RTC is the view that the text of Scripture must be restored.  This is a rejection of the Confessional view that the text of Scripture was kept pure in all ages.  RTC breaks down into two categories:

  1. Critical Text Advocates
  2. Majority Text Advocates

Critical Text advocates are known by their rejection of the Pericope (John 7:53 – 8:11), the longer ending of Mark (Mark 16:9-20), & the Comma Johanneum.  Majority Text advocates generally reject the Comma, but affirm the Pericope and the Longer ending.  However, both camps use the arbitrary and subjective practice of textual criticism formulated by the Roman Catholic Richard Simon.  Neither camp has a settled a text, as the subjective opinions of men and the discovery of new manuscript evidence will always leave their texts in flux.  The Critical Text advocates have 2 texts:  United Bible Societies text & the Nestle-Aland text.  The Majority Text advocates also have 2 texts:  Hodges & Farstad and the Pierpont & Robinson.  Generally, Critical Text Advocates are theologically liberal, outright unbelievers, or heretics.  There are many misguided evangelicals who hold to the Critical Text view.  Many Christians who claim to be Reformed also hold to the Critical Text view. Majority Text advocates are usually theologically conservative.

Stand-Alone Books

Book Cover: The Early Text of the New Testament
The Early Text of the New Testament

Series: Critical Text

Book Cover: Handbook to the Textual Criticism of the NT
Handbook to the Textual Criticism of the NT
Book Cover: Misquoting Jesus
Misquoting Jesus
Book Cover: Richard Simon Critical History of the Text of the New Testament
Richard Simon Critical History of the Text of the New Testament
Book Cover: A Critical History of the Old Testament
A Critical History of the Old Testament
Book Cover: The Text of the New Testament
The Text of the New Testament
Book Cover: The King James Only Controversy
The King James Only Controversy
Book Cover: An Introduction to the NT Manuscripts and Their Texts
An Introduction to the NT Manuscripts and Their Texts
Book Cover: Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
Book Cover: Introduction to the New Testament in the Original Greek
Introduction to the New Testament in the Original Greek
Book Cover: An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the NT
An Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the NT
Book Cover: Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the GNT
Introduction to the Textual Criticism of the GNT
Book Cover: Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament
Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament
Book Cover: The Westminster Assembly & Its Work
The Westminster Assembly & Its Work
Book Cover: Pericope Adulterae, The Gospel of John and the Literacy of Jesus
Pericope Adulterae, The Gospel of John and the Literacy of Jesus
Book Cover: A collection of tracts, relating to the deity, worship, and satisfaction of the Lord Jesus Christ
A collection of tracts, relating to the deity, worship, and satisfaction of the Lord Jesus Christ
Book Cover: The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture
The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture
Book Cover: The Text of the NTestament - Critical Editions and Modern Textual Criticism
The Text of the NTestament - Critical Editions and Modern Textual Criticism

Series: Greek Language

Book Cover: Beyond What is Written
Beyond What is Written

Series: Greek Papyri

Book Cover: The Palaeography of Greek Papyri - Frederic G. Kenyon
The Palaeography of Greek Papyri - Frederic G. Kenyon

Series: Text & Canon

Book Cover: Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament
Textual Scholarship and the Making of the New Testament
Book Cover: The Story of the New Testament Text: Movers, Materials, Motives, Methods, and Models
The Story of the New Testament Text: Movers, Materials, Motives, Methods, and Models
Book Cover: The Byzantine Text-Type and New Testament Textual Criticism
The Byzantine Text-Type and New Testament Textual Criticism
Book Cover: Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism
Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism
Book Cover: Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts
Books and Readers in the Early Church: A History of Early Christian Texts
Book Cover: The New Testament Canon: Its Making and Meaning
The New Testament Canon: Its Making and Meaning
Book Cover: Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity
Orthodoxy and Heresy in Earliest Christianity
Book Cover: The Living Text of the Gospels
The Living Text of the Gospels
Book Cover: A Critical Examination of the CBGM in NTTC
A Critical Examination of the CBGM in NTTC
Book Cover: Editing the Bible: Assessing the Task Past and Present
Editing the Bible: Assessing the Task Past and Present
Book Cover: A New Approach to Textual Criticism. An Introduction to the CBGM
A New Approach to Textual Criticism. An Introduction to the CBGM
Book Cover: Can We Trust the Gospels?
Can We Trust the Gospels?

Series: Traditional Text

Book Cover: Identity of the New Testament Text IV
Identity of the New Testament Text IV