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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.

  • CSCO Team,
  • 22nd August 2016
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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  

  • CSCO Team,
  • 3rd March 2016

Professor Lim to deliver 2016 Chuen King Memorial Lecture

“Chuen King” in Chinese literally means “communicating scripture”. This is the name of the lectureship which is established in memory of Mr. Wong Chuen-king by his son Mr. Wong Bing-lai who believes in the power of biblical message. While the Bible is the primary source for Christian theology, it also witnesses the process of contextualizing […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 21st January 2016

Vote for a Fifth Gospel

  • CSCO Team,
  • 13th November 2015

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Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies

A few weeks ago, Prof Hurtado presented his paper ‘Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies?’, a paper requested by and for publication in New Testament Studies.  In his paper Prof Hurtado forcefully challenged Performance Criticism’s ‘fixation’ with orality, and its ‘over-simplifications’ regarding the place and function of orality in the Roman era. Drawing on historical […]

  • Elizabeth Corsar,
  • 28th April 2014
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Passover in the Time of Jesus

ASOR has a special edition of Ancient Near East Today out this week which focuses on Passover in the time of Jesus. It features articles by Eric Myers, James Strange, James Charlesworth, Adela Yarbro Collins, and myself. There are also three views of the recent Noah film and a piece on women in archaeology. It’s […]

A Polite Bribe: Post-Screening Discussion

After the screening of the film, “A Polite Bribe,” here a couple of weeks ago, there was a panel discussion involving the director (Rob Orlando), Dr. Matt Novenson, and myself. It is now edited and available!

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N. T. Wright on New Testament PhD Programs in the UK

We don’t like to blow our own trumpets here at Edinburgh – we let N. T. Wright do it for us. Over at the Jesus Blog, Tom was asked where in the UK he recommended for a PhD in New Testament. This is what he had to say: I sort of declare an interest here. […]