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Research interests

The objectives of my postdoctoral project Scriptural Authority and the Construction of Early Christian Identities are 1) to examine the diverse ways in which early Christian writers used the Jewish scriptures and drew from their authority when construing their new group identity, 2) to obtain a more nuanced picture of how early Christians viewed scriptural authority, and 3) to highlight the connections between power, identity and scriptural argumentation.

Research interests: textual authority, early Christianity, quotations, the Septuagint, social identity approach, textual criticism of the Septuagint, Apostolic Fathers, 1-2 Clement, Paul’s letters

Curriculum vitae

1/2020-   Postdoctoral researcher, University of Helsinki

8/2018-12/2019  Postdoctoral researcher, Centre of Excellence Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions, University of Helsinki

2/2018 Doctor of Theology, University of Helsinki

  • Doctoral Dissertation: Argumentation by Quotations: The Rhetorical Functions of Scriptural Quotations in Romans. Grade: Pass with Distinction
  • Major: New Testament Studies
  • Minor: Greek Language and Literature

International Mobility

  • Visiting researcher at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, University of Oxford, UK, 1/2019–4/2019 
  • Visiting researcher at the Durham University, UK, 9/2014–6/2015
  • Exchange year at Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany, 2010–2011

Pedagogical Competence

University Pedagogy Training, University of Helsinki

  • Constructive Alignment in Course Design, 5 ETCS (UP 2.1), 2019               
  • Teaching and learning in Higher Education, 5 ETCS (UP 1), 2016                                                                      
  • Assessment of learning and giving feedback, 5 ETCS (UP4), 2016
  • Pedagogical Studies (teacher training for secondary school), 60 ETCS, University of Helsinki, 2013

Teaching at the University of Helsinki

  • Teacher of the course Introduction to New Testament Greek, Faculty of Theology
  • Teacher of the course The Text, Research and Theology of the New Testament, Faculty of Theology, 2018
  • Teacher of a Greek workshop, Faculty of Theology, 2017
  • Tutor of academic writing in the module Biblical Studies in Practice, Faculty of Theology, 2017
  • Lecturer and course assistant in Introduction to the New Testament, Faculty of Theology, 2016
  • Teacher of the course Introduction to New Testament Greek, Faculty of Theology
  • Tutor of academic writing in the module Biblical Studies in Practice, Faculty of Theology, 2014
  • Assistant at a master’s thesis seminar, Faculty of Theology, 2013-14

Awards and Prizes

  • Student Prize for the best New Testament Paper, European Association of Biblical Studies, 2015
  • Master’s Thesis Award of the Finnish Exegetical Society, 2013
  • Scholarship from Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst foundation for an exchange year in Germany, 2010–11

Other Academic Activity

  •  Member of the Academy of Finland’s Centre of Excellence Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions, 2014–19
  • Member of the Young Academy of Finland (connected to the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters), 6/2018-
  • Chair of the Programme Unit The Roman Forum in the European Association of Biblical Studies, 2015–17

 

  

 

Education information

2/2018    Doctor of Theology, University of Helsinki

5/2013   Master of Theology, University of Helsinki

5/2010   Bachelor of Theology, University of Helsinki

 

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • Biblical Studies

Publications 2012 2020

Scriptural Authority and Scriptural Argumentation in 1 Clement

Kujanpää, K., 2020, In : New Testament Studies. 66, p. 125-143

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Job or Isaiah? What Does Paul Quote in Rom 11:35?

Kujanpää, K., 2019, In : TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism. 24, 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

The Rhetorical Functions of Scriptural Quotations in Romans: Paul's Argumentation by Quotations

Kujanpää, K. H., 25 Oct 2018, Leiden: Brill. 374 p. (Supplements to Novum Testamentum; vol. 172)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

From Eloquence to Evading Responsibility: The Rhetorical Functions of Quotations in Paul’s Argumentation

Kujanpää, K., 2017, In : Journal of Biblical Literature. 136, 1, p. 185-202 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Sisälle Septuagintaan

Translated title of the contribution: Into the SeptuagintTucker, M. P. (ed.), Kujanpää, K. H. (ed.) & Aejmelaeus, A. P. M. (ed.), 2018, Helsinki: Suomen eksegeettinen seura. 320 p. (Suomen eksegeettisen seuran julkaisuja; no. 116)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issue

Projects 2014 2019

Activities 2014 2019

  • 22 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 9 Oral presentation
  • 2 Public Talks
  • 2 Academic visit to other institution

Scriptural Authority and Divinely Instituted Bishops and Deacons in 1 Clement

Katja Kujanpää (Speaker)
4 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

OCHJS, Oxford University

Katja Kujanpää (Visiting researcher)
14 Jan 201913 Apr 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Lunchtime Seminar, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies

Katja Kujanpää (Attendee)
21 Feb 2019

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

The Concluding Meeting of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in ‘Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions’

Martti Nissinen (Chair of organizing committee), Katja Kujanpää (Member of organizing committee), Timo Tekoniemi (Member of organizing committee), Elisa Uusimäki (Member of organizing committee)
24 Oct 201927 Oct 2019

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

Press / Media

Kirkko ja kaupunki -lehden asiantuntijahaastattelu 19.12.2019

Katja Kujanpää

19/12/2019

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media