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  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    00014

    Finland

1981 …2020

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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Jyrki Knuutila (born 1953 in Helsinki, Finland) is Professor of Practical Theology, in the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology since 2012. Earlier in his career, Professor Knuutila has served as temporary Professor and Deputy Assistant Professor, University Lecturer and Assistant of Practical Theology 1982–2011.

 

Professor Knuutila is the Responsible Department Officer of Department of Practical Theology in the Faculty of Theology since 2011. He is Member of the Faculty Council Committee of Student Affairs. In 2005–2007, Professor Knuutila has worked as member of board of a project called ”Penitentiarieprojektet i Riksarkivet Stockholm”, funded by the Swedish foundation “Vitterhetsakademien och Riksbankens jubileumsfond”.

 

Professor Knuutila was nominated to a member of delegation and working group for the Agricola 2007 jubilee year (by the Ministry of Education founded) in the years 2005–2008. Since 2013, he was also nominated to a member of delegation for the Reformation jubilee year 2017. In those occupations, Professor Knuutila had several expert duties. He has also been the chairperson of the Mikael Agricola Society since 2008.

 

Professor Knuutila has been a member of the council of the Society for Church History since 2009 and auditor in 1991–2013. He has lead the project concerning the Vyborg Old Cathedral multidisciplinary research, a project funded by the Alfred Kordelinin foundation. This project requires (in addition to a Finnish research project) negotiations and contracts with the Russian part, since the object of research is located in Vyborg. On the Russian side there are the City of Vyborg, the District of Vyborg, the Leningrad Oblast, and the representatives of the State of Russia involved.

 

Professor Knuutila has got twice the grant for Senior Researcher by the Academy of Finland. The Nordic Academy of Science has also funded one of his research works. The multidisciplinary research group led by him has twice received a grant from the Alfred Kordelin foundation. In addition, Professor Knuutila has received research grants from several different foundations for his studies.

 

Professor Knuutila was a deputy member at board of the Diaconia University of Applied Sciences in 2005–2008. In the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland he has worked as a member at the Church’s Board for Liturgy and Music (KJM), 2000–2012 and as an expert in several working groups. Moreover, he was a member and deputy chairperson of the Theological Education Committee of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland in 2001–2004.

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • Liturgy
  • Homiletics
  • Church/Ecclesiastical Law
  • Church Architecture and Church Art
  • The ecclesiastical usage in the medieval era and in the Reformation time
  • The medieval manuscripts
  • the Cults of Saints

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

Publications

Kirkolliset lähteet & [Tapaustutkimus:] Miten liturgisia käsikirjoituskatkelmia tutkitaan?

Knuutila, J., 29 Apr 2020, Keskiajan avain. Lamberg, M., Lahtinen, A. & Niiranen, S. (eds.). 2. täydennetty painos ed. Helsinki: Viipurin suomalainen kirjallisuusseura, Vol. 2020. p. 167–187 21 p. 1. (Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran toimituksia 1203).

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

Schaumanin kirkkolaki 1869 aikansa yhteiskunnallisessa todellisuudessa

Knuutila, J., 13 May 2020, In : Teologia.fi. 2020, 2: Kirkkolaki ja oikeus, p. 1. artikkeli

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Open Access

Suomen keskiaikaiset konventit ja luostarit

Knuutila, J., 29 Apr 2020, Keskiajan avain. M. L., Lahtinen, A. & Niiranen, S. (eds.). 2. täyd. painos ed. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, p. 160–163 4 p. 2. (Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran toimituksia; vol. 1203).

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

Hautaus ja kuolemankulttuuri “aikojen saatossa” Suomessa

Knuutila, J., 14 Sep 2019, Toinen jalka haudassa: Juhlakirja Juhani Kostetille. Lipkin, S., Kallio-Seppä, T., Tranberg, A. & Väre, T. (eds.). Oulu: Oulun yliopisto, p. 57–64 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Jouko Talonen – yliopistomiehessä on moneksi

Knuutila, J., 13 Dec 2019, Aatteiden ja herätysten virrassa : Professori Jouko Talosen juhlakirja. Kapanen, T. & Lamminparras, N. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen Kirkkohistoriallinen Seura (Finnish Society for Church History), p. 15–16 2 p. 2. (Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran toimituksia; no. 239).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Projects

ANPC: ARCTIC CHRISTIANITY The Meeting of Arctic Native People and Christianity

Bastubacka, J., Cirkovic, E., Guttorm, H., Hugason, H., Knuutila, J., Kylli, R., Larsen , K. E., Murtonen, S., Olsen, G., Talonen, J., Vallikivi, L. & Virtanen, P. K.

Project: Research project

ProNoLa: Protestant Legacies in Nordic Law: Uses of the Past in the Construction of the Secularity of Law

Christoffersen, L., Slotte, P., Rasmussen, T., Lind, A., Heinig, H., Knuutila, J., Bastubacka, J., Gregersen, N. H., Dreyer, R. H. C., Tönnesen, A., Årsheim, H., Sunde, J. Ø., Wejryd, C., Enkvist, V., Modéer, K. Å., Kauffman, T. & Munsonius, H.

01/09/201630/11/2019

Project: Research project

Protestant Roots of Finnish National Identities

Sinnemäki, K., Portman, A., Nelson, R., Karlsson, F., Pirttilä-Backman, A., Sumiala, J., Knuutila, J., Laine, E., Laine, T., Saarinen, R., Pessi, A. B., Lauha, A., Stenius, H., Meinander, H., Pihlström, S., Helkama, K., Hakkarainen, M., Slotte, P., Ahlholm, M., Kivistö, S., Räsänen, A., Saarikivi, J., Tolonen, M., Kantola, A., Martikainen, P., Hurri, S., Finell, E., Mangeloja, E., Tilli, J., Markkola, P., Ketola, K., Rentto, J., Partti, H., Huhta, I., Niemi, H., Kuningas, J., Huttunen, N., Ahonen, P. & Ihalainen, P.

19/08/201431/12/2019

Project: Research project

Activities

Diakonian tutkimus (Journal)

Jyrki Knuutila (Reviewer)
14 Mar 20209 Apr 2020

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

The Report of the Search Committee for the position of University Lecturer in Church History at the University of Helsinki (Event)

Jyrki Knuutila (Board member)
3 Mar 202028 May 2020

Activity: Membership typesAssessment of candidates for academic posts

Karjalan teologinen seura (Publisher)

Jyrki Knuutila (Reviewer)
2 May 202020 May 2020

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

Kirkkorakennuksen pyhyys. Mistä pyhyys muodostuu? Tilojen monipuolinen pyhyys.

Jyrki Knuutila (Speaker)
6 Mar 2020

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

Virus on vaikeuttanut hyvästelyä.

Jyrki Knuutila

03/06/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Ehtoollisen lahja vaikuttaa myös etäyhteyden kautta.

Jyrki Knuutila

03/04/2020

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Millainen papin tulee olla?

Jyrki Knuutila

19/03/2020

1 Media contribution

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Miksi … muutkin viettävät uskonnollisia juhlia?

Jyrki Knuutila

12/12/2019

1 Media contribution

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