Founder
Alan Bunning Alan Bunning founded the Center for New Testament Restoration in 2013, which had absorbed the work of the Scientific Greek New Testament Interlinear (SGNTI) project which he founded in 2003. Alan is a born-again evangelical Christian who believes in the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of the Bible. He received his D.Litt. degree from the Kensington Theological Academy for his work in Greek New Testament textual criticism under the tutelage of Dr. David R. Dilling, ThD, PhD. He has authored several Christian books including his latest apologetics book, “Rationality” as well as his popular book, “The Church”. He is also known for the record album he produced in the 1980's entitled “Logfile”. Alan’s primary background is in computer science and after working in the industry for many years, he became a college professor at Ivy Tech Community College and later Purdue University. Alan retired from his faculty position at Purdue University in 2020 and now devotes his full time working as the Executive Director for the Center for New Testament Restoration. Alan Bunning makes a standing offer to engage in a private videochat with anyone who is not a believer in Jesus, but is sincerely open to consider the possibility. If interested, send an email to .

Academic History

Publications

Bunning, Alan. Statistical Restoration Greek New Testament. GlossaHouse (Wilmore, KY), 2023. (link)

Bunning, Alan. “The First Computer-Generated Greek New Testament”. TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism, vol. 28, p. 111-126, 2023. (link)

Bunning, Alan. Restoration of the New Testament: The Case for Scientific Textual Criticism. Biblical Worldview Press (West Lafayette, IN), October 17, 2022. (PDF)

Presentations

Bunning, Alan. “Considerations for Statistical Reconstruction of the Original Orthography of the New Testament”. Biblical Lexicography section, 2022 Society for Biblical Literature, Denver, CO, November 20, 2022.

Bunning, Alan. “Scientific Definition of Variant Unit Boundaries”, Textual Criticism and Papyrology section. 2022 Midwest Region Society for Biblical Literature, South Bend, IN, February 5, 2022.

Bunning, Alan. “Corpus-Based Statistical Measurements of Textual Reliability for New Testament Manuscripts”, Textual Criticism and Papyrology section, 2022 Midwest Region Society for Biblical Literature, South Bend, IN, February 5, 2022.

Bunning, Alan. “Orthographic Priority for Interpreting Homophones in New Testament Manuscripts”, 2021 Society of Biblical Literature Conference, Biblical Lexicography section, San Antonio, TX, November 22, 2021.

Bunning, Alan. “The Universal Apparatus”, Nida Institute/Copenhagen Alliance section, 2021 Society of Biblical Literature Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 20, 2021.

Bunning, Alan. “The Universal Apparatus”, 2021 Bible Translation Conference, Dallas, TX, October 15, 2021.

Bunning, Alan. “Early New Testament Manuscripts and the Implications for Textual Criticism”, Global Education and Research Technology section, 2015 Society of Biblical Literature Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 22, 2015.

Interviews

Bunning, Alan. “The Center for NT Restoration with Dr. Alan Bunning”, Interview with Andrew Case. Working for the Word, March 25, 2023. (MP3)

Bunning, Alan. “Liberals and Atheists No Longer Control Our Greek Text”. Interview with Bob Enyart. Real Science Radio, KLTT, Denver, CO, March 26, 2021. (MP3)