John Wayne Kaufman, PhD

Associate Professor

Church History
Head of Department, Theology and History

Special fields:

  • Early Christianity
  • History of theology
  • Christian denominations
  • Historical method
  • History as a theological discipline
Phone: 22590626
Mobile: 98457483
Office: 341

Presentation

My primary research area is early Christianity, with a concentration on the second and third centuries. My PhD dissertation was on the understanding of salvation as deification in the theology of Irenaeus of Lyons, and my recent research has continued to be focused on Irenaeus. My teaching responsibilities have for the most part been concentrated in the following areas: early Christianity in the Roman Empire; history of theology; the study of Christian denominations, both historical and contemporary; historical method; and the role of historical studies within the framework of the study of theology.

Publications

Oversikt over samlet produksjon (cristin.no)

Selected publications

  • Kaufman, J. W. (2016). Historical relativism and the essence of Christianity. Studia Theologica, 70(1), s. 4 - 21. ISSN: 0039-338X
  • Kaufman, J. W. (2016). Sønnens rike : eskatologi hos Ireneus. Mellan tid och evighet: Eskatologiska perspektiv i den tidiga kyrkan. Föreläsningar hållna vid Nordiska patristikermötet i Lund 18–20 augusti 2014, s. 49 - 69. Artos & Norma bokförlag. ISBN: 9789175808246
  • Kaufman, J. W. (2015). Ireneus - Den kristne grunnfortellingen konsolideres. Gud er alltid større: Kirkefedrenes teologiske språk, s. 77 - 92. Novus Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-7099-831-9
  • Kaufman, J. W. (2011). Diverging Trajectories or Emerging Mainstream? Unity and Diversity in Second Century Christianity. Among Jews, Gentiles and Christians in Antiquity and the Middle Ages : studies in honour of professor Oskar Skarsaune on his 65th birthday, s. 113 - 128. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-519-2789-5
  • Kaufman, J. & Skarsaune, O. (2011). Among Jews, Gentiles and Christians in Antiquity and the Middle Ages : studies in honour of professor Oskar Skarsaune on his 65th birthday. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-519-2789-5
  • Kaufman, J. W. (2009). Becoming divine, becoming human : deification themes in Irenaeus of Lyons. Search in Cristin...

Newest scientific publications

  • Kaufman, J. W. (2016). Historical relativism and the essence of Christianity. Studia Theologica, 70(1), s. 4 - 21. ISSN: 0039-338X
  • Kaufman, J. W. (2015). Ireneus - Den kristne grunnfortellingen konsolideres. Gud er alltid større: Kirkefedrenes teologiske språk, s. 77 - 92. Novus Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-7099-831-9
  • Kaufman, J. W. (2011). Diverging Trajectories or Emerging Mainstream? Unity and Diversity in Second Century Christianity. Among Jews, Gentiles and Christians in Antiquity and the Middle Ages : studies in honour of professor Oskar Skarsaune on his 65th birthday, s. 113 - 128. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-519-2789-5
  • Kaufman, J. & Skarsaune, O. (2011). Among Jews, Gentiles and Christians in Antiquity and the Middle Ages : studies in honour of professor Oskar Skarsaune on his 65th birthday. Tapir Akademisk Forlag. ISBN: 978-82-519-2789-5

Education and professional practice

1998Cand.mag. UiO - Tysk, Kristendom, Idéhistorie
2001Cand.philol. UiO - Idéhistorie hovedfag
2002Timelærer i kirkehistorie, MF
2003Cand.theol., MF
2004 - 2008Stipendiat ved MF
2009 - 2012Rådgiver, Presteforeningen
2009PhD i teologi - kirkehistorie, MF
2012 - presentFørsteamanuensis i kirkehistorie, MF
2013 - presentAvdelingsleder, Avdeling for teologi og historie, MF

Positions

1995 - 1998Styremedlem for Sandomstiftelsen (Sandom og Thomasgården retreatsteder)
2014 - 2018Styremedlem Det teologiske menighetsfakultet