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Curriculum vitae

In my academic career, I have specialized in the contextual theology, missiology as well as the theological issues related to the encounter of religions, especially Hinduism and Christianity. I wrote my dissertation on the pluralistic theology of religions of Indian-Catalan Raimon Panikkar.

I have also specialized in the issues of Religious Education, as I worked years 2004-2010 as a lecturer in RE in the Department of Teacher Education. My current position in the Church Council of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Finland has introduced me to the administration and challenges of the Church, so as a scholar I have invested my time to the position of religious communities in the society as well as the strategical options which the major church may take in the emerging multifaith society.

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology

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

Publications 2005 2019

Finland

Vähäkangas, M., Komulainen, J. & Ketola, K. H., 2019, (Accepted/In press) World Christian Encyclopedia: 3rd edition. Zurlo, G. (ed.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia / dictionaryScientific

Panikkar the Dialogical Man: Religion and Religions

Komulainen, J., 2018, Raimon Panikkar: A Companion to his Life and Thought. Phan, P. C. & Ro, Y. (eds.). Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., p. 76-93 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Sakramentaalinen seksi? Uskontojen käsityksiä seksuaalisuudesta ja avioliitosta

Komulainen, J., 2017, Perhe ja avioliitto muutoksessa. Hytönen, M. (ed.). Tampere: Kirkon tutkimuskeskus, p. 36-61 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access

Changing Trends in Christian Theology of Religions

Komulainen, J., 2016, Journal of Comparative Scripture. Beijing: Institute of Comparative Scripture and Inter-religious Dialogue Minzu University of China, Vol. Number 8 July 2016. p. 113-131 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientific

Onko kirkon ulkopuolella armoa? Luterilaisena uskontojen maailmassa

Komulainen, J. A., 2016, Armon horisontit: Huomisen luterilaisuus. Komulainen, J. & Inkala, A-K. (eds.). Helsinki: Kirjapaja, p. 169-185 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Projects 1998 2016

Interreligious Engagement in China - The second part of the project

Ruokanen, M., Zhuo, X., Zhang, Z., Wang, X., Yang, H., Ford, D., Oechs, P., Huang, P., Adams, N., You, B., Li, H., Hirvonen, H., Komulainen, J., Illman, R., Kuokkanen, A., Zhao, F., Zhang, J., Yuan, C., Haj Kerim, A., Zhao, J., Lin, M., Wang, Y., Zheng, X. & Gao, Z.

01/03/2016 → …

Project: Research project

Interreligious Dialogue Promoting Cross-Cultural Communication (RELDIAL)

Ruokanen, M., Sakaranaho, T., Hämeen-Anttila, J., Vähäkangas, M., Rusama, J., Komulainen, J., Martikainen, T., Hasu, P., Groop, K., Huang, P., Visala, A., Jukko, R., Hirvonen, H., Chen, X., Hukari, A., Kuokkanen, A., Chen, Y., Kyllönen, K., Portaankorva, J., Pakkala, M., Kojonen, E., Huhtanen, T., Kuismanen, R., Haapiainen, T., Pöntinen, M., Antola, M., Helle, J., Kärkkäinen, V., Ruppell, G., Ahonen, R. & Vasko, T.

24/02/201131/12/2016

Project: Research Evaluation 2011

Christianity in the Asian Religious Context - A research project of the Academy of Finland

Ruokanen, M., Kvist, H., Soikkanen, T., Zhuo, X., Yang, H., Bamo, A., Jathanna, O. V., Wickeri, P. L., Aagaard, J., Jongeneel, J. A. B., Ruppell, G., Huang, P., Hirvonen, H., Komulainen, J., Antola, M. & Dahlbacka, I.

01/01/200131/12/2003

Project: Research project

Gospel and Cultures - A research project of the Academy of Finland

Ruokanen, M., Kurtén, T., Hurskainen, A., Vasko, T., Huang, P., Ahonen, R., Schreiter, R. J., Walls, A. F., Jongeneel, J. A. B., Brandt, H., Nayak, A., Lande, A., Thelle, N. R., Olsen, J. H., Strandenaes, T., Komulainen, J., Ahonen, T. T., Vähäkangas, M., Vikström, B., Ylänkö, M., Kainulainen, P., Raunu, J. & Antola, M.

01/01/199831/12/2000

Project: Research project

Activities 2007 2010

  • 3 Supervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis
  • 1 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Assessment of candidates for academic posts

Asiantuntijapaneeli: Martti Ahtisaaren luento ”Euroopan unionista ja kirkoista rauhantekijöinä”

Jyri Komulainen (New classification)
18 Feb 2010

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

Co-Supervision of Doctoral thesis

Jyri Komulainen (Co-supervisor)
2010 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Helsingin yliopisto / Teologinen tiedekunta (External organisation)

Jyri Komulainen (Assessment)
Feb 2008

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Co-Supervision of Doctoral thesis

Jyri Komulainen (Co-supervisor)
2007 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Co-Supervision of Doctoral thesis

Jyri Komulainen (Co-supervisor)
20072010

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Press / Media

Mitä Luther sanoisi?

Panu Pihkala, Meri-Anna Elina Hintsala & Jyri Antero Komulainen

19/05/2016

1 item of media coverage

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YLE Radio 1 / Horisontti

Jyri Komulainen

28/03/2010

1 media contribution

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YLE TV1 / Aamu-tv

Jyri Komulainen

23/03/2010

1 media contribution

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YLE TV1 / Voimala

Jyri Komulainen

24/02/2010

1 media contribution

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YLE Radio1 / Markku Heikkinen

Jyri Komulainen

16/02/2010

1 media contribution

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