Wally Vincente Cirafesi

Doctoral Research Fellow - Fagseksjonen
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Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

My academic interests are very broad and lie generally in the area of the literary, theological, and social-historical worlds of ancient Judaism and early Christianity. My current research project, however, revolves around the institutional contexts of the Jewish priesthood in the Second Temple period and the origins of priestly christology in first and second century Christianity.

Courses taught

  • (2015) Teaching Assistant for undergraduate course, Bible and Film, Depart of Religious Studies, McMaster University
  • (2014) Teaching Assistant for undergraduate course, The Jewish World of New Testament Times, Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University

Educational Background

- M.A. (New Testament), McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Canada (September 2010–May 2012)

- B.A. (Biblical Languages), Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, USA (January 2007–May 2010)

- I also completed one year of PhD coursework in the Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University.

- My graduate training and publishing record thus far have included work in the following areas:

  1. Method and theory in the study of religion
  2. Ancient Jewish literature (especially Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls)
  3. New Testament and Early Christianity (including patristics)
  4. Ancient Greek language and linguistics
  5. Greek and Aramaic papyrology and textual criticism

Awards

  • 2014–2015  Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15,000 CAD)
  • 2013  The John Billes Scholarship, for academic performance in Biblical Studies, McMaster Divinity College
  • 2013  The Edith Laurence McDermid Scholarship, for academic performance in New Testament studies, McMaster Divinity College
  • 2013  The Joachim Jeremias Paper Prize, Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, for the paper entitled: “The Bilingual Character and Liturgical Function of ‘Hermeneia’ in Johannine Papyrus Manuscripts: A New Proposal.”
  • 2013  Eastern Great Lakes Society of Biblical Literature Paper Prize, for the paper entitled: “The Bilingual Character and Liturgical Function of ‘Hermeneia’ in Johannine Papyrus Manuscripts: A New Proposal.”
  • 2012  The H. Winnifred Lang Scholarship, for academic excellence in New Testament studies, McMaster Divinity College
  • 2011  The John Billes Scholarship, for academic performance in Biblical Studies, McMaster Divinity College

Positions Held

  • PhD Research Fellow, Faculty of Theology, University of Oslo (2015­-2019)
  • Instructor in the Jewish Studies program of E-teacher Biblical (eteacherbiblical.com) (2015-current)
Tags: Bible - The New Testament, Jesus, Patristics, Ancient culture and religion
Published Feb. 4, 2016 3:10 PM - Last modified Apr. 27, 2016 4:31 PM