Ismo Dunderberg


Description of research and teaching

Research interests: Johannine literature; early Christian gospels; Gnosticism

Leader of the research team Christianity, Judaism and Greco-Roman Thought (one of the three teams comprising the Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition Research, director: Professor Risto Saarinen, Faculty of Theology, UH, 2014-9)

Leader of the research project Gnosticism and the Formation of Christianity, 2007-11, funded by the Academy of Finland (EUR200000, 2007-9) and University of Helsinki (2 x 4 yrs fulltime research posts for doctoral students, 2007-11)

Courses taught: introduction to the New Testament; introduction to New Testament theology; New Testament doctoral colloquium; introductory Coptic; lectures and seminars on Gnosticism; martyrdom; apostles; the Gospel of John; the Epistles of John; the Book of Revelation; the Gospel of Thomas.

Supervised doctoral theses (completed): Raimo Hakola (2003, published 2005); Randar Tasmuth (2004); Tuomas Rasimus (2006, published 2009); Minna Heimola (2010, published 2011); Päivi Vähäkangas (2012)

Further information on the affiliationUuden testamentin eksegetiikan professori / Professor of New Testament Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Dean, Faculty of Theology, UH (2014-7)

Professor of New Testament Studies (2008-)

Doctor of Theology, Faculty of Theology, UH (1994)

Project Researcher (1994-5); Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland (1995-2003, 2007-8); Acting Professor of New Testament Studies, Faculty of Theology, UH (2003-7); vice-dean (education, 2010-3).

Member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

The 1995 Dissertation Prize of the University of Helsinki

Teacher of the Year 2007, The Faculty Association for Theology Students (TYT)

Latest publications

  1. Recognizing the Valentinians--now and then

    Dunderberg, I. O., 2017, The Other Side: Apocryphal Perspectives on Ancient Christian “Orthodoxies”. Nicklas, T., Moss, C., Tuckett, C. & Verheyden, J. (eds.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , p. 39-53 15 p. (Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus/Studien zur Umwelt des Neuen Testaments; vol. 117).

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

  2. Women and Knowledge in Early Christianity: An Introduction

    Lehtipuu, O-I. E. & Dunderberg, I. O., 2017, Women and Knowledge in Early Christianity. Tervahauta, U., Miroshnikov, I., Lehtipuu, O. & Dunderberg, I. (eds.). Leiden: Brill , p. 1-18 18 p. (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae; vol. 144).

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

  3. Women and Knowledge in Early Christianity

    Tervahauta, U. (ed.), Miroshnikov, I. (ed.), Lehtipuu, O-I. E. (ed.) & Dunderberg, I. O. (ed.), 2017, Leiden: Brill . 379 p. (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae; vol. 144)

    Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Response to Maijastina Kahlos and Ilkka Lindstedt

    Ismo Dunderberg (Speaker)
    12 Mar 201813 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Queer Jesus

    Antu Sorainen (Supervisor), Martti Heikki Nissinen (Supervisor), Ismo Olavi Dunderberg (Supervisor)
    1 Sep 201731 Aug 2021

    Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

  3. Julkistamistilaisuus: Mikko Heikka, Kapitalismi, kristinuskon musta joutsen

    Ismo Dunderberg (Speaker: Opponent/discussant)
    16 Sep 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

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Latest projects

  1. Teologisen alan koulutus- ja osaamistarpeen ennakointi

    Buchert, M., Sainio, J., Salomaa, H., Tuominen, V., Dunderberg, I., Vänttinen, M., Lindfelt, M., Kopperi, K. & Saurama, A.


    Project: Research projectCommissioned research

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