Teologinen Aikakauskirja 1/2018
Raamattu mormonien pyhänä kirjana
The Bible as Mormon Scripture — The Bible is one of the four books accepted as scripture by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon mainstream. This article analyses how these Mormons view and use the Bible, its texts and related scholarship. The English-speaking church accepts the King James Version as its official Bible, whereas in non-English contexts, the church uses the common Bible translations available in each language or nation. Although not officially canonised, Mormons also use their founder’s commentary on and changes to the biblical text, known as the ‘Joseph Smith Translation’. Biblical exploration within Mormonism contains elements of explicit eisegesis, as scriptural texts are viewed through the lens of modern-day church teachings and traditions. Mormons generally emphasise conservative viewpoints when engaging in scriptural exegesis, but some openness to the results of historical-critical scholarship can also be seen.
Johan Samuel Pajula, teologisen tutkimuksen uranuurtaja ja yksi vuoden 1918 uhreista
Johan Samuel Pajula, a Forerunner of the Finnish Theological Research and a Victim of the 1918 Civil War — At the University of Helsinki, Johan Samuel Pajula (1856–1918) was the first to publish a doctoral thesis on Finnish Church History and the first Finnish theologian to write and publish his doctoral thesis in Finnish in 1891. Pajula, then a vicar of the Lutheran parish of Iitti, was murdered by the Reds during the Finnish Civil War in 1918. Despite his ground-breaking books and articles, Pajula was not able to gain a tenure position at the Faculty of Theology. By the 1890s, the leading Finnish theologians, having Swedish as their mother tongue and originating from the upper strata of Finnish society, had become supporters of Beckian Biblicism, a fundamentalist interpretation originating from the theology of Johann Tobias Beck. Pajula, a Finnish speaker and son of a saddle-maker, was not a Beckian.
Pyhien kirjoitusten kohtaaminen: Abrahamilaisten uskontojen näkökulmia kirjoituksiin pohjautuvaan kuuntelevaan keskusteluun
The Meeting of Scriptures: Perspectives of Abrahamic Religions on Scriptural Reasoning Scriptural reasoning is a form of interreligious dialogue in which Jews, Christians, Muslims and others read their scriptures together. The aim is not to reach consensus but to engage in high-level debate on religious disagreements, to build peace and to alleviate suffering in the world. In this article, I first survey the basic ideas of scriptural reasoning. I then focus on Jewish, Christian and Muslim agendas for this practice, based on the writings of Peter Ochs, Steven Kepnes, David Ford, Nicholas Adams, Basit Bilal Koshul and Tim Winter. Finally, I outline some of the challenges and possibilities of the movement as it evolves and spreads to new contexts.
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