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    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20072021
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2018

Aivot, Jumala ja vapaa tahto: joitakin kriittisiä huomiota Veli-Matti Kärkkäisen näkemyksistä

Translated title of the contribution: God, Brains, and Free Will: Some Critical Remarks on the Views of Veli-Matti KärkkäinenVisala, A. O., 2018, Jotta maailma uskoisi: Ekumenia lähetystehtävän edistäjänä. Launonen, L. & Lehtinen, A. (eds.). Keuruu: Aikamedia, p. 308-329 22 p.

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Human Cognition and the Image of God

Visala, A. O., 2018, The Christian Doctrine of Humanity. Crisp, O. & Sanders, F. (eds.). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, p. 91-109 19 p.

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In What Senses Might Religion Be Natural?

Visala, A. O. & Barrett, J., 2018, The Naturalness of Belief: New Essays on Theism's Reasonability. Copan, P. & Taliaferro, C. (eds.). Lanham: Lexington Press, p. 67-84 18 p.

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Pro-Science Rhetoric or a Research Program? Naturalism(s) in the Cognitive-Evolutionary Study of Religion

Visala, A. O., 2018, New Developments in the Cognitive Science of Religion: The Rationality of Religious Belief. Van Eyghen, H., Peels, R. & van den Brink, G. (eds.). Cham: Springer , p. 51-70 20 p. (New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion).

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Will the Structural Theory of the Image of God Survive Evolution?

Visala, A. O., Jul 2018, Finding Ourselves after Darwin: Conversations on the Image of God, Original Sin, and the Problem of Evil. Rosenberg, S. (ed.). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, p. 64-78 15 p.

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Wisdom and Freedom as Reason - Sensitive Action Control

Visala, A. O., 2018, Evolution of Wisdom: Major and Minor Keys. Fuentes, A. & Deane-Drummond, C. (eds.). Notre Dame, IN: Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing, p. 104-113 10 p.

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2017

Some Remarks on Human Nature and Naturalism

Visala, A. O., 2017, Verb, Bones and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature. Visala, A. & Fuentes, A. (eds.). Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, p. 240-247 8 p.

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Tekoäly ja teologinen ihmiskäsitys

Translated title of the contribution: Artificial Intelligence and Theological AnthropologyVisala, A. O., 2017, Robotiikka, geenitekniikka, etiikka. Erävalo, E. (ed.). Helsinki: Ajatushautomo Kompassi, p. 11-34 24 p.

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The Many Faces of Human Nature

Visala, A. O. & Fuentes, A., 2017, Verbs, Bones and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature. Visala, A. & Fuentes, A. (eds.). Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, p. 1-26 26 p.

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The Theory of Credition and Philosophical Accounts of Belief: Looking for Common Ground

Visala, A. O. & Angel, H-F., 2017, Process of Believing: The Acquisition, Maintenance, and Change in Creditions. Angel, H-F., Oviedo, L., Paloutzian, R., Anne, R. & Seitz, R. (eds.). Springer-Verlag, p. 183-193 11 p. (New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion).

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Tunnustaminen ja uskonnolliset konfliktit: Kognitiivisia ja evolutiivisia näkökulmia

Translated title of the contribution: Recognition and Religious Conflict: Cognitive and Evolutionary PerspectivesVisala, A. O., 2017, Uskonto ja kamppailu tunnustamisesta. Haara, H. & Palmén, R. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomalainen teologinen kirjallisuusseura, Vol. 285. p. 154-172 19 p. (Suomalaisen Teologisen Kirjallisuusseuran julkaisuja; no. 285).

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2015

Cognition, Brain and Religious Experience: A Critical Analysis

Visala, A., 2015, Springer Handbook of Neuroethics. Clausen, J. & Levy, N. (eds.). Springer Netherlands, p. 1553-1568 16 p.

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Theological Anthropology and the Cognitive Sciences

Visala, A. O., 2015, The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology. Taliaferro, C. & Farris, J. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, p. 57-72 16 p. (Ashgate research companion).

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2014

Explaining Religion in Different Levels: From Fundamentalism to Pluralism

Visala, A., 2014, Roots of Religion. Trigg, R. & Barrett, J. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate, p. 55-74 20 p. (Ashgate Science and Religion Series).

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Filosofinen teologia

Translated title of the contribution: Philosophical theologyVisala, A., 2014, Modernin teologian suuntauksia. Vainio, O-P. & Kemppainen, L. (eds.). Helsinki: Kirjapaja, p. 34-59 25 p. (Theologia Systematica).

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The Evolution of Divine and Human Minds: Evolutionary Psychology, the Cognitive Study of Religion and Theism

Visala, A., 2014, Evolution, Religion and Cognitive Science: Critical and Constructive Essays. Watts, F. & Turner, L. P. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 56-73 17 p.

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2013

Freedom

Visala, A., 2013, Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Runehov, A. & Oviedo, L. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 881-888 8 p.

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Incarnation

Visala, A., 2013, Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions. Runehov, A. & Oviedo, L. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 1049-1054 6 p.

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Theism, Compatibilism and Neurodeterminism: A Response to Marcel Sarot

Visala, A., 2013, Embodied Religion. Jonkers, P. & Sarot, M. (eds.). Utrecht: Ars Disputandi: The Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Vol. 6. p. 121-139 19 p. (Ars Disputandi Supplement Series; no. 6).

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2012

How the Cognitive Science of Religion Might Be Relevant for Philosophy of Religion?

Leech, D. & Visala, A., 2012, Scientific Approaches to the Philosophy of Religion. Nagasawa, Y. (ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 165-183 19 p.

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2011

Argumentteja Jumalan olemassaolon puolesta

Translated title of the contribution: Arguments for the Existence of GodVisala, A., 2011, Johdatus uskonnonfilosofiaan. Visala, A. & Vainio, O-P. (eds.). Helsinki: Kirjapaja, p. 94-140 47 p. (Theologica Systematica).

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Johdanto - uskonto ja filosofia

Translated title of the contribution: Introduction - Religion and PhilosophyVisala, A. & Vainio, O-P., 2011, Johdatus uskonnonfilosofiaan. Helsinki: Kirjapaja, p. 11-34 23 p. (Theologia Systematica).

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Jumalan käsite ja Jumalan ominaisuudet

Translated title of the contribution: The Concept of God and the Attributes of GodVisala, A., 2011, Johdatus uskonnonfilosofiaan. Visala, A. & Vainio, O-P. (eds.). Helsinki: Kirjapaja, p. 36-93 58 p. (Theologia Systematica).

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Sielut, persoonat ja kuolema

Translated title of the contribution: Souls, persons and deathVisala, A., 2011, Johdatus uskonnonfilosofiaan. Visala, A. & Vainio, O-P. (eds.). Helsinki: Kirjapaja, p. 256-278 23 p. (Theologia Systematica).

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Tiede, Jumala ja todellisuus

Translated title of the contribution: Science, God and RealityVisala, A., 2011, Johdatus uskonnonfilosofiaan. Visala, A. & Vainio, O-P. (eds.). Helsinki: Kirjapaja, p. 221-255 35 p. (Theologia Systematica).

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2010

Can Religious Belief Be Explained Away? Reasons and Causes of Religious Belief

Visala, A., Leech, D. & Barrett, J., 2010, The Nature of God : Evolution and Religion. Frey, U. (ed.). Marburg: Tectum Verlag, Vol. 1. p. 75-92 18 p.

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Uusateismin haaste

Translated title of the contribution: The challenge of New AtheismVisala, A., 2010, Minä uskon : Jumala-usko 2010-luvulla. Hytönen, M. (ed.). Tampere: Kirkon tutkimuskeskus, p. 29-46 (Kirkon tutkimuskeskuksen julkaisuja; vol. 110).

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2009

Ristin hermeneutiikka: Kevin Vanhoozerin matkassa merkityksen jäljillä

Translated title of the contribution: Hermeneutics of the Cross: Kevin Vanhoozer on MeaningVisala, A., 2009, Iustitia: Oppi ja historian draama. Vanhoozerin postliberaali teologia. Eskola, T. (ed.). Helsinki, Vol. 25. p. 26-46 (Iustitia).

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Usko ja sen selitykset

Visala, A., 2009, Usko. [Helsinki]: Helsingin yliopisto, filosofian laitos, p. 461-474 14 p. (Filosofisia tutkimuksia Helsingin yliopistosta; no. 22).

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