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

Vetenskapsrådet, Sweden


Project: Research project_Research

RETOPEA: Religious tolerance and peace

Ketola, M. J., Welker, A. Z. & Salmesvuori, P. M.


Project: Research project_Research

A Global History of Cold War Fundamentalism

Ruotsila, M. M.

24/04/2014 → …

Project: Research project

Publications 1982 2019


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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

A peaceful conquest: Woodrow Wilson, religion, and the new world order

Ruotsila, M., Apr 2018, In : Journal of Ecclesiastical History. 69, 2, p. 451-453 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature review (scientific)Scientificpeer-review

Arvio: Profetiat Trumpin voiton taustalla

Ruotsila, M. M., 2018, In : Ristin Voitto : Suomen helluntaiherätyksen julkaisu. 18/2018

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Avaimet arvaamattoman Trumpin arvaamiseen

Ruotsila, M. M., 1 Apr 2018, In : Turun Sanomat. 1.4.2018, p. 2 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Books and Reading among Rank-and-File Anabaptists in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries

Räisänen-Schröder, P., Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) Golden Leaves and Burned Books: Religious Reform and Conflict in the Long European Reformation. Müller-Oberhäuser, G., Kaartinen, M. & Immonen, T. (eds.). Turku: k&h, Turun yliopisto, kulttuurihistoria

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

Activities 1992 2019

Väitöskirjan ohjaus: Antti Heikkonen

Tuija Laine (Supervisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Digitaalisuus ja rohkeus ihmistieteissä

Tuomas Heikkilä (Speaker), Mikko Sakari Tolonen (Speaker), Minna Susanna Ruckenstein (Speaker), Jaakko Suominen (Speaker)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

University Management (Organisational unit)

Tuomas Heikkilä (Board member)
Dec 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership or other role in national/international committee, council, board

Välivaaleilla on väliä: miltä näyttää Trumpin loppukausi

Markku Ruotsila (Speaker)
15 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Leeds International Medieval Congress 2018

Anna-Riina Hakala (Attendee)
2 Jul 20185 Jul 2018

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

Press / Media

Loppiainen ja sen merkitys tänään.

Kaarlo Matias Arffman


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Presidenttien ja kirkon eriskummallinen suhde

Ville Jalovaara


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Näin Suomen presidentit uskovat

Ville Jalovaara


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Presidenterna och relationen till kyrkan

Ville Jalovaara


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ylen Aamu-tv: Juutalaisvastaisuus kasvava ongelma

Mikko Juhana Ketola


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media