It's great to have Stan Porter's volume on Tischendorf out to celebrate T's bicentenary. Copies of the volume have been sent to the Tischendorf library, and to exhibitions in Leipzig, where Tischendorf was born. You can also listen to our recent podcast about the book in which Stan gives some insights into Tischendorf's life and work.
It's great to have two extremely positive reviews for the book straight away, one on Jim West's blog, which includes such wonderful lines as:
"...This little book is a model of the biographical art. Here Porter introduces Tischendorf and his historical context. He describes T’s life. And he describes T’s work... Another thing that Porter has, and should have, done here is to awaken a new generation of critics and exegetes to a man who is far too often overlooked or, among some, even unknown. Tischendorf was no fool, nor was he a neutral party in a quest for manuscripts merely for the sake of science..."
Larry Hurtado has also reviewed it on his blog:
"Porter gives a very readable brief account of Tischendorf’s career, and a concise discussion of his contributions to several areas of study (palaeography, textual criticism, the Greek Old Testament, the Greek New Testament, and his critical engagement with “higher criticism and theology”).. a timely tribute Tischendorf and an accessible reminder of his remarkable career and many contributions to scholarship."
I hope this little book will get a wide readership and give people access to a key figure in the history of the discipline.