Research Output per year
Risto Uro is University Lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University Helsinki, Faculty of Theology, and a life member of Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge.
Uro’s research interests include the study of the Synoptic Gospels, Nag Hammadi and New Testament Apocrypha, the social world of the New Testament, and the methodology of the New Testament and Early Christian Studies. His current work focuses on applying ritual theory and cognitive science approaches to early Christianity.
Uro is the author of Ritual and Christian Beginnings: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Thomas: Seeking the Historical Context of the Gospel of Thomas (T & T Clark, 2003) as well as the co-editor of several edited volumes, such as Mind, Morality and Magic: Cognitive Science Approaches in Biblical Studies (Acumen, 2013), Sacred Marriages: The Divine-Human Sexual Metaphor from Sumer to Early Christianity (Eisenbrauns, 2008 ), and Explaining Christian Origins: Contributions from Cognitive and Social Science (Brill, 2007).
Uro is currently leading a Nordic research project on “Ritual and the Emergence of Early Christian Religion” (link: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/ritual-earlychristianity/), funded by the Academy of Finland for the period of 2013–17. He is also the first editor of the Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual, 2018 (projected).
Fields of Science
- 614 Theology
- New Testament Studies, New Testament Apocrypha, Ritual Studies, the Cognitive Science of Religion
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
Research output: Book/Report › Book › Scientific › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific › peer-review
Research output: Book/Report › Anthology or special issue › Scientific › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Scientific
Projects per year
01/09/2013 → 31/08/2017
Project: Research project
Activities per year
Risto Uro (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Body, Brain, Behaviour: Socio-Cognitive Perspectives on Early Judaism and Early Christianity: A Nordic Network
Risto Uro (Speaker: Presenter)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
Anuleena Kimanen (Teacher), , Heikki Pesonen (Teacher), , Mulki Al-Sharmani (Participant), , Maija Penttilä (Participant), , Elina Vuola (Participant), , Outi Lehtipuu (Participant), , Risto Uro (Participant), , Alexandra Bergholm (Participant), , Mikko Kurenlahti (Participant), & Teemu Taira (Participant)
Activity: Other activity types › Types for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination
Anuleena Kimanen (Teacher), , Tuomas Heikkilä (Participant), , Risto Uro (Participant), , Aku Visala (Participant), , Mitra Härkönen (Participant), , Tapani Innanen (Participant), & Anne Birgitta Pessi (Participant)
Activity: Other activity types › Types for other activities - Other