kulli.toniste@emkts.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.09.2015–...   
Eesti metodisti kiriku teoloogiline seminar, Piibli ja teoloogia õppejõud (1,00)
01.09.2014–01.09.2015   
Northeastern Theological Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College, Lektor (0,50)
01.09.2006–01.09.2014   
Houghton College, Uue testamendi õppejõud (1,00)
01.09.2003–31.12.2003   
Eesti Metodisti Kiriku Teoloogiline Seminar, Külalisõppejõud (0,50)
 
 
Haridustee
01.10.2002–01.06.2010   
London School of Theology / Brunel University, doktorikraad teoloogias
01.09.2000–01.06.2002   
Asbury Theological Seminary, Magistrikraad Piibliteaduse alal
01.09.1997–01.06.2000   
Eesti Metodisti Kiriku Teoloogiline Seminar, kõrgharidus, Cum Laude
01.09.1996–01.06.1997   
Eesti Kristliku Nelipühi Kiriku Piiblikool, Diplom
01.09.1994–24.06.1996   
Tallinna Õismäe Humanitaargümnaasium
01.09.1985–24.06.1994   
Tallinna 8. keskkool
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2014−...   
Wesleyan Theological Society
2013−...   
Institute of Biblical Research
2004−...   
Society of Biblical Literature
 
 
Loometöö
Johannese Ilmutuse raamatu alane uurimistöö


• Kesk- ja Ida-Euroopa Piibli kommentaar: Ilmutuse raamat (töös) Langhami projekt. (2018- )


• Tunnistav kirik Ilmutuse raamatus, Kirik ja Teoloogia (ilmub suvi 2018)

• “Intertextuality” definition in Biblical studies context. (Global Wesleyan Dictionary) Kirjastamiseks heaks kiidetud. (2016)

• Presentatsioon “Last But Not Least: Revelation 21-22 as the Ending of the Canon” “John’s Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient And Modern” töögrupp, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD (Nov 2013).

• Uurimustöö “Measuring the New Jerusalem: Architectural Rhetoric in Rev 21”, presentatsioon “New Creation: An Interdisciplinary Conference” Northeastern Seminary koostöös Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (Okt 2013).

• Presentatsioon “Measuring the Holy City: Architectural Rhetoric in Revelation 21”, presented at the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society 44th Annual Meeting in Erie, PA. (Märts, 2014).

• Artikkel “Measuring the Holy City: Architectural Rhetoric in Revelation 21:9-21” avaldatud Conversations: EGLBS 2014 Annual Meeting Proceedings (Juuli 2014).

• Monograaf "The Ending of the Canon: A Canonical and Intertextual Reading of Revelation 21-22". Bloomsbury/T&T Clark New Testament Studies Series, 2016.

• Presentatsioon "Tunnistav kirik Ilmutuse raamatus: Sõnum Pergamoni kogudusele ja nägemus kahest tunnistajast" EMKTS Avastuspäev: Eskatoloogia seminar, kevad 2016. .
Uue testamendi teoloogia alane uurimistöö

• Review of Y. R. Yoder Neufeld, Killing Enmity: Violence and the New Testament, IBR Bulletin for Biblical Research 24.1 (2014).

• Review of D. J. Neville, A Peaceable Hope: Contesting Violent Eschatology in New Testament Narratives, IBR Bulletin for Biblical Research 24.1 (2014).


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Piibli arheoloogia alane tegevus:

• Osalemine arheoloogilistel väljakaevamistel Iisraelis (Tel Zayit) Asbury Theological Seminary and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary grupi koosseisus.

• Biblical Archaeology Review scholarship award (Suvi 2004).

• "New Methods on the Field of Biblical Archaeology" presentatsioon (Faculty Forum, Houghton College, kevad 2009)

• Uue Testamendi ajalooga seonduvate paikade uurimine Kreekas ja Türgis koos Dr. Ben Witheringtoni grupiga (Mai 2010).

• Artikkel "Pergamum" in Lexham Bible Dictionary, Logos Bible Software, interneti publikatsioon (2012)..
 
 
Teenistuskäigu lisainfo
Õpetamine kirikutes, kristlik haridustöö

• Jutlus "Ristija Johannes" luterlikus kirikus, Hyderabad, India (Dets 2017).

• Jõulusõnum Presbüterliku kiriku inglisekeese osaduse jõulupeol, Hyderabad India (Dets 2017).

• Jutlus Tallinna Metodisti kirikus (Okt 29, 2017).

• Presentatsioon "John Wesley elu ja õpetus" Eesti Eevangeelsete Üliõpilaste Ühendus (Sügis 2017).

• Presentatsioon Ilmutuse raamat EEÜÜ suvelaager, Tornimäe, Saaremaa. (Suvi 2017).

• Loengud “Eskatoloogia äärealad: Ilmutused, müsteeriumid ja spekulatsioonid” ja “Kuidas lugeda Ilmutuse raamatut nii et sellest ka aru saaks?” (Aprill 2016) Avatud uste päevad: Eskatoloogia seminar, EMKTS, Tallinn.

• Õpikoda "Piibel kui Jumala Sõna" ja paneeldiskussioon "Kes on misjonär?" EMK Suvekonverentsil. Giideoni laager, (August 2016).

• 6-nädalane õpe “Jeesuse elu Johannese evangeeliumi järgi”, Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. (Jaan 2012)

• 4-nädalane õpe “Social Issues in the Gospel of Luke”, Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church (Mai-Juuni 2013).

• Peakõneleja oikumeenilisel üritusel Annual Women’s Prayer and Breakfast, Alden, NY (Apr 2014)

• Peakõneleja Alexander UMC Women’s Retreat. Presentatsioonid “Psalms of Joy” & “Psalms of Sorrow”, Camp Asbury, Mai 2013

• Jõulujutlus, Alexander UMC (Dets 2011)

Käivitasin järgmised õppegrupid Alexander UMC koguduses:
• 10-nädalane õpe “Moosese Kümme Käsku” Alexander UMC (Okt-Dets 2011)

• 7-nädalane õpe “Ilmutuse Raamatu Seitse Kogudust”, Alexander UMC (Kevad 2012)

• 7-nädalane õpe “Jeesus lähis-ida vaatevinklist” (“Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes”), Alexander UMC (2014-15)

• Õpikoda, "Kuidas lugeda Piiblit?" Eesti Metodisti Kiriku Suvekonverents, Giideoni laager, August 2016.

• Acts2 English Speaking Fellowship, Tallinna Metodisti Kiriku inglisekeelne tööharu,

• Piiblitunnid 2-osaline "Ristija Johannese roll" ja "Case for Christ". Suvi-Sügis 2016.



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Osalemine välis-misjonis

• Misjonireis Dominikaani Vabariiki Score International-i vabatahtlike grupiga. Meditsiiniline misjon arstiabi kättesaadavuse parandamiseks marginaliseeritute hulgas sealhulgas suhkruroo istanduses, lastekodus ja vanadekodus. Jaanuar 2014.

• Misjonireis Aurangabad, India. Kristliku lastekodu, kooli, pastorite piiblikooli ja kohaliku koguduse külastamine, jutlustamine. Suvi 2006.

• Linnamisjon Olive Branch Mission, Chicago Illinois. Vabatahtlik töö Aafrika Ameerika kogukonnas Chicago lõunaosas. Suvi 2002. ;

Kvalifikatsioon

Teadustöö põhisuunad
VALDKOND: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.2. Teoloogia; CERCS ERIALA: H160 Üldine, süstemaatiline ja praktiline kristlik teoloogia
VALDKOND: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.2. Teoloogia; CERCS ERIALA: H170 Piibliteadus
VALDKOND: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.3. Ajalooteadused ja arheoloogia; CERCS ERIALA: H210 Antiikajalugu
21.02.2019
kulli.toniste@emkts.ee

Career

Institution(s) and position(s)
01.09.2015–...   
Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary, Associate Professor of Bible and Theology (1,00)
01.09.2014–01.09.2015   
Northeastern Theological Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College, Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies (0,50)
01.09.2006–01.09.2014   
Houghton College, Assistant Professor of the New Testament (1,00)
01.09.2003–31.12.2003   
Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary, Lecturer (0,50)
 
 
Education
01.10.2002–01.06.2010   
London School of Theology / Brunel University, PhD in Theology
01.09.2000–01.06.2002   
Asbury Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
01.09.1997–01.06.2000   
Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary, Diploma in Theology, B.A. equivalent, Cum Laude
01.09.1996–01.06.1997   
Estonian Christian Pentecostal Bible College, Diploma in Christian Ministry
01.09.1994–24.06.1996   
Õismäe High school
01.09.1985–24.06.1994   
Secondary School
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2014−...   
Wesleyan Theological Society
2013−...   
Institute of Biblical Research
2004−...   
Society of Biblical Literature
 
 
Creative work


Research in Book of Revelation


• Central and Eastern European Bible Commentary: Book of Revelation (in progress) Langham Project (2018-)

• Witnessing Church in Book of Revelation, Church and Theology, upcoming in summer 2018.

• Presentation "Call to Witness in the Book of Revelation: Seven Churches and the Two Witnesses" at Eschatology Seminar at Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (Spring, 2016)

• Published monograph, "The Ending of the Canon: A Canonical and Intertextual Reading of Revelation 21-22". Bloomsbury/T&T Clark New Testament Studies Series in 2016.

• Article, “Measuring the Holy City: Architectural Rhetoric in Revelation 21:9-21” peer reviewed and approved for publication in the next issue of Conversations: EGLBS 2014 Annual Meeting Proceedings (July 2014).

• Presentation “Measuring the Holy City: Architectural Rhetoric in Revelation 21”, presented at the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society 44th Annual Meeting in Erie, PA. (March, 2014).

• Presentation “Last But Not Least: Revelation 21-22 as the Ending of the Canon” at the “John’s Apocalypse and Cultural Contexts Ancient And Modern” study group at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD (Nov 2013).

• Paper “Measuring the New Jerusalem: Architectural Rhetoric in Rev 21”, presented at the “New Creation: An Interdisciplinary Conference” at the Northeastern Seminary in conjunction with Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (Oct 2013).
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Research in New Testament theology

Review of Y. R. Yoder Neufeld, Killing Enmity: Violence and the New Testament, IBR Bulletin for Biblical Research 24.1 (2014).

• Review of D. J. Neville, A Peaceable Hope: Contesting Violent Eschatology in New Testament Narratives, IBR Bulletin for Biblical Research 24.1 (2014).
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Research in Biblical Archaeology

• "Pergamum" in Lexham Bible Dictionary, Logos Bible Software online publication (2012).

• Journeyed to archaeological sites in Greece and Turkey with Dr. Ben Witherington (May 2010).

• Presentation "New Methods on the Field of Biblical Archaeology" (Faculty Forum, Houghton College, spring 2009)

• Archaeological excavation at Tel Zayit, Israel (Summer 2004)

• Received Biblical Archaeology Review scholarship award (Summer 2004).


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Additional career information
Teaching in churches, Christian education

• Preached on John the Baptist, in Lutheran church, Hyderabad, India (Dec 2017).

• Spoke to English Speaking Christian Fellowship, Presbyterian church, Hyderabad India (Dec 2017).

• Preached at Tallinn United Methodist Church (Oct 29, 2017).

• Presentation on John Wesley to Estonian Evangelical College Students (Fall 2017).

• Presentation on Revelation at Estonian Evangelical College Students’ summer camp at Saaremaa. (Summer 2017).

• Lectures “Peripheries of Eschatology: Revelations, Mysteries and Speculations” and “How to Read the Book of Revelation and Understand It?” (April 2016) Open Doors: Eschatology Seminar, Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary, Tallinn, Estonia

• Workshop and panel discussion at Estonian Methodist Church Summer Conference Workshop: “Bible as Word of God.” And Panel discussion “Who is my neighbour?” Camp Gideon, Estonia (August 2016).

• 6-week study on the Life of Jesus in the Gospel of John at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church. (Jan-Feb 2012)

• 4-week study on “Social Issues in the Gospel of Luke” at Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church (May-June 2013).

• Keynote speaker at the Alexander UMC Women’s Retreat “Make a Joyful Noise.” Presentations “Psalms of Joy” & “Psalms of Sorrow”, Camp Asbury, May 2013

• Christmas Eve sermon at Alexander UMC (2011)

• 10-week study on the Ten Commandments at the Alexander UMC (Oct-Dec 2011)

• 7-week study on the Seven Churches in the Book of Revelation in Alexander United Methodist Church (Spring 2012)

• 7-week study “Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes”, Alexander UMC (2014-15)

• Workshop "How to read Bible?" at Estonian UMC Summer Conference at Camp Gideon, August 2016.

• 2-part study "Person and Message of John the Baptist" at Acts 2 English Speaking Fellowship, Tallinn UMC, Summer-Fall 2016.


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Foreign mission trips

• Mission trip to Dominican Republic with Score International involving medical ministry, orphanage, and a nursing home ministry (Jan 2014).

• Mission trip to Aurangabad, India involving ministry at an orphanage, a Christian school, and a local church (Summer 2006).

• Urban ministry internship at Olive Branch Mission in Chicago, IL (Summer 2002).
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Qualifications

Field of research
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 2. Culture and Society; 2.2. Theology; CERCS SPECIALITY: H160 General, systematic and practical Christian theology ; SPECIALITY: Theology
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 2. Culture and Society; 2.2. Theology; CERCS SPECIALITY: H170 Bible ; SPECIALITY: Biblical Studies
FIELD OF RESEARCH: 2. Culture and Society; 2.3. History and Archaeology; CERCS SPECIALITY: H210 Ancient history
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PublikatsioonAutoridAastaVäljaande pealkiriKlassifikaatorFailAsutused
The Ending of the Canon: A Canonical and Intertextual Reading of Revelation 21-22Tõniste, Külli20162.1.
Measuring the Holy City: Architectural Rhetoric in Revelation 21:9-21 Tõniste, Külli2014Conversations with the Biblical World1.2.Eesti Metodisti Kiriku Teoloogiline Seminar
Review of Y. R. Yoder Neufeld, Killing Enmity: Violence and the New TestamentKülli Tõniste2014Bulletin for Biblical Research6.9.
Review of Yongbom Lee, The Son of Man as the Last Adam: The Early Church Tradition as a Source of Paul's Adam ChristologyTõniste, Külli2014Bulletin for Biblical Research6.9.Eesti Metodisti Kiriku Teoloogiline Seminar