New College, University of Edinburgh

Ancient Biography – PT. 2

In this second video, Professor Bond looks at two examples of how ancient biography works in Mark’s Gospel.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 5th October 2017

Apa Aphou: Scribal Error and a Doctrinal Dispute

At SBL last year, I attended a review session of Lincoln Blumell and Thomas Wayment’s helpful book, Christian Oxyrhynchus (Waco, Baylor University Press, 2015). During the discussion, someone mentioned that it was the first time The Life of Apa Aphou, Bishop of Pemje (= Oxyrhynchus) had ever been translated into English (they mention this on […]

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  • 28th September 2017

Ancient Biographies – PT. 1

In this first video, Professor Helen Bond introduces her work on ancient biography and the Gospel of Mark.

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  • 25th September 2017

Book Giveaway (Colossians Commentary)

Here at CSCO, we look forward to a wonderful new year of content. We thought a book giveaway might be a great way to start! Professor Foster’s commentary on Colossians is 500+ pages of high quality scholarship, and comes highly recommended to biblical scholars, students, and other interested parties. You can find Professor Foster’s 4-part […]

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  • 19th September 2017

Biblical Truths with Professor Dale Martin

In this interview, Professor Dale Martin (Yale University) discusses his newest work, “Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century”. Professor Martin is refreshingly candid discussing personal topics as well as the interplay between the Bible and theology.

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  • 30th July 2017

Mythbusting with Bruce Longenecker (PT. 3)

In this final video of our series, Professor Longenecker looks at his book, “The Crosses of Pompeii”, which challenges the consensus view that early Christians were not active in Pompeii prior to the eruption of Vesuvius.   To purchase Professor Longenecker’s mythbusting books: Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World The Cross before […]

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  • 15th July 2017

Mythbusting with Bruce Longenecker (PT. 2)

In this second video of our series, Professor Longenecker examines and challenges the consensus view that the Christian cross was not a visual symbol of faith before the time of Constantine.     To purchase Professor Longenecker’s mythbusting books: Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and the Greco-Roman World The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life […]

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  • 13th July 2017

Mythbusting with Bruce Longenecker (PT. 1)

We had a chance to sit down with Professor Bruce Longenecker to discuss his three “myth-breaking” books: Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and The Greco-Roman World, The Cross before Constantine: The Early Life of a Christian Symbol, and The Crosses of Pompeii: Jesus-Devotion in a Vesuvian Town. In this first interview, Professor Longenecker  challenges the myth […]

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  • 11th July 2017

Early Christian Bibles: Form and Function

What can the physical format of a Bible tell you about its intended purpose? While a compact, thinline paperback version might be used for the ease of travel, a Bible used in personal study might be comparatively larger in size, accompanied by marginal notes and cross-references. On the other hand, a pulpit Bible meant for […]

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  • 7th July 2017

The Grammar of Messianism, PT. 2

In this second (and final) interview with Dr. Matthew Novenson, he chats about the origins of his recent book as well as its most controversial topics.  

  • CSCO Team,
  • 2nd July 2017