Recently Brice Jones reviewed The Early Text of the New Testament (OUP 2012). His overall evaluation is positive, and he provides both helpful summaries and critiques. He is most critical of essays by Kruger and Charlesworth, concluding:
In sum, it seems apparent that there is a theological agenda behind both Kruger’s and Charlesworth’s articles. The conservative and apologetic undertones in their arguments are clear.
Kruger has responded at his blog, contending that Jones has misunderstand his argument and failed to indicate more specifically which parts of his essay reflect an agenda. Kruger closes by saying
In all of this, I don’t expect every scholar will agree with my arguments or my reading of the evidence. It is understandable that people will view the evidence differently and will weigh it differently. But I would hope that such disagreements can be just that, disagreements, without having to invoke claims that any particular individual has an agenda one way or the other.
Do read both Jones’ review and Kruger’s response in full.