New College, University of Edinburgh
Centre for the Study of Christian Origins

 

About Us

CSCO is the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh (New College). We are a collection of scholars committed to the study of early Christianity and the world that it was born in. Our interests range from New Testament studies to Patristics, to the world of Late Antiquity, and many of our members have specializations within these fields. More than that, we are interested in encouraging and supporting study in these areas and put on a range of conferences and seminars to this end.

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Upcoming Events

22 April 2016: Gospels as Liturgy

3:30 pm, Martin Hall, New College  

Prof Chris Keith (St Mary’s, Twickenham, and a former Edinburgh PhD student) will speak on “The Gospels as Liturgy: The Public Reading of the Gospels in the Second Century.”

Followed by drinks reception.

 

30 April 2016: Elaine Pagels – Visions of the End. The Book of Revelation in Art, Music and Politics

2:30 pm, Martin Hall, New College, Edinburgh  

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Along with publications on early Christianity, she is the author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation (2012).

This is a public lecture – all welcome. A wine reception will follow the lecture.

 

3 May 2016: Elaine Pagels – How do the Nag Hammadi texts change our understanding of early Christianity?

2:15 pm, Senate Room, New College, Edinburgh  

Elaine Pagels is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. Her many publications on early Christianity include The Gnostic Gospels (1979) and The Origin of Satan (1995).

This event is for post-graduate students.