New College, University of Edinburgh

Peter Conference

(Helen Bond) Thanks to all the CSCO team for a hugely successful conference on Peter in Earliest Christianity. We had over 70 registrations in the end and 22 great  papers. Our main speakers were all excellent – Peter Lampe, Markus Bockmuehl, Tobias Niklas, Timothy Barnes, Margaret Williams, and Larry Hurtado. We also appreciated their input throughout […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 15th July 2013

Peter conference – starting at 12.30

We had the rather sad news this week that Prof Sean Freyne has had to pull out of the conference owing to ill health. This has meant that we’ve had to rejig the first day a little and have decided to start things 30 mins later to give us a little more time for registration, […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 29th June 2013

Peter Conference – information for delegates and last chance to register

We’re looking forward to welcoming around 60 people to Edinburgh for the Peter conference (4-6 July). The full programme of events, location, on-site registration details etc can be found at the following link: I even have it on good authority that the sun will be shining that week! It’s not too late to register, […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 23rd June 2013

Dr Ken Dark on Galilean Archaeology

(Helen Bond) A week or so ago we welcomed Dr Ken Dark from the University of Reading to Edinburgh. Ken is an archaeologist with a great deal of experience in all things to do with the Roman Empire, and we were particularly interested to hear of his experiences in mapping the area around Nazareth and […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 7th June 2013

The Reception of the Jesus Tradition in the First Three Centuries – Bond, Keith and Schroeter

We’re pleased to announce that Helen Bond, Jens Schröter (Berlin), and Chris Keith (St Mary’s, Twickenham) recently received a small grant award from the British Academy.  The grant funds a planning year for the three of us to work towards a major three-volume reference work on the reception of the Jesus tradition in the first three […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 7th May 2013

Ben Witherington audio—Rhetorical Backgrounds of the New Testament

The audio of Witherington’s lecture is here and the Q&A which followed is here.  The recordings are about 45 minute sand 30 minutes respectively.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 3rd May 2013

Witherington Lecture

(Helen Bond)  A reminder that Prof Ben Witherington III (Asbury Theological Seminary) will be in New College this Tuesday (30th April). He’ll lecture at 11.15 in the Martin Hall on the topic of: ‘Almost Thou Persuadest Me….’ Why You Ignore Rhetorical Interpretation of the NT at your Peril. As always, all are welcome.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 28th April 2013

Peter Conference – Provisional Programme

The (Provisional) Programme is up for the Peter Conference – just look under Events at the top of this page and follow the links for the conference. Things might change a bit, but not too much, and the start and finish times are pretty fixed now. We have 25 speakers lined up, so it’s going […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 24th April 2013

Kruger on the NT Canon

(Larry Hurtado):  One our former PhD students, Michael Kruger, has produced a fine study of the emergence of the New Testament canon:  Canon Revisited:  Establishing the Origins and Authority of the New Testament Books (Wheaton, IL:  Crossway Books, 2012).  Kruger’s first book (arising from his PhD thesis here) was The Gospel of the Savior : […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 19th April 2013

Peter in Early Christianity – last chance for cheap booking!

(Helen Bond) Just a reminder that the early-bird booking fee of £40 runs out on Monday 15th April. After that it will cost you £50. Still a bargain, I’ll admit, but why pay more than you have to? I’m still working on the programme, but it will be a very busy few days. We’re scheduled to […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 12th April 2013