As you review the notes you will notice that I have indicated each place the lecturer is to click to the next slide. After uploading them to Slideshare some of the slide features and animations do not work anymore so you will have to adapt the notes a little. There are five sessions that last 20-25 minutes each if you follow the notes.
[update: 0212 (P.Dura 24), Tatian's Gospel Harmony has been largely accepted by scholars to not be a copy of Tatian's Gospel Harmony but some other harmony. This does not really change the discussion or arguments that much. But you may want to mention this in any lectures you give while using the material. See (D. C. Parker, D. G. K Taylor and M. S. Goodacre, The Dura-Europos Gospel Harmony, in: D. G. K. Taylor, Studies in the Early Text of the Gospels and Acts, SBL Text-Critical Studies 1 (Atlanta, GA 1999), pp. 192-228)]



Who Chose the Gospels?: Lecture Notes

Here is a direct link to download the PowerPoint. Keep in mind that it is a large file (13mb).


Here is a select Bibliography that may be easier for an educated lay to take in and read.
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Loebolus  is a running list of the Loeb Classical Library volumes that are in the public domain. Each is hyperlinked to the pdf file.

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