New College, University of Edinburgh

SNTS in Berlin

(Helen Bond) I’m busily getting all my papers in order today for the meeting of the SNTS in Berlin next week. (Technically it stands for Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, but Society for NT Studies would also work). This is the most prestigious gathering of NT scholars; only people with two books or equivalent are allowed […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 22nd July 2010

Patristics and Christian Origins

[Sara Parvis writes]  A few thoughts on the interface between New Testament studies and Patristics.  All of us in CSCO are (perhaps more by accident than by design, perhaps not) historians. We love poking around in the details of early Christianity. Where, when and by whom (and on what) were texts written and read, copied […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 20th July 2010

Josephus on Herod the Great

(Helen Bond) Larry’s post showed that one of the things we are interested in at the Centre for Christian Origins (CSCO) is what’s often called the ‘world of the NT’ – the general context in which the Jesus movement emerged. Almost everything we know about this context, though, at least in Palestine, comes from the […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 19th July 2010

What is “Christian Origins”?

(Larry Hurtado):  As the founding director of CSCO I’ll offer my take on what “Christian Origins” means (at least here), for those who may be wondering what the expression signifies, and how it relates to the more traditional “New Testament Studies” label. First, “Christian Origins” signifies a strong historical orientation.  We’re trying to pursue historical […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 18th July 2010

Pilate and biblical baddies

(Helen Bond) Welcome to our new CSCO website! As the previous posting notes, we’re all going to take it in turns to introduce ourselves and our research over the next few weeks and the honour of going first seems to have fallen to me. I got into biblical studies in the first place not primarily […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 16th July 2010