Systematic Theology

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Organization profile

Organisation Profile

Systematic theology deals with dogmatics, ecumenics, ethics and the philosophy of religion. Since the beginning of the 1980´s the research interests of the department have focused on the Reformation, on medieval philosophy and theology as well as on basic questions of modern theology. New research projects include ethical problems in human gene technology and contextual theology.

Research is conducted in active cooperation with Nordic, German and American scholars . Cooperation with Nordic scholars is especially intense in Reformation studies. Other significant contacts include the University of Utrecht, the University of Oxford and the Institut für Europäische Geschihcte in Mainz.

The department has engaged foreign scholarships holders in these research projects on medieval philosophy and theology. Organizing and participating in research and postgraduate seminars and conferences is a central activity at the department.

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

Research Units

Religion, Conflict and Dialogue

Systematic Theology

Organisational unit: Research Group

Projects 1996 2022

Publications 1978 2019

Ääriviivoja. Esseitä kristillisen dogmatiikan ydinkohdista

Vainio, O-P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Suomalainen teologinen kirjallisuusseura.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Anerkennung: Theologie

Saarinen, R., 2019, Handbuch Anerkennung. Siep, L., Ikaheimo, H. & Quante, M. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 6 p. (Springer Reference Geisteswissenschaften).

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

Antiikin ihmiskauppa ja tutkijan tunteet

Kahlos, R. T. M., 16 Jan 2019, In : Trivium Tampere centre for classical, medieval and early modern studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalOther articlesGeneral public

Christian Emperors, Divination, and Curiositas

Kahlos, R. T. M., 2019, (Submitted) In : Jahrbuch für Antike und Christentum. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Cosmology (space-time)

Vainio, O-P., 2019, (Accepted/In press) T & T Clark Encyclopedia of Theology. T & T Clark

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

Activities 1977 2019

Natural Law, Political Economy and History

Heikki Haara (Speaker: Presenter)
1 Feb 2019

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

Helsinki Center for Intellectual History Seminar

Heikki Haara (Speaker: Presenter)
22 Jan 2019

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

Medieval Philosophy and Theology Research Seminar

Heikki Haara (Speaker: Presenter)
28 Feb 2019

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

Perspectives on Virtue: From Qumran to the Qur’an and Beyond

Elisa Uusimäki (Chair of organizing committee), Anna-Liisa Rafael (Member of organizing committee), Siiri Toiviainen (Member of organizing committee)
8 May 2019

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

Prizes

Academia Europaea membership

Risto Saarinen (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prizes and awards

Dissertation Award

Ville Päivänsalo (Recipient), 10 Apr 2006

Prize: Prizes and awards

Dr. theol. h.c.

Risto Saarinen (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Helsingin yliopiston Tiedesäätiö 15 000 euroa. Väitöskirjatyöhön.

Ilse Paakkinen (Recipient), 7 Mar 2008

Prize: Prizes and awards