New College, University of Edinburgh

A Conversation With Professor Timothy Lim

In this recent CSCO video, we get an insight into the work, life, and contributions of Professor Timothy Lim. Share Post:

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  • 7th December 2016

Reflections on SBL 2016, PT. 2

With many of my colleagues and postgrads, I’ve just arrived back home from the Annual Meetings of the AAR and SBL in San Antonio, where Edinburgh was ably represented. Helen Bond spoke in a session on John’s relation to the Synoptic Gospels. Paul Foster spoke in the Q section reviewing new books by Sarah Rollens […]

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  • 5th December 2016

Reflections on SBL 2016, PT. 1

I will have two abiding memories of my first trip to Texas – the warmth and the flatness of the terrain. For somebody who resides in hilly Edinburgh to be warm in November and to go out at night without a coat is almost impossible to comprehend. The other striking memory was the view from […]

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  • 3rd December 2016

Was Paul Anti-Imperial?

As always, it has been intriguing to observe the popular use of the Bible in this US election cycle – justifications made, threats issued, “prophecies” dispensed. Now that the fight is concluded and life will have to move on it will be interesting to watch the response of both sides in the days to come. […]

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  • 10th November 2016

The Black and Beautiful Early Church

October was Black History Month in the UK, and this has got me thinking both about the way that we portray early Christians visually, and about the way early Christians themselves thought about blackness and about race. So how do we depict early Christians? Over the last couple of decades, as computing equipment has become […]

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  • 6th November 2016

Interpreting Galatians 3:28 with Dr. Karin Neutel

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  • 2nd November 2016

In the Classroom with Professor Bond, PT. 2

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  • 28th October 2016

PT. 4: Paul Foster Discusses his Commentary on Colossians

In this final interview with Professor Paul Foster he discusses some major themes of Colossians along with the aims of his commentary. Professor Foster’s BNTC commentary on Colossians can be purchased here.   Share Post:

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  • 26th October 2016

Idealized Language and the Kingdom of God: Challenging An Interpretive Tendency

“The language we use is a convention, and it makes no difference what exactly the nature of the agreed sign is.”-Ferdinand de Saussure[1]   Reflecting on this insight of Ferdinand de Saussure, Matthew Novenson states that, as far as linguistic theory goes, “no necessary connection exists between a concept and the sound pattern used to […]

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  • 24th October 2016

PT. 3: Paul Foster Discusses His Commentary on Colossians

In part 3 of our interview, Professor Foster discusses how he dates Colossians along with looking at a major theme he sees throughout the letter. Share Post:

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  • 19th October 2016