New College, University of Edinburgh

The Canonical Process Reconsidered

The canon of the Hebrew Bible was defined, if not yet finally closed, by the end of the first century CE.  The Pharisaic canon became the canon of Rabbinic Judaism, because the majority of those who re-founded the Jewish religion after the destruction of the Temple by the Romans were Pharisees.  The process that led […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 17th March 2018

Joan Taylor and Helen Bond Talk: Mary Magdalene

  There’s a new film about Mary Magdalene due out on 16 March in the UK. One of the historical consultants to the film, Professor Joan Taylor (King’s College, London), invited Professor Helen Bond to join her at a special preview for cast and crew at the Curzon Theatre in London. Hear their reactions to […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 7th March 2018

Appealing to Rome: Didn’t The Apostle Paul Forbid It?

Why do Christians continue going to court when the Apostle Paul forbade them to do that in 1 Corinthians 6:1-11? Verse 1 (NRSV) reads: ‘When any of you has a grievance against another, do you dare to take it to court before the unrighteous, instead of taking it before the saints?’ The answer to Paul’s […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 1st March 2018

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 […]

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  • 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.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 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