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  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3), 335

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20042021
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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Auli Vähäkangas is professor in pastoral theology as well as vice dean of the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is the author of Christian Couples Coping with Childlessness: Narratives from Machame, Kilimajaro. Vähäkangas’ research has focused on those in the margins: HIV-positives and childless people in their communities. She has additionally done research on palliative care and on African feminist theology.

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • pastoral theology, pastoral psychology

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

Publications 2004 2020

Surevan tunneside vainajaan voi jatkua

Translated title of the contribution: Bereaved continues a bond to the deceased Vähäkangas, A., 5 Jan 2020, Suru. Lahti, T. (ed.). Helsinki: Kuostannusosakeyhtiö Duodecim, p. 52-55 4 p. 2.20

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterGeneral public

Conformity and resistance in personalized same-sex prayer rituals in Finland

Vähäkangas, A. M., 4 May 2019, In : Theology and Sexuality. 25, 1-2, p. 81-97 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Healthcare Chaplaincy in Finland

Saarelainen, S-M., Peltomäki, I. & Vähäkangas, A., 9 Dec 2019, In : Tidsskrift for Praktisk Teologi . 2/2019, p. 22-31 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
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Katsaus kohtaamisen teologiaan ja teologeihin kohtaamisen ammattilaisina

Vähäkangas, A. M., Saarelainen, S-M. & Nortomaa, A., 2019, In : Teologinen Aikakauskirja. 124, 3, p. 248-255 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleScientific

Kirkko-opin näkökulma diakoniaan: Stephanie Dietrich, Knud Jørgensen, Kari Karsrud Korslien & Kjell Nordstokke (toim.) The Diaconal Church. Oxford: Regnum Books. 2019. 272 s. [Kirja-arvostelu]

Translated title of the contribution: book review of : Stephanie Dietrich, Knud Jørgensen, Kari Karsrud Korslien & Kjell Nordstokke (ed.): The Diaconal ChurchVähäkangas, A., 9 Dec 2019, In : Diakonian tutkimus. 2, p. 74-76 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article reviewScientific

Projects 2013 2021

MeRela: Meaningful Relations: Patient and family carer encountering death at home

Vähäkangas, A., Seppänen, M., Saarelainen, S. & Mäki-Petäjä-Leinonen, A.

09/01/201731/03/2021

Project: Research project

Activities 2008 2019

Lost sibling in the life story of the bereaved - narratives of bereavement bonds within the course of life

Auli Vähäkangas (Supervisor)
1 Aug 20191 Aug 2022

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Verkko-opetusmateriaali Uskonto, ajankohtainen tutkimusaihe

Anuleena Kimanen (Teacher), Heikki Pesonen (Teacher), Titus Hjelm (Participant), Jouko Talonen (Participant), Tuula Sakaranaho (Participant), Johanna Konttori (Participant), Risto Saarinen (Participant), Ilkka Lindstedt (Participant), Nina Nikki (Participant), Jaana Hallamaa (Participant), Auli Vähäkangas (Participant), Panu Pihkala (Participant)
May 2019 → …

Activity: Other activity typesTypes for other activities - External teaching and subject coordination

Marriage, childlessness, and stigmatization in Cameroon

Auli Vähäkangas (Supervisor)
22 May 2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Older men and grief

Auli Vähäkangas (Speaker)
27 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk