Patristic and Text-Critical Studies 

The Collected Essays of William L. Petersen 


William L. (“Bill”) Petersen (1950-2006) was a prominent Diatessaron scholar and New Testament textual critic. This collection brings together thirty-two of his essays, enabling an overview of his impressive and wide-ranging scholarship on Romanos the Melodist, Tatian and his Diatessaron, Patristic studies, and New Testament textual criticism. It will be of value for all those interested in the state and method of these fields of study, on which it offers engaging and sometimes provocative perspectives.
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Biographical Note

Joseph Verheyden, Dr. Theology (1987), University of Leuven, is Professor of New Testament at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Leuven. Most recent publication: Co-editor of Other Worlds and Their Relation to This World (Leiden, Brill, 2010).

Jan Krans, Dr. Theology (2004), VU University, Amsterdam, is Assistant Professor of New Testament at VU University. He is specialised in New Testament Textual Criticism.

Review Quotes

"..having these essays bound together allows one to see the full spectrum of Petersen's research interests and to be informed by the linkages that he himself recognised between various fields of study. The editors are to be highly commended for their outstanding job in providing readers with such an important collection of studies." – Paul Foster, in: The Expository Times 124/5 (February 2013)
"...Petersen published in a range of outlets even more varied than his interests, and it is indeed convenient to have this remarkable set of essays gathered in one volume, which is a "must have" for all research libraries." – Michael Holmes, in: Religious Studies Review 36 (December 2012)


All those interested in text-critical studies of the New Testament, the Syriac versions of the NT, Tatian and Diatessaron studies.


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