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Heidi Jokinen
Anni Maria Laato
Synliga men förbisedda: Perspektiv på altarblommornas teologi och praxis

Visible but Ignored: Perspectives on the Theology of Altar Flowers — Altar flowers tend to take a visible position in the church, their use determined by varying traditions. In another sense, however, they are ignored: there is no written theology of altar flowers. While the aims behind and reasons for resting flowers on the altar remain ultimately unclear, they are nevertheless said to symbolize a sacrificial offering as well as a reflection on the abundance of the Creation. So long as no explicit theology on altar flowers exists, their use is haphazard. This is problematic, as they are, after all, placed on the most holy of places. Furthermore, ethical issues concerning the production of altar flowers have yet to be discussed in Finland. The aim of this article is thus to map out historical, biblical, practical, and ethical perspectives that come into play when developing a systematic theology of altar flowers.
Esko Ryökäs
Karitatiivisen diakonia-käsityksen vakiintuminen: Wilhelm Brandtin ja Hermann Wolfgang Beyerin poikkeavat linjaukset

The Concept of Caritative Diaconia: The Different Perspectives of Wilhelm Brandt and Hermann Wolfgang Beyer — How the word ”diaconia” is understood in the New Testament and in the early Church has changed over recent decades. Almost until the end of the 20th century, the prevailing idea of ​”diaconia” was that of humble and charitable aid for one’s neighbor. This idea is often linked to two influential German studies from the 1930s, a book by Wilhelm Brandt and an article by Hermann Wolfgang Beyer in the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament. This article demonstrates that there is a significant difference between these two texts that relates to German society and theological trends of that era.
Katsauksia ja keskustelua
Aila Lauha
Tulisiko arkkipiispa Gustaf Johanssonin muotokuva poistaa myös kirkkohistoriasta?

Kari Syreeni
Nytestamentlig hermeneutik? Problem och framtidsvisioner

Risto Saarinen
Järki ja uskonnollinen hyväksyminen: Suomen Akatemian huippuyksikkö teologisessa tiedekunnassa 2014–2019

Ida Heikkilä
Systemaattisen teologian metodi Saksassa ja Suomessa


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  • Linn Marie Tonstad. Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics (Moona Kinnunen)
  • D. Jason Slone & William W. McCorkle Jr. (ed.). The Cognitive Science of Religion: Methodological Introduction to Key Empirical Studies (Lari Launonen)
  • Mark Ashurst-McGee, Robin Scott Jensen & Sharalyn D. Howcroft (Ed.). Foundational Texts of Mormonism: Examining Major Early Sources (Kim Östman)
  • Tapio Tamminen. Himmler ja hänen suomalainen buddhansa (Vesa Hirvonen)
  • Rachel J. D. Smith. Excessive Saints: Gender, Narrative, and Theological Invention in Thomas of Cantimpré (Päivi Salmesvuori)
  • Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson. Frihet till samvete (Päivi B. Gynther)
  • James T. Turner Jr. On the Resurrection of the Dead: A New Metaphysics of Afterlife for Christian Thought
Vuonna 2019 hyväksytyt teologian opinnäytetyöt