Carl Trueman argues in a thought-provoking piece at Reformation21 that American evangelicals have “domesticated” writers such as C. S. Lewis and John Bunyan. He says,
The real loss in the domestication of Lewis and Bunyan, in the reduction of them to the dimensions of a generic Christian piety, is the loss of the past as a critical foundation for reflection and self-examination. A history which panders to the marketplace or to boundaries set by the expectations of the modern audience becomes little more than a projection of contemporary concerns.
Here’s an article on how Bach scholarship has been flowering of late, due to the recent discovery of several new (to us!) manuscripts.
My friend Chuck pointed out to me the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, which looks very promising. Though the site is still in many places “under construction,” they do have images posted of several important manuscripts, including the codices Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, and Washingtonensis.
From the sidebar links, be sure to check out Andy Naselli’s compendium of D. A. Carson’s lectures and sermons, and if you ever need to look up a past issue of Kevin Bauder’s Nick of Time, CBTS has a nice index of them here (by the way, didn’t you love the boldness in the paragraph fourth from the bottom in his seminary piece?).