Pekka Kärkkäinen

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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.

Highlighted publications

  1. Emotions and Experience in Martin Luther

    Kärkkäinen, P. A. 2017 The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther. Nelson, D. L., Hinlicky, P. R., Malcolm, L., Mattox, M. L., Saarinen, R., Vind, A. & Zachhuber, J. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, Vol. 1, p. 436-448 13 p. (Oxford Research Encyclopedias)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  2. Nominalism and the Via Moderna in Luther's Theological Work

    Kärkkäinen, P. A. 2017 The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther. Nelson, D. R., Hinlicky, P. R., Malcolm, L., Mattox, M. L., Saarinen, R., Vind, A. & Zachhuber, J. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, Vol. 2, p. 696-708 13 p. (Oxford Research Encyclopedias)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  3. Philosophy Among and in the Wake of the Reformers: Luther, Melanchthon, Zwingli, and Calvin

    Kärkkäinen, P. A. 2017 The Routledge Companion to Sixteenth Century Philosophy. Lagerlund, H. & Hill, B. (eds.). New York and London: Routledge, p. 189-202 14 p. 8. (Routledge Philosophy Companions)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  4. Conscience and Synderesis in John Mair’s Philosophical Theology

    Kärkkäinen, P. A. 2015 A Companion to the Theology of John Mair. Slotemaker, J. T. & Witt, J. C. (eds.). E. J. Brill, p. 175-193 18 p. (Brill’s Companions to the Christian Tradition; vol. 60)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  5. Johannes Bernhardi on Method

    Kärkkäinen, P. Dec 2014 Lutherjahrbuch 2014: Organ der internationalen Lutherforschung. Spehr, C. (ed.). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Vol. 81, p. 193-223 31 p. (Lutherjahrbuch; no. 81)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  6. The Senses in Philosophy and Science: Mechanics of the Body or Activity of the Soul?

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2014 A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages. Newhauser, R. G. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 111-132 21 p. (A Cultural History of the Senses; vol. 2)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  7. Synderesis in late medieval philosophy and the Wittenberg reformers

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2012 In : British Journal for the History of Philosophy. 20, 5, p. 881-901 21 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  8. Luthers trinitarische Theologie des Heiligen Geistes

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2005 Mainz: VON ZABERN. 208 p. (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts fur Europäische Geschichte, Mainz; no. Bd. 208)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewBook

  9. Sleep and Dreams / Medieval Theories: Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2014 Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind. Knuuttila, S. & Sihvola, J. (eds.). Springer Netherlands, Vol. 12, p. 187-193 7 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  10. Medieval Theories of Internal Senses

    Knuuttila, S. & Kärkkäinen, P. 2014 Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind: Philosophical Psychology from Plato to Kant. Knuuttila, S. & Sihvola, J. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 131-145 15 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  11. Sense Perception / Medieval Theories

    Knuuttila, S. & Kärkkäinen, P. 2014 Sourcebook for the History of the Philosophy of Mind: Philosophical Psychology from Plato to Kant. Knuuttila, S. & Sihvola, J. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 61-79 19 p. (Studies in the History of Philosophy of Mind)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  12. Sense Perception, Theories of

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 2 M-Z, p. 1182-1185 4 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  13. Mental Language

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 2 M-Z, p. 753-756 4 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  14. Jodocus Trutfetter

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 2 M-Z, p. 593-594 2 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  15. Internal Senses

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 564-567 4 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  16. Bartholomaeus Arnoldi de Usingen

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 1 A-L, p. 144-145 2 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  17. Gabriel Biel

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2011 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy Between 500 and 1500. Lagerlund, H. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, Vol. Volume 1 A-L, p. 375-376 2 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  18. Trinity

    Kärkkäinen, P. A. 2010 Engaging Luther: a (New) Theological Assessment. Vainio, O-P. (ed.). Eugene, OR: Cascade Publication, p. 80-94

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  19. Martin Luther

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2010 Mediaeval commentaries on the Sentences of Peter Lombard. Volume 2. E. B. P. W. R. (ed.). Leiden: E. J. Brill, p. 471-494 24 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  20. Psychology and the soul in late medieval Erfurt

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2009 In : Vivarium. 47, 4, p. 421-443 23 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  21. Philosophical psychology in 1500: Erfurt, Padua and Bologna

    Kärkkäinen, P. & Lagerlund, H. 2009 Psychology and philosophy: inquiries into the soul from late scholasticism to contemporary thought. E. B. S. H. M. R. (ed.). Dordrecht: Springer, p. 27-45 19 p. (Studies in the history of philosophy of mind; vol. 8)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  22. Theories of perception in medieval and early modern philosophy

    Knuuttila, S. (ed.) & Kärkkäinen, P. (ed.) 2008 Dordrecht: Springer. 292 p. (Studies in the history of philosophy of mind; vol. 6)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewAnthology

  23. Objects of sense perception in late medieval Erfurtian nominalism

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2008 Theories of perception in medieval and early modern philosophy. Dordrecht: Springer, p. 187-202 16 p. (Studies in the history of philosophy of mind; vol. 6)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  24. Trinitarian theology in the medieval west

    Kärkkäinen, P. (ed.) 2007 Helsinki: Luther-Agricola-Society. 298 p. (Schriften der Luther-Agricola-Gesellschaft; no. 61)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewAnthology

  25. Interpretations of psychological analogy from Ockham to Biel

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2007 Trinitarian theology in the medieval west. Helsinki: Luther-Agricola-Society, p. 256-279 24 p. (Schriften der Luther-Agricola-Gesellschaft; vol. 61)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  26. Nominalist psychology and the limits of canon law in late medieval Erfurt

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2006 Lutheran Reformation and the law. Leiden: E. J. Brill, p. 93-110 18 p. (Studies in medieval and Reformation traditions; vol. v. 112)

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

  27. Theology, philosophy and immortality of the soul in the late Via moderna of Erfurt

    Kärkkäinen, P. 2005 In : Vivarium. 43, 2, p. 337-360 24 p.

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

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Latest activities

  1. 13th International Congress for Luther Research

    Kärkkäinen, P. (Speaker: Keynote)
    1 Aug 2017

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

  2. Reformatsioon 500 - vaimsus, kultuurimõjud, perspektiivid

    Kärkkäinen, P. (Speaker: Presenter)
    17 Oct 2016

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

  3. The Internal Senses in the Aristotelian Tradition

    Kärkkäinen, P. (Speaker: Presenter)
    10 Jun 201612 Jun 2016

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

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Education

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