Miikka Ruokanen


Description of research and teaching

*Professor of Dogmatics (Systematic Theology), University of Helsinki, since 1 September, 1993.
*Guest Professor, Renmin University of China (Beijing), since 10 January, 2003.
*Advisory Professor, Fudan University (Shanghai), since 8 January, 2004.
*Visiting Professor, Nanjing Union Theological Seminary, since 1 September, 2004.

My research and teaching focus on doctrinal systematic theology (dogmatics), Biblical hermeneutics and theology, theology of worship, contextual and global theology, Chinese theology, and interreligious dialogue.

Further information on the affiliationDogmatiikan professori / Professor of Dogmatics

Latest publications

  1. The Impact of Christian Charity or Diaconia on the Development of the Welfare State: Eliminating Poverty in Finland

    Ruokanen, M. M., 2018, Toward a Shared Sustainable Future: The Role of Religion, Values and Ethics. Xinping, Z., Zhonghui, Q., Wickeri, P. L. & Carino, T. (eds.). Hong Kong: The Amity Foundation, p. 137-144 8 p.

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

  2. Sanan aika: Raamattua vuoden jokaiselle päivälle: kirkkovuosi 2017-2018

    Ruokanen, M. M. (ed.) & Kaskinen, A-M. (ed.), Oct 2017, Helsinki: Kirjapaja. 144 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthology or special issueGeneral public

  3. Scriptural Reasoning as a Method of Interreligious Dialogue in China

    Ruokanen, M. M. & Li, H., Oct 2017, In : Journal of Comparative Scripture . 8, p. 1-21 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Presentation at Theological Study Days, Kauniainen: "Osoittaako Kiinan kirkko globaalin kristinuskon tulevaisuuden?" ("Does the Church of China Reveal to Us the Future of Global Christianity?", 5 Jan. 2018

    Miikka Ruokanen (Speaker: Presenter)
    5 Jan 2018

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

  2. Public Speech: Sermon in Thomas Mass, Agricola Church, Helsinki, with national broadcasting by Radio Dei, 26 Nov. 2017

    Miikka Ruokanen (Speaker: Presenter)
    26 Nov 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

  3. Oral pre-examiner of the doctoral thesis of Karl-Henrik Wallenstein, Åbo Akademi University, 20 Nov. 2017

    Miikka Ruokanen (Pre-examiner)
    20 Nov 2017

    Activity: Examination typesPre-examiner of doctoral thesis

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Latest projects

  1. Interreligious Engagement in China - The second part of the project

    Ruokanen, M., Zhuo, X., Zhang, Z., Wang, X., Yang, H., Ford, D., Oechs, P., Huang, P., Adams, N., You, B., Li, H., Hirvonen, H., Komulainen, J., Illman, R., Kuokkanen, A., Zhao, F., Zhang, J., Yuan, C., Haj Kerim, A., Zhao, J., Lin, M., Wang, Y., Zheng, X. & Gao, Z.

    01/03/2016 → …

    Project: Research project

  2. Interreligious Engagement in China - The first part of the project: Scriptural Reasoning in China

    Ruokanen, M., You, B., Li, H. & Gao, Z.


    Project: Research project_Research

  3. Christianity in the Asian Religious Context - A research project of the Academy of Finland

    Ruokanen, M., Kvist, H., Soikkanen, T., Zhuo, X., Yang, H., Bamo, A., Jathanna, O. V., Wickeri, P. L., Aagaard, J., Jongeneel, J. A. B., Ruppell, G., Huang, P., Hirvonen, H., Komulainen, J., Antola, M. & Dahlbacka, I.


    Project: Research project

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