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SpeculumJerry Bentley's case study . . . demonstrates the seriousness and originality of Humanist scholarship. His introduction builds from the Postillae of Nicholas of Lyra a sympathetic account of late medieval biblical scholarship. The four solid chapters that follow examine the ways in which Lorenzo Valla, the editors of the Complutensian Polyglot, Erasmus, and Erasmus's critics attacked the text of the Greek New Testament. Bentley shows exactly how difficult and dangerous it was 'to set aside the medieval tradition of New Testament study and replace it with a brand of scholarship that aimed to recover or reconstruct the assumptions, values, and doctrines not of the Middle Ages, but of the earliest Christians' (p.31).
— Anthony Grafton