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Pekka Lund

19992017
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Description of research and teaching

Pekka Lund is University Lecturer of Missiology (from January 1st 2013 until June 31st 2016) in the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki.

He has previously acted as University Lecturer of Practical Theology (2011-2012) and doctoral student and researcher of Church History (2001-2006).

Lund has specialized on one hand in the History of Christian Missions and historical methodology and on the other hand in recovery from substance abuse.

In his doctoral dissertation Lund researched Finnish Missionaries in China in the early 20th century. In addition to the dissertation Lund has published another monograph and several articles on the topic. His special interest has been in various ways of interpreting historical sources ranging from the history of mentalities to micro history. Especially Lund has been developing psycho historical approach that brings together historical sources and social psychological theories. Additionally Lund has researched the role Christianity plays in the recovery from substance abuse.

Current research interests cover the following: Global Christianity and the history of Christian Missions, Christian recovery from substance abuse, and the role Religions play in causing and solving conflicts.

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology

Publications 1999 2017

Christian faith and recovery from substance abuse, guilt, and shame

Lund, P. T., 13 Apr 2017, In : Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work. 36, 3, p. 346-366 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Christianity in Narratives of Recovery from Substance Abuse

Lund, P. T., 21 Jan 2016, In : Pastoral Psychology. 65 (2016), 3, p. 351-368 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Spiritual songs supporting recovery from substance abuse

Lund, P. T., 2016, Hymn, Song, Society. Innanen, T. & Salminen, V-M. (eds.). Tampere: The Church Research Institute, p. 224-254 31 p. 10. (Publications, The Church Research Institute; no. 63).

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

Mission Studies and Research on Global Christianity in Finland / University of Helsinki

Päivänsalo, V. & Lund, P. T., 2014, In : Svensk missionstidskrift.. 102, 1, p. 21-23

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

Haastattelu historiantutkimuksessa

Lund, P. T., 2013, Kristinuskon historian tutkimusalat ja metodit. Antila, J. O., Laine, E. M. & Meriläinen, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Suomen kirkkohistoriallinen seura, p. 148-159 12 p. (Suomen kirkkohistoriallisen seuran toimituksia; no. 226).

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

Activities 2011 2014

Mission and Money. Missions in the Context of Global Inequalities

Pekka Lund (Member of organizing committee)
3 Apr 20146 Apr 2014

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

University of Lund, Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Pekka Lund (Visiting lecturer)
15 Oct 201317 Oct 2013

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

University of Birmingham

Pekka Lund (Other role)
8 May 2013

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Kirkkohistorian päivä: yksilö kirkkohistoriassa

Pekka Lund (Speaker: Presenter)
27 Sep 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting 2013

Pekka Lund (Attendee)
22 Nov 201326 Nov 2013

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