New College, University of Edinburgh


The Book of Enoch the Prophet

The Enochic corpus known as 1 Enoch or Ethiopic Enoch is a composite pseudepigraphic work written in the name of the antediluvian patriarch Enoch from Genesis 5:21–24. The corpus is extant in its entirety only in an Ethiopic (Ge’ez) version that was translated from a Greek translation of an Aramaic original between 4–6th century CE […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 2nd June 2017

When Did Jesus Get Adopted as God’s Son?

When it comes to the beginning of christology, first century memories, interpretations, experiences, and presentations of Jesus were far from monolithic. Even among those who considered Jesus a “divine” being, there was considerable divergence as to how they articulated his agency and identity in relation God the Father. No-one was walking around with a proto-type […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 24th May 2017

The Parables of Jesus (Amy-Jill Levine)

Professor Amy-Jill Levine sat down with us to discuss the understandability and line of tradition of Jesus’ parables. We also hear about Professor Levine’s “favourite” parable.  

  • CSCO Team,
  • 19th May 2017

What To Do With The Pauline Book?

In its modern form, the study of Christian origins has been dominated by the study of the apostle Paul. Take, for instance, Johannes Weiss’s précis of nineteenth-century scholarship on Christian origins, written in 1917: ‘’The history of primitive Christianity is usually written as the history of St. Paul’ (Primitive Christianity, 1). Or, one might say, […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 10th May 2017

Paul the Letter-Writer: Recent Studies

One resource that all students of Christian Origins should know about is the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the wonderful online review journal that covers scholarly works across a very wide spectrum of the ancient world: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/index.  A review of a very recent book illustrates two of the advantages of this review service:  Steve Reece, Paul’s […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 27th April 2017

Playboy, Barth, and Obama: James Carleton Paget Talks Schweitzer

Dr. James Carleton Paget (University of Cambridge) talks Schweitzer’s life and academic contributions.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 23rd April 2017

Jesus: A Very Brief History (Book Notice)

What do you put into a short book on the life and legacy of Jesus of Nazareth? And, perhaps more importantly, what do you leave out? Around 18 months ago I was approached by SPCK publishers to write Jesus: A Very Brief History. My book would be one of the first of a new series […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 20th April 2017

The Resurrection: History and Myth (PT. 3)

In this final video of our “Resurrection” series, Dr. Alison Jack discusses the important differences between history and “myth” as it relates to the resurrection.  

  • CSCO Team,
  • 14th April 2017

Resurrection Roundtable (PT. 2)

In this second part of our “Resurrection” series, Professor’s Helen Bond and Larry Hurtado along with Dr. Sara Parvis sit down for a roundtable discussion on some contentious and riveting topics related to resurrection in the New Testament and early Christianity. *We do apologise for Professor Hurtado’s audio levels being low and hollow. We had […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 12th April 2017