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The Video Timeline Project (v3)

The Video Timeline Project (v3)

with illustrated video content from over 100 specialists

To be informed and inspired by academic specialists in Philosophy or Theology often means travelling to conferences and seminars at leading universities throughout the World.

What would it be like if someone did all that for you? Travelling to the many university departments and asking the key scholars to give an introduction to the topic, movement or thinker they are specialists in.

In essence this is the vision that lies behind this educational project.

Using contemporary green screen technology and computer editing, the dozens of richly illustrated presentations from leading academics have been compiled, so that you can access them on your tablet or laptop.

We have then taken this a stage further in constructing an interactive digital timeline and have begun to populate this with the many hours of illustrated expert commentary.




The Timeline that looks at Faith and Thought through the ages does not only feature the work of significant thinkers it also includes major theological and philosophical movements and traditions. Many of these are also connected to video introductions.



This project is then developing into a chronological video encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Theology and Biblical studies.

At the moment we have three video timelines in development with plans to expand further.

One looks at faith and modernity from the 15th Century up to the present day, and the others focus on biblical studies.


'I find this a superb resource for teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and always encourage students to go here first. The Timeline-Project attracts leading experts on key thinkers and movements. These experts manage not only to provide a highly stimulating introduction to the topic, but often set out state-of-the-art research. The student is introduced to a thinker in the best possible way, by being taken directly to the heart of fundamental questions, by someone who has lived with the material for a long time. The visual backdrops are subtle and well-judged, enhancing the listener's engagement. There is nothing quite like it available anywhere else, and it gets more comprehensive in its range week by week'. Professor Christopher Insole, (University of Durham)

As this project has grown we have uploaded over one hundred sample videos onto our St John's YouTube channel to give a taste of this resource; these have now been viewed over 757,000 times worldwide with over 4,000 subscribers.


We are also very thankful to a number of organisations and educational trusts that are currently supporting the development of these timelines.

The scholars who have been interviewed over the years, many of which appear on these timelines, are: Tom Wright, Anthony Thiselton, Keith Ward, Karen Kilby, Richard Bauckham, Larry Hurtado, Loren Stuckenbruck, Stephen Travis, Richard Burridge, James Dunn, Ian Paul, Graham Stanton, Denis Alexander, Elizabeth Fisher, Rodney Holder, William Lane Craig, Ben Fulford, David Wilkinson, Bruce Winter, David Clough, David Fergusson, Richard Swinburne, John Hedley Brooke, Rachel Muers, Gavin D’Costa, Tim Hull, Nick Spencer, Tom Greggs, Steven Shakespeare, David Cheetham, Andrew Shanks, Mike Higton, David Firth, Paul T Nimmo, Walter Moberly, Peter Harrison, Hugh Williamson , David Fergusson, Paula Gooder ,David Shepherd,Thomas Renz, Stephen Williams, Christopher Rowland, Clive Marsh, Christopher Insole, John Cottingham, Simon Oliver, Stephen Plant , Richard Briggs, George Pattison, David Ford, Thomas Renz, Russell Re Manning, Stephen Mulhall, Darren Sarisky, Sam Wells, Douglas Hadley, Craig Evans, Ben Quash, David Hilborn, Alec Ryrie, Marcus Pound, Janet Soskice, John Perry, Christopher Cunliffe,John Goldingay, Michael Lacewing, Franklin Harkins, John Davies, Andrew Davison, Steve Walton, James Hannam,Tony Lane,Philp Goodchild, Christopher Brittain, Richard Sudworth , Calvin Samuel and  Joy Tetley and more .

This project continues to grow, we have interviews arranged with Sarah Coakley, Rowan Williams and meany others.  Over the next few months we hope to  have new vidoes on Foucalt, Habermas, William James and John Wesley.

Rowan Williams has recently agreed to contribute to this project



Peter Rollins Author & Emerging Church Guru recommends this video timeline, as one of the best theological resource on the web.


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