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Dr. Jason Lepojärvi

(MTh & PhD in Theology, University of Helsinki)


Dr. Lepojärvi is currently Scholar-in-Residence at Regent College, conducting research for a work on the theology of love, entitled Idolatry: Catholic and Protestant Perspectives


Born to a Canadian mother and a Finnish father, Jason studied theology and philosophy at the University of Helsinki. His master’s thesis focused on Pope John Paul II's theology of the body and of sexuality. It was published as the first (and remains the only) introduction to the subject in Finnish. His doctoral thesis - God Is Love but Love Is Not God: C. S. Lewis’s Theology of Love - critically analyzed C. S. Lewis's position in and contribution to the debate on love ('agape vs. eros') that preoccupied much of twentieth century Protestant and Roman Catholic thought. Whilst a Visiting DPhil Candidate at Oxford, Jason served as the President of the Oxford University C. S. Lewis Society.


Jason, his wife, and their two daughters moved to Vancouver in July 2016. Prior to this, they lived in Oxford, where Jason worked as the Junior Research Fellow in Theology at St Benet's Hall.


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