Professor Amy-Jill Levine sat down with us to discuss the understandability and line of tradition of Jesus’ parables. We also hear about Professor Levine’s “favourite” parable.
In its modern form, the study of Christian origins has been dominated by the study of the apostle Paul. Take, for instance, Johannes Weiss’s précis of nineteenth-century scholarship on Christian origins, written in 1917: ‘’The history of primitive Christianity is usually written as the history of St. Paul’ (Primitive Christianity, 1). Or, one might say, […]
One resource that all students of Christian Origins should know about is the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, the wonderful online review journal that covers scholarly works across a very wide spectrum of the ancient world: http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/index. A review of a very recent book illustrates two of the advantages of this review service: Steve Reece, Paul’s […]
Dr. James Carleton Paget (University of Cambridge) talks Schweitzer’s life and academic contributions.
What do you put into a short book on the life and legacy of Jesus of Nazareth? And, perhaps more importantly, what do you leave out? Around 18 months ago I was approached by SPCK publishers to write Jesus: A Very Brief History. My book would be one of the first of a new series […]
In this final video of our “Resurrection” series, Dr. Alison Jack discusses the important differences between history and “myth” as it relates to the resurrection.
In this second part of our “Resurrection” series, Professor’s Helen Bond and Larry Hurtado along with Dr. Sara Parvis sit down for a roundtable discussion on some contentious and riveting topics related to resurrection in the New Testament and early Christianity. *We do apologise for Professor Hurtado’s audio levels being low and hollow. We had […]
In this first installment of the CSCO Easter Series “Resurrection,” Professor Timothy Lim examines the language and historical trajectory of resurrection within Judaism.
Once when discussing my thesis on John’s relationship to Mark, a fellow student enquired, ‘are we really still asking that question?’ And the answer – ‘yes, yes we really are’. So I would like to take this opportunity take you on a whistle-stop tour of ‘John and the Synoptics’ across the millennia, which will in […]
In this newest video, Dr. Karin Neutel (University of Oslo) discusses ancient masculinity and circumcision. Be sure to view this helpful video.