New College, University of Edinburgh

Jesus of Nazareth: Searching for the Historical Jesus

Professor Helen Bond’s lecture recorded 10 February 2018 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London: “Around the year 30 AD, in an insignificant province of the Roman Empire, a Jewish prophet, teacher and healer met with a shameful and brutal end on a Roman cross. 2,000 years later, this obscure figure has over two billion followers […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 23rd February 2018

The Fashions and Fads of New Testament Methodologies

CSCO sat down with Professor Larry Hurtado and asked him, “As you’ve watched methodologies in biblical studies come and go, do you find any particularly neglected or overemphasized at present?”

  • CSCO Team,
  • 9th February 2018

A Tale of Tübingen: Reflections on an Erasmus Exchange

When arriving for the first time at passport control in the Stuttgart airport, I confess it was music to my ears to hear a native speaker know instinctively how to pronounce my conspicuously German surname, Lindenlaub. En route to Tübingen to begin a Fall semester research stay at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, this amusing initial […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 24th January 2018

Advice For Young Scholars

In this video, Professor Larry Hurtado offers some advice to young scholars.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 6th January 2018

The “Son of Man” Debate

In this video, Professor Hurtado traces some of the facets concerning the “Son of Man” debate, and provides an up-to-date assessment of recent scholarship on the topic.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 14th December 2017

A Thought on Social Memory Theory (Mark Goodacre)

Mark Goodacre offers a BRIEF thought on social memory theory in Biblical Studies.

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  • 11th December 2017

Christian Scholars and Academic Honesty

In this video, Professor Larry Hurtado answers this question: “Do you think there are any dangers—in terms of academic criticism—for biblical scholars who happen to be Christian?”

  • CSCO Team,
  • 30th November 2017

Why Are Scholars So Keen On Q? (Mark Goodacre)

Take a peek at this VERY SHORT video from Mark Goodacre, who answers why scholars are so keen on Q!

  • CSCO Team,
  • 25th November 2017

World Christianity and Christian Origins

For some time now I have been interested in the question: How did the early Christian movement persuade others that its God, its gospel message centering upon a crucified and resurrected Messiah, and its attendant way of life were superior to competing Greco-Roman ways of worship and piety toward their gods?[1] Some of the most […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 14th November 2017

Tóibín Reviewed (PT. 4)

The Testament of Mary Sue Many here will be familiar with the editorial-critical term ‘Mary Sue’ — a term used for a character whose qualities and perspective make her (or him) an idealised author-surrogate. When this device works well, even critical readers raise no objection; some have proposed that Æneas should be understood as a […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 9th November 2017