Risto Saarinen


Further information on the affiliationEkumeniikan professori / Professor of Ecumenics

Curriculum Vitae

home page: blogs.helsinki.fi/ristosaarinen

Dr.theol. 1988 University of Helsinki

Dr. phil. 1994 University of Helsinki

Dr. theol. h.c. 2017 University of Copenhagen

I am Professor of Ecumenics (tenured) and Director of Academy of Finland's Centre of Excellence "Reason and Religious Recognition" (2014-2019).

My research and teaching deals with ecumenism, the European Reformations and contemporary systematic theology.

Latest publications

  1. Farewell to "Theology in film and fiction"

    Saarinen, R., Dec 2018, In : Dialog. 57, 4, p. 232-232 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

  2. Luther congress in Wittenberg

    Saarinen, R., Mar 2018, In : Dialog. 57, 1, p. 31-34 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Der Anerkennungsgedanke im katholisch-lutherischen Dialog

    Saarinen, R. J., 2018, Auf dem Weg zur Gemeinschaft: 50 Jahre internationaler evangelisch-lutherisch/römisch-katholischer Dialog. Birmele, A. & Thönissen, W. (eds.). Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH , p. 371-384 14 p.

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

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Latest activities

  1. John Barclay

    Risto Saarinen (Host)
    26 Oct 2018

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesAcademic visit at UH

  2. Ecumenical Recognition

    Risto Saarinen (Speaker)
    6 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. coe advisory board

    Risto Saarinen (Attendee)
    30 Jul 2018

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

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Latest prizes

  1. Dr. theol. h.c.

    Risto Saarinen (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  2. Academia Europaea membership

    Risto Saarinen (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes and awards

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Latest projects

  1. Mortality – Kuolevaisuus

    Pihlström, S., Knuuttila, S., Saarinen, R., Heinämaa, S., Pessi, A. B., Kivistö, S., Peräkylä, A., Vainio, S. & Hänninen, J.


    Project: Research project

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