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Description of research and teaching

Updated January 2015:

PhD dissertation to be defended in early 2015: God is love but love is not God: Studies on C. S. Lewis's theology of love

Current Positions

  • Junior Research Fellow, St Benet’s Hall, Oxford University (1.1.2014–)
  • Member of Finnish Graduate School of Theology (1.1.2010–31.12.2013)

Previous Positions

  • Visiting DPhil Candidate, Oriel College, Department of Theology, Oxford University (1.10.2012–15.6.2013)
  • President of the Oxford University C. S. Lewis Society (1.11.2012–15.6.2013)

Teaching

  • The History and Doctrine of the Reformation, Oxford University (2015)
  • The Theological Imagination of C. S. Lewis, Oxford University (several times: 2014–2015)
  • C. S. Lewis and the Theology of Love, Abilene University, Oxford branch (3 times: 2014–2015)
  • Introduction to Ethics and Philosophy (small groups), University of Helsinki (3 times: 2009–2012)
  • C. S. Lewis and Theology of Love, University of Helsinki (3 times: 2010–2013)
  • The Oxford Movement and Beyond (and online-course together with Dr. Ian Ker on the thought of modern British religious intellectuals), The International University of Rioja (UNIR), Spain (2013)
  • Seminar assistant for Prof. Werner Jeanrond, Systematic Theology, Oxford University (2014–)
  • Seminar assistant for Dr. Olli-Pekka Vainio, Systematic Theology, University of Helsinki (2011)
  • Seminar assistant for Prof. Risto Saarinen, Ecumenical Theology, University of Helsinki (2012–2013)

Prizes

  • Karl Schlecht Award, University of Heidelberg (2013)

Master thesis

  • "Imago Dei and the Body: Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body" (2008) received a laudatur. A populalized version of it was published in Finnish "Ruumis Jumalan kuvana" (2012). 

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • love
  • theology of the body
  • Roman Catholic theology
  • theology of love
  • agape
  • eros
  • 611 Philosophy
  • philosophy of love
  • love
  • eudaimonia

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Praeparatio Evangelica – or Daemonica? C. S. Lewis and Anders Nygren on Spiritual Longing

Lepojärvi, J., Apr 2016, In : Harvard Theological Review. 109, 2, p. 207-232 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Worship, Veneration, and Idolatry: Observations from C. S. Lewis

Lepojärvi, J., 2015, In : Religious Studies. FirstView Article, January, p. 1-20 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Ruumis Jumalan kuvana: Johdatus Johannes Paavali II:n ruumiin teologiaan

Translated title of the contribution: The Body as the Image of God: An Introduction to John Paul II's Theology of the BodyLepojärvi, J., 2011, Katolinen tiedotuskeskus (KATT). 150 p. (Fidelium)

Research output: Book/ReportBookGeneral public

Does Eros Seek Happiness? A Critical Study of C. S. Lewis’s Reply to Anders Nygren

Lepojärvi, J., 2011, In : Neue Zeitschrift für systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie.. 53, 2, p. 208–224 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Utopia Reconsidered: Two Levels of Perfection in Society

Lepojärvi, J., 2011, In : Theology Today. 86, p. 174–180 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects

Finnish Graduate School of Theology

Lepojärvi, J.

01/01/201031/12/2011

Project: Research project

Prizes

Karl Schelcht Award (Heidelberg)

Jason Lepojärvi (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

Department of Theology, Oxford University

Jason Lepojärvi (Visiting researcher)
Oct 2012Jun 2013

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

International Congress on J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis (Madrid, Spain)

Jason Lepojärvi (Speaker: Presenter)
24 Feb 201425 Feb 2014

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

A Study Day: Love and Desire in the Church (Oxford)

Jason Lepojärvi (Speaker: Keynote)
Feb 2013

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

The Oxford University C. S. Lewis Society (UK)

Jason Lepojärvi (Speaker: Presenter)
Oct 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks