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Curriculum vitae

Olli-Pekka Vainio is University Lecturer of Systematic Theology at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Theology. Vainio’s research is focused on following themes: 1) Contemporary Systematic and Philosophical Theology 2) Philosophy of Religion, 3) Social Epistemology, and 4) Theology of Reformation.

In his doctoral dissertation Justification and Participation in Christ. The Development of the Lutheran Doctrine of Justification from Luther to the Formula of Concord (Brill, 2007), Vainio studied various interpretations of justification in Early Lutheranism. His habilitation Beyond Fideism: Negotiable Religious Identities (Ashgate, 2010) focused on the recent discussion on theological method and religious identity. He has published over 50 academic articles, authored or co-authored nine books and edited or co-edited six volumes. His last finished research project dealt with the problem of religious disagreement from interdisciplinary perspective. At the moment he is writing a monograph study on cosmology from theological perspective.

Vainio is a Member of Center of Theological Inquiry, Princeton, where he was a resident scholar in 2008. He was a visiting faculty member at the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford (2011-2012) and a member in Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics Unit (2008-13), which was one of the National Centres of Excellence in Research funded by the Academy of Finland.

Keywords

  • 614 Theology

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

Selected Publications 2001 2019

Beyond Fideism: Negotiable Religious Identities

Vainio, O-P., 2010, Burlington: Ashgate. 196 p. (Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology; no. 13)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Engaging Luther: a (New) Theological Assessment

Vainio, O-P. (ed.), 2010, Eugene, OR: Cascade Publication. 256 p.

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueScientificpeer-review

Justification and participation in Christ: the development of the Lutheran doctrine of justification from Luther to the Formula of concord (1580)

Vainio, O-P., 2008, Leiden: Brill . 259 p. (Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions; no. vol. 130)

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

On believing and acting fallibly

Vainio, O-P., 2010, In : Studia Theologica. 64, 1, p. 97-109 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Postmoderni filosofia, kulttuuri ja kristillinen teologia

Vainio, O-P., 2013, Helsinki: Suomalainen teologinen kirjallisuusseura. 230 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientificpeer-review

Understanding Religious Disagreements

Vainio, O-P., 2014, Theology in Service to the Church: Global and Ecumenical Perspectives. Cole Jr., A. H. (ed.). Eugene, OR: Cascade Publication, p. 38-58 21 p.

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

Projects 2008 2013

Prizes

10 Best New Books in Ethics

Olli-Pekka Vainio (Recipient), 10 May 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities 2002 2018

Eerdmans (Publisher)

Olli-Pekka Vainio (Reviewer)
Jan 2018

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

Artificial Intelligence as an Image of God?

Olli-Pekka Vainio (Speaker)
6 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Sophia (Journal)

Olli-Pekka Vainio (Reviewer)
Aug 2018

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

Planetary Protection, Ethics, and Planetary Sustainability

Olli-Pekka Vainio (Speaker)
19 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Luther-Agricola-Society (Publisher)

Olli-Pekka Vainio (Reviewer)
23 Mar 2017

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

Press / Media

Hyveiden uusi tuleminen

Olli-Pekka Vainio

18/01/2018

1 item of media coverage

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Areiopagi podcast: Universumi on iso, Jumalaa ei ole

Olli-Pekka Vainio

27/03/2017

1 media contribution

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Interview with Olli-Pekka Vainio, CTI Blog

Olli-Pekka Vainio

17/02/2017

1 media contribution

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Haastattelu Helsingin Sanomissa 5.1.2017

Olli-Pekka Vainio

05/01/2017

1 media contribution

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Inkvisitio - poltettiinko keskiajalla noitia kuin koksia

Olli-Pekka Vainio

04/12/2016

1 media contribution

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