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Antti Marjanen

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20012020
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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

Research interests: Gnosticism, Nag Hammadi Library, Early Christian Gospels, New Testament Apocrypha, Early Christian Women, Coptic Language and Literature

Leader of the research team Social Roles and Occupations in Early Christianity (funded by the Academy of Finland 2009-13)

Leader of the research project Gnosticism and the Formation of Christianity, 2011-); Leader of the Research Project on the Publication of the Coptic Manuscripts of the Ilves Collection (2014-)

Courses taught: New Testament Greek; Biblical Hebrew; Coptic; Introduction to Biblical Exegetics and Hermeneutics; Introduction to the New Testament; Lectures and Pro-Seminars on Gnosticism, Extra-Canonical Gospels, Influential Women in Early Christianity, New Testament Apocrypha, New Testament Canon; Methodology of Biblical Studies; New (and Old) Testament Seminars (Family in the New Testament World; Old Testament and New Testament Apocrypha; Early Christian Women; Death and Afterlife in the Bible; Ethnicity, Cultic Communities, and Group Membership in the Biblical World; Second-Century Christianity).

Supervised doctoral theses (completed): Tilde Bak (2012, University of Copenhagen), Ulla Tervahauta (2013, University of Helsinki), Susanna Asikainen (2016, University of Helsinki)

Local Coordinator and Teacher of the International Master’s Programme Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) run by six Nordic Universities (Aarhus, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Lund, Oslo) (2009-

Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Gnostic Studies (University of Helsinki; 2012-)

Professor of Gnostic Studies and Early Christian Literature (University of Helsinki; 2008-2012)

Doctor of Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki (1996)

Docent of New Testament Studies, University of Helsinki (1996)

Full-Time University Teacher and Lecturer (University of Helsinki; 1983-93); Project Researcher (University of Helsinki; 1994-09); Acting Professor of New Testament Studies (University of Helsinki; 1999); Acting Professor of Biblical Languages (University of Helsinki; 2000-03); Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland (2003-08); Deputy of the Centre of Excellence at the University of Helsinki and Åbo Akademi University sponsored by the Academy of Finland (“Research Unit on the Formation of Early Jewish and Christian Ideology”), 2000-2003; Head of the Department of Biblical Studies (2000-03).

Teacher of the Year 1992, The Faculty Association for Theology Students (TYT)

Education/Academic qualification

Teologia, Teologian tohtori

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology

Publications 2001 2019

The Apocryphon of John, Its Versions, and Irenaeus: What Have We Learned over 70 Years?

Marjanen, A., 2019, Nag Hammadi à 70 ans. qu'avons nous appris? Nag Hammadi at 70: What Have We Learned?: Colloque international, Quebec, Université Laval, 29-31 mai 2015. Crégheur, E., Painchaud, L. & Rasimus, T. (eds.). Leuven: Peeters Publishers, p. 237-249 13 p. (Bibliothèque Copte de Nag Hammadi, Section "Études" ; no. 10).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Baptism in the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit (NHC III,2 and IV,2)

Marjanen, A. S., Oct 2017, Die Nag-Hammadi-Schriften in der Literatur- und Theologiegeschichte des frühen Christentums. Schröter, J. & Schwarz, K. (eds.). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, p. 185-195 11 p. (Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Johdatus koptin kieleen: Toinen, uudistettu painos

Marjanen, A. S., 2017, 2. painos ed. Helsinki: Suomen egyptologinen seura.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Kaste Johanneksen salaisessa kirjassa muiden setiläis-gnostilaisten tekstien valossa

Marjanen, A. S., 2017, Näkökulmia varhaisen kirkon liturgiaan: Suomen patristisen seuran vuosikirja. Junni, J. (ed.). Helsinki: Suomen patristinen seura, p. 7-20 14 p. (Studia Patristica Fennica; no. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Projects 2016 2020

Activities 2007 2018

Coptic Bible Workshop

Tuukka Eino Juho Kauhanen (Chair of organizing committee), Ivan Miroshnikov (Speaker: Presenter), Antti Sakari Marjanen (Speaker: Presenter), Paavo Johannes Huotari (Member of organizing committee)
22 Oct 201824 Oct 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Research Seminar on Bohairic Manuscripts in Greece

Antti Sakari Marjanen (Attendee), Ivan Miroshnikov (Attendee)
10 Nov 201812 Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Annual Meeting of the Nordic Coptic Network

Antti Sakari Marjanen (Chair of organizing committee), Ivan Miroshnikov (Member of organizing committee), Erja Enni Inkeri Salmenkivi (Member of organizing committee)
1 Jun 20172 Jun 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Symposium Patristicum Fennicum Quartum

Antti Marjanen (Speaker: Presenter)
3 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Esitelmä: Uuden testamentin kaanon ja sen ulkopuolelle jääneet tekstit

Antti Marjanen (Speaker: Presenter)
1 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Press / Media

Haastattelu radio-ohjelmassa Perttu Häkkinen: Mystinen gnostilaisuus

Antti Marjanen

02/02/2016

1 media contribution

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Tulisiko Jeesus jouluksi kotiin?

Antti Marjanen

17/12/2015

1 media contribution

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Gudsbilden skiljer gnostiskt och kristet

Antti Marjanen

12/12/2013

1 media contribution

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