Centre for the Study of Christian Origins Leadership Change

With best wishes to Larry on his retirement! And congratulations to Helen for her new responsibilities. With thanks to Joseph Lauer for the heads up.

(Larry Hurtado): As of 01 August, I formally retired from my post in the University as Professor of New Testament Language, Literature & Theology, and as Director of the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins.  I'm pleased to note that my colleague, Dr. Helen Bond, will take the helm as Director.  As the founding Director of CSCO, I am much encouraged by Helen's readiness to take on this role.   CSCO was established by the Senatus Academic … Read More

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Jesus: The Cold Case – Deserving of a Dilly?

Another tv ‘special’ by some guy who lacks any real knowledge of the subject, as Deane shows plainly, is set to air in NZ on Sunday. I especially appreciate Deane’s observation-

… the list of biblical scholars demonstrates Bruce’s lack of knowledge of the field, his reliance on other people’s scholarship, and lack of first-hand knowledge of scholarship. Where are the current and most recent experts on the issue: Maurice Casey? Dale Allison? Roger Aus? They are nowhere to be seen, although they are obvious choices for anybody reasonably informed on current scholarship.

I’m kind of glad I’m not in NZ so I don’t have to watch.

Jesus: The Cold Case - New Doco on Who Killed Jesus This Sunday, 24 July 2011, at 8:30pm, Bryan Bruce will try to find out who killed Jesus, in a television documentary to be screened on New Zealand’s TV1. The documentary is one in an ongoing series in which Bruce examines old unsolved murders, and attempts to solve them … but with the twist that, here, the cadaver is 2000 years old … Read More

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