Christian Origins

Fridays, 11:10am, in the Martin Hall unless otherwise stated

All welcome. For enquiries, please contact Dr Matthew Novenson:

Centre for the Study of Christian Origins

Semester 2: Spring 2024

Date Speaker(s) Topic

26 January

Alan Garrow (St Peter’s Church Harrogate and Sheffield Centre for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies)

“The Didache Discoveries: Two Missing Texts in One”

16 February George van Kooten (University of Cambridge)

“The Localisation of the Anonymous Author of the Gospel of John in Herodian and Early-Roman Jerusalem”

Monday 19 February

3pm on Zoom


Copenhagen/Edinburgh Joint Seminar

8 March

Esau McCaulley (Wheaton College)

“Reading the Bible with the Abolitionists”

22 March

Logan Williams (University of Aberdeen)

“Oozing Evil Thoughts: A NominalistAllegorical Interpretation of Discharge Impurity in Mark”

Semester 1: Autumn 2023

Date Speaker(s) Topic

Monday 4 September

4pm, Senate Room

Janette Ok (Fuller Theological Seminary)

“Home Economics and Communal Flourishing in the Johannine Literature”

6 October Kate Cooper (Royal Holloway, London)

Kennedy-Wright Opening Lecture

“Family and Memory in Augustine’s Confessions”

20 October

Ryan Collman (University of Sheffield)

Philippa Townsend (University of Edinburgh)

Book Launch

Ryan Collman, 'The Apostle to the Foreskin' (De Gruyter, 2023)

Wednesday 1 November

12pm, Martin Hall

Joshua Jipp (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)

“Paul and the Impossibility of Human Flourishing”

3 November

John Barclay (Durham University)

“The Construction of Community and the Circulation of Grace: Thinking with Paul” (Joint event with New College Book Festival)

17 November   Decolonising Biblical Studies Reading Group
1 December   CSCO Big Christmas Panel Event