New College, University of Edinburgh

What Is “Gospel Textualization”?: Navigating Media Studies and the Gospels

As the flurry of scholarship applying media studies to gospel research continues unabated, it grows all too easy to get lost in the torrent of specialized methodology and in-house terminology – some of which has yielded disputed degrees of interpretive payoff. Whether you deem topics like performance criticism, sound mapping, or book culture obfuscating or […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 15th February 2017

Goodacre and Thomas

In our latest video, Mark Goodacre discusses some important issues concerning the Gospel of Thomas.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 11th February 2017

The Adamic Christology of Early Christianity

In discussions of the New Testament Gospels, it is commonplace for scholars to affirm that Jesus is somehow the fulfillment of Israel. This is indeed an emphasis of the New Testament. However, much less often is there thought to be an Adamic Christology in the Gospels. For example, in an influential article (TDNT), Joachim Jeremias […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 4th February 2017

Pontius Pilate and the Sentencing of Jesus in Luke-Acts

Dr. David Dusenbury offers us some helpful thoughts on Pontius Pilate and the sentencing of Jesus in Luke-Acts.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 30th January 2017

When Scripture Becomes Heretical

“I will give to my called and my elect whomever they ask of me out of punishment, and I will give them a good baptism in the salvation of the so-called Acherusian Lake in the Elysium Field, a part of righteousness with my holy ones” (Apocalypse of Peter, Rainer Fragment).[1] This scene of the post-mortem […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 24th January 2017

The Dead Sea Scrolls At Seventy

This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.  What have we learned over the past three score and ten?  First, it has become increasingly recognized that we do not have a “library of the Essenes” in the way that it was previously understood.  Not every scroll found in the […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 18th January 2017

Was Jesus Egalitarian?

We had a chance to sit down with Professor Amy-Jill Levine and get her thoughts on Jesus and women. We began with one question, “Was Jesus egalitarian?” Please, leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 13th January 2017

Outwitting Caesar With His Own Denarius

Saint Ambrose’s biographer Paulinus of Milan relates that as an infant, a swarm of bees descended upon Ambrose. (Vita Ambrosii 3.3) For Paulinus, this classically allusive event presaged Ambrose’s honey-tongued persuasiveness as Bishop of Milan. (Neil McLynn, Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capitol, 1994, 33) While this essay will not attempt […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 2nd January 2017

The Birth Narrative Through The Centuries: Reading Luke

In our final video of our series, Sarah Agnew retells the story of Luke’s birth narrative. *Technical difficulties led to minor rattling in the audio file. We apologise for this inconvenience.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 24th December 2016

The Birth Narrative Through The Centuries: The Late Ancient Period

In part 5 of “The Birth Narrative Through the Centuries”, Dr. Paul Parvis examines the birth narrative in the Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew.  

  • CSCO Team,
  • 23rd December 2016