New College, University of Edinburgh

Tóibín Reviewed (PT. 3)

Colm Tóibín , The Testament of Mary I’ve been asked to look at this book from the perspective of a historical Jesus scholar. And I’m very happy to do so: […]

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  • 7th November 2017

Tóibín Reviewed (PT. 2)

For context to this series, reference the first blog here.   The Persuasive Art of Colm Toíbín in The Testament of Mary In a 2013 article in the Guardian, Paula […]

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  • 5th November 2017

Tóibín Reviewed (PT. 1)

At this years’ British New Testament Conference, the joint session “Jesus, Synoptics, and New Testament Use/Influence” discussed Colm Tóibín’s book, The Testament of Mary. In it some interesting points about […]

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  • 3rd November 2017

The Sin of Cunnilingus

*Warning: This is an academic piece of research which aims to unpack St. Paul’s concerns in Romans 1.26-27. The explicit language used throughout is necessary to better reflect the coarse […]

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  • 25th October 2017

John and the Synoptics

In this video, Professor Mark Goodacre helps us understand John’s use of the Synoptics.

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  • 23rd October 2017

Ancient Biography – PT. 2

In this second video, Professor Bond looks at two examples of how ancient biography works in Mark’s Gospel.

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  • 5th October 2017

Apa Aphou: Scribal Error and a Doctrinal Dispute

At SBL last year, I attended a review session of Lincoln Blumell and Thomas Wayment’s helpful book, Christian Oxyrhynchus (Waco, Baylor University Press, 2015). During the discussion, someone mentioned that […]

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  • 28th September 2017

Ancient Biographies – PT. 1

In this first video, Professor Helen Bond introduces her work on ancient biography and the Gospel of Mark.

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  • 25th September 2017

Book Giveaway (Colossians Commentary)

Here at CSCO, we look forward to a wonderful new year of content. We thought a book giveaway might be a great way to start! Professor Foster’s commentary on Colossians […]

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  • 19th September 2017

Biblical Truths with Professor Dale Martin

In this interview, Professor Dale Martin (Yale University) discusses his newest work, “Biblical Truths: The Meaning of Scripture in the Twenty-first Century”. Professor Martin is refreshingly candid discussing personal topics […]

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  • 30th July 2017