New College, University of Edinburgh

Prof Judith Lieu to speak at Edinburgh

The CSCO team is pleased to announce that the Kennedy-Wright Opening lecture will be give this year by Professor Judith Lieu, Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge on Monday 7th October at 4 pm in the Martin Hall, New College. Prof Lieu will speak on ‘Marcion and the Corruption of the Gospel.’ The […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 24th September 2013

Dalmanutha? Ken Dark’s Proposal

Dr. Ken Dark, who gave us some informative sessions earlier this year, has now made headlines with his proposal that he may have identified the site of Dalmanutha, mentioned in the Gospel of Mark.  The story in Huffington Post appears here.

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 18th September 2013

Chester Beatty Papyri: New and Fully Photographed

I’m delighted to be able now to release news of a truly important project completed:  The completion of the digital photographing of the remarkable cache of ancient papyri housed in the Chester Beatty Library (Dublin).  These papyri include portions of biblical manuscripts that are among the earliest extant, both OT and NT writings, and many […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 18th September 2013

New Book on Jews in the Graeco-Roman Period

Perusing the current Mohr Siebeck catalogue, I’ve just noticed that our own Dr. Margaret Williams has a new book out (she’s too modest to have mentioned it):  Jews in a Graeco-Roman Environment (Tuebingen:  Mohr Siebeck, 2013; ISBN 978-3-16-151901-7). This is mainly a collection of essay-length studies previously published in a variety of journals and multi-author […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 17th September 2013

“New Documents” Vol 10

I’ve just received my copy of Volume 10 of the valuable series, New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity, eds. S. R. Llewelyn and J. R. Harrison (Eerdmans, 2012).  For those who don’t know the series, each volume reviews publications of texts and inscriptions from a preceding period of years.  This latest volume covers 1988-1992. The original […]


Christianity and Roman Society: A Good Read

(Larry Hurtado):  Over the last couple of weeks one of the books I’ve worked through is Gillian Clark’s Christianity and Roman Society (CUP, 2004), and I commend it heartily.  At only 121 pp., plus bibliography & index, it packs in an impressive amount of cogent and sage discussion in a small package. Clark focuses on […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 2nd September 2013

Timothy Lim on the Canon

My book on the formation of the Jewish canon is about to be published by Yale University Press on the 22nd of October. Several years ago, while co-editing a volume on the scrolls, John Collins invited me to send in a proposal for the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library series.  I had written a chapter […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 2nd August 2013

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 […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 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, […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 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: http://christianorigins.co.uk/peterconference/ I even have it on good authority that the sun will be shining that week! It’s not too late to register, […]

  • Andrew Kelley,
  • 23rd June 2013