It’s a real honour and humbling experience to receive this,” Professor John Kloppenborg said as he accepted his elite designation.

Kloppenborg was among the small group of University of Toronto faculty members who were distinguished as the university’s newest University Professors. The honour emphasizes their productive and influential academic careers and are selected for their unusual scholarly achievement and prominence in a particular field of study.

Professor John Kloppenborg was recognized for his groundbreaking and profound impact in the field of religion. He is a specialist in the orgins of Christianity and the New Testament and is considered one of the leading academics in his field.

Kloppenborg used one word to describe his appointment: “daunting.”

When you look at the list of people who are University Professors at the University of Toronto, 50 of them right now, those are astonishing people who have done amazing things.
John Kloppenborg

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