The post brought these two brand new, extensive handbooks. They have many Finnish authors and lots of info about our projects. Thanks to the editors Kolb, Batka, Dingel, Leppin, Schneider-Ludorff! Updates to my Lutherbibbliography follow soon.
We have a full-day meeting on May 14 at Hämeenkoski near Lahti. Cars leave from Helsinki 8.30 am and return around 6.30 pm.
We have now opened the official website of our Centre of Excellence at:
Next doctoral seminar April 3, 13.30-15 and 16-17.30 at our library room, with papers by Ilmari and Panu. A full-day seminar on May 14, with Ida and others – closer info comes, more papers welcome!
My old website address now automatically redirects you to this new site! Here you find all relevant old info plus all kinds of updates!
We gather to doctoral seminar this time with Ida Heikkilä’s paper on the concept of witness in ecumenism. Let’s gather to the dept coffee room at 16.15 and look for a nice room.
In January 2014, we started the Centre of Excellence “Reason and Religious Recognition”. We hope to open its website soon; you find some glimpses on this site under “Recognition”.
On the New Year’s Eve, the mail brought me the new Lutherjahrbuch 2013 with all papers and seminar reports of our Congress in Helsinki 2012. I spent the first days of New Year reading this 380-page volume, noting how many interesting things I can only now learn from our Congress.
My sincere thanks to all of you for your intellectual effort, and in particular to Prof. Christopher Spehr, the new editor of Lutherjahrbuch, for his effective work with the volume. You can order the Lutherjahrbuch from the German Luther-Gesellschaft or from the publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Three highlights of this year remain in my mind:
– the visit to Oxford in February, with memorable lectures in St Benet’s Hall and C.S. Lewis Society
– the trip with seven doctoral students and post-docs to Heidelberg, Strasbourg and Leuven in June, with lots of fascinating seminars and sightseeings
– the decision of the Academy of Finland to establish a Centre of Excellence “Reason and Religious Recognition” under my direction, operating from 2014 to 2019
I have met so many interesting people and gained so many intellectual insights that I feel myself deeply privileged. I now wish everybody a peaceful Christmas and a Good New Year!
I have now updated most of my raw material regarding publications, Luther studies and Lutheran-Orthodox site until 2013. Some interpretative items are still missing, e.g. a brief description of ongoing L-O dialogues (but the basic data about them has been added until this day). Most of the fulltexts to TUHAT have been added, some of them (dating from 2011, 2012) will have their embargo lifted on January 1, 2014. I welcome all kinds of suggestions, please communicate them primarily to my Helsinki email account.