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PT. 2: Professor Hurtado on “Destroyer of the gods”

In PT. 2, Professor Hurtado discusses the unique qualities of early Christians in the Roman world, and in particular shows how Christians were unique in relation to their Jewish counterpart. Share Post:



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 […]


Coming Autumn 2016

Please, help us here at CSCO to spread the word about this upcoming year. We look forward to stirring some fresh and interesting conversation about Christian origins through regular videos, blogs, and podcasts. Be sure to share our blog and social media sites with your friends. Share Post:


Elaine Pagels on Revelation in Art, Music and Politics

Visions of the End – Public Lecture from Elaine Pagels of Princeton University on Saturday 30 April All welcome – lecture begins at 2:30 pm, Martin Hall, New College Wine reception to follow   Share Post:

  • CSCO Team,
  • 3rd March 2016

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 […]


Claudia Setzer – His Blood Be on Us: The Blame Game in Matthew’s Gospel

Embedded is an lecture delivered by Dr. Claudia Setzer (professor of religious studies at Manhattan College) at the University of Edinburgh on March 4th, 2014. Share Post:


Top Reads for the Festive Break

Samuel Hildebrandt, one of our enterprising Hebrew Bible PhD students recently asked the New College faculty if they could each recommend a book for the festive period. Here are our responses (sometimes with justifications): Dr. Sean Adams – Maren Niehoff, Jewish Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria (CUP, 2011). Niehoff examines how Greek literary and scholastic culture […]