This is an excellent course for providing basic information without forcing the student to potentially rethink their position. It is clear that Dr. Heiser is knowledgeable and most comfortable discussing manuscripts and their production with the related textual criticism. It is also clear that he teaches from the priorities of an academic which is appropriate but should be acknowledged. I think that running the course as a two week summer course limits the number of the readings that the student can actually read in a way that detracts from the course. Summer continuing education credits that I have taken on campus or in my parish have been a bit more demanding on the reading side. I believe that one purpose of a survey course is to introduce one to resources to read to learn more about the subject than a survey can offer. However there were several topics outside manuscripts and text criticism that I expected to have covered: 1. Debates on the actual canon of the NT and their echos long after the canon was "officially" settled (in theory but not in practice). 2. The use of the NT in the church throughout history and the effects of that on transmission. 3. Theological options for the "providential" preservation of the NT after its completion. 4. Mention of more English Bibles outside the KJV lineage that have extensive use within the mainline Protestant market. 5. And, if the issue of the KJV only was to be presented, then the Greek Orthodox NT critical edition/translation, the Aramaic primacy group, and the liberal addition of Gnostic texts back into the NT canon should also be mentioned. However, Dr. Heiser has a very effective teaching style and does a great job of emphasizing the salient points. He is also amazingly capable of taking controversial topics and presenting them in a way that is not controversial or combative.