Sessional Lecturer in Biblical Studies





Our former full-time colleague, currently teaching at Tangaza University in Nairobi, Kenya, Dr Szypula visits St Augustine almost every year to offer the MPhil module in Biblical Studies.

Wojciech Szypula, born in Przemysl, Poland, is a member of Society of the Divine Word (SVD). He holds B.A. in Philosophy from Divine Word Seminary, Nysa, Poland, M.A. from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, and PhD in Biblical Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. He has extensively taught and lectured on the variety of Biblical books and related subjects in Zambia, South Africa, and Kenya. Currently, he teaches at Tangaza University in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education

    09/2003 - 05/2007:  PhD. (Biblical Theology; summa cum laude) - Gregorian University, Rome

    08/1992 - 06/1998:  M.A. (Theology; NT Specialization)

                                 M.Div. (Theology) - Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, USA

    08/1989 - 06/1991:  B.A. (Philosophy) Divine Word College, Nysa, Poland 

  • Publications

    • Book review. J.C. Roetzel, “2 Corinthians”. In New Theology Review, August 2010.
    • The Holy Spirit in the Eschatological Tension of Christian Life. An Exegetico-Theological Study of 2 Corinthians 5,1-5 and Romans 8,18-27, Editrice Pontificia Universita Gregoriana, Rome 2007.
    • The Four Gospels:  Comparative Study of the Background, Themes, and Theology of the Four Gospels. Published in series “Tuto yapili ya Bible” Butali Press, Livingstone, 2002.


  • Other Scholarly Contributions

    • New Testament Society of Southern Africa        Member
    • Catholic Biblical Federation                                  Member    
    • The American Bible Society                                 Scholarly Achievement Award       
    • External Examiner for Higher Certificate in Biblical Studies Program (HCBS), St Augustine College of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa
    • Coordinator of the Biblical Department of the Undergraduate Theology Program, St Augustine College of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa (2012-2014)
    • Lecturer of the Biblical component of the Master Program, St Augustine College of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa 
    • Coordinator of Biblical Apostolate for the African Zone of the Society of the Divine Word. 
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