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


27 November 2015: Joint event with Religious Studies and the Jewish Network

3:00 pm Martin Hall, New College

Professor Paul Fletcher, Wyoming University

“The Transformation of the Ancient Synagogue: From the Meeting Hall of Jesus’ Galilee to the Sacred Space of Early Byzantine Galilee.”

Followed by wine reception. All welcome.

30 November 2015: Vote for a Fifth Gospel

4:30 pm Martin Hall, New College

Consider Hypostasis of the Archons, the Gospel of Mary, ‘Q’, Protoevangelium of James and hear from Isaiah.

All welcome. Wine reception to follow.