For over 200 years, scholars have reduced the vast number of New Testament manuscripts to a manageable set of groups known as text-types. These text-types—the Alexandrian, Western, Byzantine (or Syrian), and Caesarean—are well known to biblical scholars for their essential role in understanding the history of the New Testament text and establishing its original form. But recently, new methods and manuscripts have led some to question these familiar groupings. The arrival of robust data for Acts and Mark in the Editio Critica Maior provides an opportunity to reevaluate the traditional text-types and ask fundamental questions about their definition and use. Held just outside Oxford, England, the Text & Canon Institute’s second colloquium will bring together an international group of textual scholars to take stock of the current debate, present fresh avenues of understanding, and discuss the implications for New Testament studies. Event Details DateJuly 17–19, 2024PlaceYarnton ManorChurch Lane, Yarnton Oxfordshire, OX5 1PY United KingdomCostRegistration details to come To write the history of the NT text is to write the history of text types, and concomitantly to write also the history of the criteria for the priority of readings… —Eldon J. Epp Speakers Silvia Castelli Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamThe Origin and Early History of Text-Types Peter J. Gurry Phoenix SeminaryWhat Are Text-Types For? Klaus Wachtel Institute for New Testament Textual ResearchThe Text-Type Theory in Light of the CBGM Andrew Edmondson University of BirminghamThe Contribution of Phylogenetics Peter M. Head University of OxfordThe Alexandrian Text Peter Lorenz University of MünsterThe Western Text Maurice A. RobinsonSoutheastern Baptist Theological Seminary*The Byzantine Text Stephen C. Carlson Australian Catholic UniversityThe Caesarean Text Dirk Jongkind Tyndale House, CambridgeTitle TBD Peter Malik Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/BethelText-Types in the Book of Revelation H. A. G. HoughtonUniversity of BirminghamText-Types in the Latin Tradition *Emeritus A new theory and method is needed. Those who work at it must clarify the concept ‘text’ or ‘text-type’ as in the phrase ‘the Western text’ or ‘a local text.’ —E. C. Colwell The Venue The setting for our second Colloquium will be the beautiful Lanier Theological Library and Learning Center at Yarnton Manor, about seven miles outside the center of Oxford. Yarnton Manor is a manor house built in 1611 by the wealthy Spencer family, and currently being renovated by the owner of Lanier Theological Library. Its long and fascinating history has left an indelible mark on the fabric of the building. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and agricultural land, the setting provides an excellent venue for our time together. We are especially grateful to the Lanier Theological Library for accommodating us.