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  • PL 4 (Vuorikatu 3)

    HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

    Finland

20052019
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Personal profile

Curriculum vitae

Pekka Kärkkäinen is University Lecturer of Ecumenics since June 2013.

During his academic career Kärkkäinen has focused on following areas of late medieval and Reformation thought: 1. theology of the Holy Spirit, 2. theology of the Trinity and, 3. philosophical psychology.

In his doctoral dissertation Martin Luthers trinitarische Theologie des Heiligen Geistes (Von Zabern / Vandenhoek & Ruprecht 2005) Kärkkäinen analyzed Luther's view of the Holy Spirit in the context of late medieval theology. As a postdoctoral researcher he has investigated Aristotelian philosophical psychology in Luther's immediate context, which included works of Luther's scholastic teachers in the University of Erfurt. The research has been carried out as a part of two National Centres of Excellence in Research funded by the Academy of Finland: Philosophy of Mind (2002-7) and Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics (2008-13). He has authored several articles and edited two volumes: Trinitarian Theology in the Medieval West (Luther-Agricola-Society 2007) and (with Simo Knuuttila) Theories of Perception in Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy (Springer 2008).

Kärkkäinen is currently a member of the Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition (2014 onwards). Current research interests include: 1. Early Lutheran teaching of philosophical psychology, in particular Johannes Bernhardi (d. 1534) and Philip Melanchthon, 2. Late medieval philosophical schools and the formation of protestant philosophy, and 3. Interaction between psychology and theology in medieval and sixteenth century thought.

Keywords

  • 614 Theology
  • Luther, Reformation, Middle Ages, Holy Spirit, Trinity, philosophical psychology
  • 611 Philosophy

Publications 2005 2018

Luther's Theological Psychology and the Spirit

Kärkkäinen, P. A., 2018, Lutherjahrbuch. Spehr, C. (ed.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht , Vol. 85. p. 154-171 18 p. (Lutherjahrbuch; vol. 85).

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Henki, usko ja kuuleminen Lutherin Galatalaiskirjeen tulkinnoissa

Kärkkäinen, P. A., 2018, Luterilaisuuden ytimessä: Professori Antti Raunion 60-vuotisjuhlakirja. Kotiranta, M. (ed.). Helsinki: Suomalainen teologinen kirjallisuusseura, p. 28-40 13 p. (Suomalaisen teologisen kirjallisuusseuran julkaisuja; no. 288).

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Augustinian, Humanist or What? Martin Luther's Marginal Notes on Augustine

Kärkkäinen, P. A., 2017, Studia Patristica. Vol. LXXXVII - Papers presented at the Seventeeth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015: Volume 13: Augustine in Late Medieval Philosophy and Theology. Vinzent, M., Slotemaker, J. T. & Witt, J. C. (eds.). Leuven: Peeters, p. 161-166 6 p. (Studia Patristica; no. 87:13).

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Teologisen kirjallisuuden lajit ja menetelmät

Kärkkäinen, P. A., 2017, Johdatus keskiajan teologiaan. Mäkinen, V. (ed.). Helsinki: Kirjapaja, p. 46-61 16 p.

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Reformatsioon reformatsiooniteoreetiliselt: Lutheri reformatoorse teoloogia kese

Kärkkäinen, P. A. & Ehasalu, V. (Translator), 2017, Reformatsioon 500: vaimsus, kultuurimőjud, perspektiivid. Tasmuth, R., Burghardt, A. & Pőder, T-A. (eds.). Tallinn: EELK Usuteaduste Instituut, p. 48-57 10 p. (EELK Usuteaduse Instituudi toimetised; no. 25).

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Projects 2008 2019

Activities 2006 2017

  • 12 Supervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis
  • 10 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 3 Membership or other role in national/international committee, council, board
  • 2 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

13th International Congress for Luther Research

Pekka Kärkkäinen (Speaker: Keynote)
1 Aug 2017

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

The Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition

Pekka Kärkkäinen (Speaker: Presenter)
10 Jun 201612 Jun 2016

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

Antti Kinnusen väitöskirjatyön ohjaus

Pekka Kärkkäinen (Supervisor)
1 Jan 2016 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Juha Karhulahden väitöskirjatyön ohjaus

Pekka Kärkkäinen (Supervisor)
1 Jan 2016 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Mika Bergmanin väitöskirjatyön ohjaus

Pekka Kärkkäinen (Supervisor)
1 Jan 2016 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis

Press / Media

Religious Liberty Seminar in Finland Helps Church to Gain Visibility

Pekka Kärkkäinen

14/02/2019

1 item of media coverage

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Mitä Jeesukselle oikeasti tapahtui pääsiäisenä?

Pekka Kärkkäinen

18/04/2014

1 media contribution

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