Craig L. Blomberg, “New Testament Studies in North America,” in Understanding the Times: New Testament Studies in the 21st Century; Essays in Honor of D. A. Carson at the Occasion of His 65th Birthday (ed. Andreas J. Köstenberger and Robert W. Yarbrough; Wheaton: Crossway, 2011), 281–82 (bullet points added):
Fortunately North American evangelical scholarship on all of these issues is likewise flourishing; if only it could become as well known in the public square as some of the more avant-garde work just noted!
- Craig Evans , Darrell Bock, and Ben Witherington, in particular, have published widely and also sought out the necessary media attention to spread their views to those who don’t read (or at least who don’t read their works).
- Bock’s debunking of the Da Vinci Code fiction about Christian origins has sold more than all of his other books put together .
- Dan Wallace and several coauthors have repeatedly set Ehrman’s textual criticism and other claims in their proper, larger contexts,
- while Paul Eddy and Greg Boyd, Rob Bowman and Ed Komoszewski , Wayne House, Mark Roberts , and the immensely successful popularizer Lee Strobel have all offered important, accessible rebuttals to the misinformation widely circulating on the formation of the canon, the reliability of the Gospels, and the nature of Jesus.
- I have continued to pursue my interests in several of these areas as well .