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Updates in the bibliography

Risto Saarinen has updated his extensive bibliography on Finnish Luther studies. This may be the last update for reasons noted in the blog: I do not have plans to follow this documention beyond 2017. As Finnish Luther studies have meanwhile become mainline research, … Continue reading

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Vainio and Karimies on Finnish Luther studies

Current issue of Pro Ecclesia offers two interestingly different contributions from the Finnish Luther scholarship. Dr. Olli-Pekka Vainio addresses several recent criticisms against the Finnish positions and offers many helpful clarifications. Mr. Ilmari Karimies, who will soon be defending his … Continue reading

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Luther on Perception and Theological Knowledge

Olli-Pekka Vainio’s contribution in the recent issue of Neue Zeitschrift plunges into Luther’s use of epistemological and psychological theories of his time: 10.1515/nzsth-2015-0005

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Recent contributions

Risto Saarinen has recently published a chapter on  justification in Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s theology: ‘Justification by Faith: The View of the Mannermaa School’, in: The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther’s Theology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 254-263. Finnish … Continue reading

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Additions in Saarinen’s bibliography

Risto Saarinen has gathered new items of Finnish Luther research and comments on it. The list supplements his larger bibliography with articles and monographs published after 2008. See Saarinen’s blog site for the list: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/ristosaarinen/luther-studies-in-finland/

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Hailer on the Finnish Luther-interpretation

Last volume on Lutherjahrbuch (vol. 77, 2010) contains an article by Martin Hailer entitled: “Rechtfertigung als Vergottung? Eine Auseinandersetzung mit der finnischen Luther-Deutung und ihrer systematisch-theologischen Adaptation”. The author discusses the Finnish position critically mostly on the basis of some … Continue reading

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Kärkkäinen on Luther as Sentences commentator

In a volume edited by Philipp Rosemann, there is a chapter on Luther as commentator of Peter Lombard’s Sentences written by myself, Pekka Kärkkäinen. For more information about the volume, see here.

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Vainio on Justification

Olli-Pekka Vainio has published an article entitled “The Doctrine of Justification in the Book of Concord—Harmony or Contradiction?” in the  December 2009 issue of the Dialog. An electronic version of the article is available here.

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Global Luther

Christine Helmer from Northwestern University has edited an volume entitled “Global Luther: A theologian for modern times”, published by Fortress Press. In addition to several interesting articles, the volume includes contributions by two Finnish scholars. Risto Saarinen writes under a … Continue reading

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Future of Luther studies

Risto Saarinen arranged a workshop in Helsinki under the title “Future of Luther studies”, which aimed at identifying topics of current research that will continue to be relevant to Luther studies in the future. The contributions together with some additional articles … Continue reading

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