Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts (Oxford Early Christian Studies) Hugh Houghton
ISBN: 0199545928, 9780191562907
UNEDITED UK REVIEW: "'Houghton demonstrates to the twenty first century reader, accustomed to printed texts, copyright and immediate access to almost any text anywhere in the world, the impact which oral culture had upon Christian exegesis and use of Scripture. The first four chapters constitute a wonderfully lucid, step by step initiation into the discipline, art and practice of textual criticism, which enable the reader (whatever their previous knowledge or experience) to follow the author with enthusiasm and interest into the serious work of textual criticism which takes place in the remaining two-thirds of the book. The chapter on Augustine's exegesis deserves special mention: it is an outstanding treatment of a somewhat neglected area in Augustine studies.' "--Carol Harrison
"Houghton's study is a substantial achievement and will prove to be a standard reference in a number of fields . . . Houghton deftly blends his own research agenda with keen attention to numerous adjoining questions, making this study a necessary tool not only for those concerned with the reception history of the Old Latin text type but for anyone concerned with cognate fields."--Speculum
About the Author
Hugh Houghton is currently working as a research fellow in Theology at the University of Birmingham on the Vetus Latina Iohannes project, producing a new edition of the surviving evidence for the Old Latin versions of the Gospel according to John. He is a member of the International Greek New Testament Project committee and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.