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PT. 4: Professor Hurtado on “Destroyer of the gods”

In part 4, Professor Larry Hurtado shows how early Christianity’s “bookish” qualities made it distinct from its Greco-Roman neighbours. Share Post:

  • CSCO Team,
  • 21st September 2016

“Destroyer of the gods” Out Today

We want to congratulate Professor Larry Hurtado on his newest publication, “Destroyer of the gods.” Professor Hurtado’s book is out today, so be sure to pick up a copy (click here). Also, see parts 1 and 2 of our interview with Professor Hurtado where we discuss the contents of his book. Also, part 3 of […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 15th September 2016

Jesus and the Gospels Museum

Here at the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins we’re very pleased to launch the Jesus and the Gospels Museum. This exciting project was part of Prof Bond’s Jesus and the Gospels foundation level course and funded by a Principal’s Teaching Award (PTAS). It uses an innovative Omeka platform to allow small groups of […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 13th September 2016

Professor Foster’s Commentary On Colossians Is Out Today

Join us in celebrating Professor Paul Foster’s newest commentary on Colossians. His commentary is part of the Black’s New Testament Commentaries series and a wonderful addition. At the end of September, CSCO will be releasing a four-part video series interviewing Professor Foster as he discusses the nuances of his commentary. Until then, you can purchase […]


Performance of the Letter to the Romans

PhD student at New College, Sarah Agnew, is undertaking an examination of Biblical Performance Criticism, with a performance of the letter to the Romans as a test case for analysing her own practice as a storyteller discerning meaning in biblical compositions through embodying them for performance with a live audience. The main performance is open […]


Upcoming Gunning Lecture by Prof. Troels Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen

On Thursday 16 April at 5:00pm in the Martin Hall, New College, there will be an occasional Gunning Lecture by Prof. Troels Engberg-Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, on the topic “Paul, Stoicism, and the Material Spirit.” I am thrilled about this event, having worked for some time with the Gunning Lectureship committee to try to bring […]


Call for Papers: BNTC New Testament and Second Temple Judaism Seminar

We at Edinburgh are proud to be hosting this year’s British New Testament Conference (3-5 September 2015); see bnts.org.uk for conference details. I am chair of the New Testament and Second Temple Judaism Seminar of the BNTC, which promises several very interesting sessions this year. We will have one on the hypothesis of a continuing […]


Human Memory and the Gospel Tradition – Upcoming CSCO Lecture

Professor Rob McIver (Avondale College), “Human Memory and the Gospel Traditions: Could they Really Have Remembered What Jesus Did and Said 30 to 50 Years Later When the Gospels Were Written?” Associate Professor Dr Robert K. McIver has had had a varied career, starting his professional life as a teacher of high school mathematics in […]


Epigraphy Workshop – Audio Available Now

Last month Professor Margaret Williams graciously offered an epigraphy workshop for those interested. It consisted of two half-day seminars in which she overviewed much of what is relevant to the field. You can access the audio files here on Sound cloud and all handouts and power-points here through dropbox. Share Post:


Upcoming Events: Claudia Setzer & A Polite Bribe

These are both free and open to the public: Prof Claudia Setzer (Manhattan College, New York) will give a lecture titled ‘His Blood be on  Us?: The Blame Game in Matthew’s Gospel.’ Tuesday 4th March, Lecture  Room 1, 5pm Film screening: A Polite Bribe (a docu-drama on Paul and the Jerusalem collection, directed/produced by Robert Orlando, and […]