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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.

Profiles

No photo of Risto Cantell
20052010
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Yongtao Chen

Person: U2 Teaching and research staff

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20052017
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Sara Gehlin

Person: U2 Teaching and research staff

20082020
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Jaana Hallamaa

Person: U4 Research and teaching staff

20052019

Research Units

Religion, Conflict and Dialogue

Systematic Theology

Organisational unit: Research Group

Projects

Conceptions of Virtue in Early Judaism

Uusimäki, E., Rafael, A. & Yli-Karjanmaa, S.

01/12/201831/12/2020

Project: University of Helsinki Three-Year Research Project

The Impact of Religious Values on Chinese Social Life - A research project of the Academy of Finland

Ruokanen, M., Zhuo, X., Zheng, X., Tang, W., Huilin, Y., Wang, Y., Wei, S., You, B., Zhang, Z., Yang, X., Ford, D., Ochs, P., Bevans, S. B., Dehn, U., Sakaranaho, T., Hämeen-Anttila, J., Moyaert, M., Vähäkangas, M., Fällman, F., Illman, R., Huang, P., Päivänsalo, V., Komulainen, J., He, G., Yongtao, C., Hirvonen, H., Jiang, M., Gao 高, Y. 源., Li, L., Yin, Z., Kuokkanen, A., Gao, S. & Zhu, X.

01/09/201831/08/2022

Project: Research project

Apostolisten isien käännöshanke

Huttunen, N., Tervahauta-Helin, U. K., Salminen, J., Lehtipuu, O., Hakola, R., Nikki, N., Kujanpää, K., Asikainen, S., Toiviainen, S. & Enroth-Voitila, A.

01/12/2017 → …

Project: Other project

Free Will at the Crossroads of Theology and Science

Visala, A.

01/09/201631/08/2021

Project: Research project

Publications

Between Deus Nudus and Solus Christ. Remarks on N. T. Wright's Theological Epistemology

Vainio, O-P., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Responses to N. T. Wright's Gifford Lectures.

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

Deification and ecumenical dialogues

Vainio, O-P., 2021, (In preparation) Oxford Handbook of Deification. Oxford University Press

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

Evin, Sin and Free will

Vainio, O-P., 2021, (In preparation) St. Andrews Encyclopedia of Theology.

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

Religious disagreement

Vainio, O-P., 2021, (In preparation) St. Andrews Encyclopedia of Theology.

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

A Historical Study of Anselm's Proslogion: Argument, Devotion and Rhetoric

Holopainen, T. J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Brill . (Anselm Studies and Texts; no. 02)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Activities

Oliver Crisp

Olli-Pekka Vainio (Host)
25 Feb 202029 Feb 2020

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

Pappina NASAlla

Olli-Pekka Vainio (Speaker)
15 Jan 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Docent Assessment, Sweden (Event)

Risto Saarinen (Board member)
2020 → …

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Ihmisyys

Suvielise Nurmi (Invited speaker)
22 Feb 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

European Journal for Philosophy of Religion (Journal)

Olli-Pekka Vainio (Reviewer)
2020 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

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