A unique collection of video resources from leading theologians and biblical scholars for study, research, ministry and discipleship.

Welcome to St John's Timeline

St John's Timeline is a unique collection of around 150 films from leading theologians and biblical scholars.

Explore theological concepts from the 3rd century to today; insights into the books of the Old and New Testaments; and the exchange between philosophy and theology.

Introducing the philosophers

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Plato and Theology

Andrew Davison discusses the influence of the philosopher Plato on Christian thought or what Christian theologians have made of Plato's ideas.

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Introduction to Rene Descartes'. Part 1 of 2.

John Cottingham discusses Rene Descartes contribution to philosophy and theology. Rene Descartes was a French philosopher and mathematician. In his, Meditations on First Philosophy, he argued for radical scepticism (examining beliefs against a method of doubt about source) towards any form of knowledge. This idea set the scene for philosophical debate for centuries to come. The work included his famous claim that only one thing is certain; 'cogito ergo sum'; popularly translated as 'I think therefore I am'.

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Gillian Rose

Anna Rowlands discusses the life and works of Gillian Rose.

Reading the gospels

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Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

Richard Bauckham discusses the gospels and their links to eye witness accounts.

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Stephen Travis discusses the context of Jesus's life in first century Galilee.

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The Gospel of Matthew

Paula Gooder discusses the gospel of Matthew.

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