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Michael Dormandy

Michael Dormandy

New Testament Textual Criticism

Development of the New Testament Canon

Bartholomaeus Holzhauser


I am a PhD student on an AHRC studentship. I began my tertiary education with a BA in Classics, at Oxford University. I then worked in church ministry and was Head of Classics at Ashford School, Kent. I co-authored an inter-mediate level Latin textbook. I lived and worked in Austria, including a fellowship at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies, where I prepared a critical edition of the Epistola Fundamentalis by the seventeenth century priest, Bartholomaeus Holzhauser.  I have subsequently published this project as a monograph. I returned to study in Oxford, beginning with a BA in Theology. I got a high First and was awarded the Hall Houghton Greek New Testament Prize and the Pusey and Ellerton Prize for Hebrew. I then took a Masters Degree in New Testament Studies, also at Oxford, in which I got a Distinction. My dissertation concerned the evidence from work-combinations for the development of the New Testament canon. During my Masters, I taught advanced Classical Greek language in the Classics faculty. I am fascinated by the New Testament and believe that it offers a message of life and hope to humanity. This passion combines with a predilection for the history of texts to motivate my research in New Testament textual criticism.

Subject area and speciality

New Testament specialists:

Text-critical analysis of the book of Revelation in the Codex Alexandrinus.

Research Interests

New Testament Textual Criticism

Development of the New Testament Canon

Bartholomaeus Holzhauser


Key Publications

Latin Stories: a GCSE Reader. Co-authored with John Taylor and Henry Cullen. (London: BCP, 2012).

Bartholomaeus Holzhauser’s Epistola Fundamentalis: A Critical Edition, with Introduction, English Translation, Textual Notes and Commentary (Freiburg:    
Rombach Verlag, 2016)

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