This the first article by this author on the principles of textual criticism. In the past, these principles have underminded the divine authorship of scripture through their aim to discover authorial intent. The author appeals for principles which honor the inspiration and inerrancy of scripture and its inerrancy.
This article discusses some matters of New Testament textual criticism: there is an abundance of existing manuscripts, the variants are mostly insignificant, and all doctrines are easily preserved in the midst of viable textual variants.
The field of New Testament textual criticism was strongly influenced by the publication of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. The publication's main argument was that the early orthodox faith radically changed the text to conform to their views.