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Organization profile

Organisation Profile

History can be described as the organised memory of the humankind. Different literal, oral, and material remains of the past - called sources - form the content of this memory.

Church history is part of both history and theology. History, including church history, is being studied in order to maintain a sense of continuity. Without the sense of tradition carrried on for generations one is not capable of understanding the literal sources of Christianity like the Bible, the Creeds or for example journalism within the church.

Church history is closely connected to other research of history and other fields of social science and arts. Society as a whole, affected by churches, religious groups and their opponents, forms the actual field of study for church history. Church History as discipline in the Faculty of Theology of the University of Helsinki consists of two subjects: General Church History and Finnish and Scandinavian Church History.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2001 2022

Nordic Medieval Book History in the European Context

Heikkilä, T., Mortensen, L. B., Ommundsen, Å., Gejrot, C. & Már Gunnlaugsson, G.

Vetenskapsrådet, Sweden

01/01/201931/12/2020

Project: Research project

RETOPEA: Religious tolerance and peace

Ketola, M., Welker, Á. & Salmesvuori, P.

01/05/201830/04/2022

Project: Research project

Protestant Roots of Finnish National Identities

Sinnemäki, K., Portman, A., Nelson, R., Karlsson, F., Pirttilä-Backman, A., Sumiala, J., Knuutila, J., Laine, E., Laine, T., Saarinen, R., Pessi, A. B., Lauha, A., Stenius, H., Meinander, H., Pihlström, S., Helkama, K., Hakkarainen, M., Slotte, P., Ahlholm, M., Kivistö, S., Räsänen, A., Saarikivi, J., Tolonen, M., Kantola, A., Martikainen, P., Hurri, S., Finell, E., Mangeloja, E., Tilli, J., Markkola, P., Ketola, K., Rentto, J., Partti, H., Huhta, I., Niemi, H., Kuningas, J., Huttunen, N., Ahonen, P. & Ihalainen, P.

19/08/2014 → …

Project: Research project

Publications 1982 2019

#tiedevaalit

Heikkilä, T. M., 17 Jan 2019, In : Turun Sanomat.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Asuuko kaikki viisaus matematiikan kaavoissa?

Heikkilä, T., 7 Jun 2019, In : Turun Sanomat.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Demokratian tuolileikki

Heikkilä, T., 7 May 2019, In : Turun Sanomat.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Etelä-Englannin ilmailumuseot – 100 vuotta sotilasilmailua

Jalovaara, V., 20 Feb 2019, In : Tekniikan Maailma . 4/2019 , 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Francis Schaeffer in Europe: The Early Missionary Years

Ruotsila, M. M., 2019, Return to Sender: American Evangelical Missions to Europe in the Twentieth-Century. Corrigan, J. & Hinkelmann, F. (eds.). Münster: Lit Verlag, p. 17-32 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Activities 1992 2019

KATSE 2019

Mikko Ketola (Speaker: Presenter)
19 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

Kirjan ilta (avec)Ville Jalovaara: Myrskyä ja mystiikka -Suomen tasavallan presidentit ja kirkko.

Ville Jalovaara (Speaker)
6 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Geography and Religious Knowledge in the Premodern World (1150-1550)

Stefan Schröder (Speaker: Presenter)
11 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Onko kristinuskolla tulevaisutta Euroopassa?

Jouko Talonen (Speaker)
9 Feb 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Myrskyä ja mystiikkaa – luterilainen kirkko ja Suomen tasavallan presidentit

Ville Jalovaara (Speaker)
25 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk