On another thread these men were mentioned -- the subject got a bit side-tracted from the theme of the OP . So I thought I would start this thread . From the book : " From The Mind Of God To The Mind Of man " Keith E. Gephart has some remarks in the concluding chapter . He defends Westcott in particular . Someone had written that Westcott repudiated Genesis 1-2 as a literal historical account , taught the universal fatherhood of God , taught the divinity of man , denied the deity of Christ , His resurrection and sinlessness . " I decided to go to my shelves and pull down several of my Westcott commentaries in order to check the quotations being used to prove his heresy ... In reality , Westcott had made clear statements affirming orthodox doctrines such as the deity of Christ ; in no way was he guilty of'heresy ' and 'apostasy .'