Each year, the Sixteenth Centuries Studies Conference (SCSC) brings together scholars interested in all facets of the European Reformations. This year we will have another such visit and lecture, this one by Dr. Pekka Kärkkäinen of the University of Helsinki.
Tuesday, 24 October, at
4 p.m., in the
Tommy Thompson Room,
Third floor, Raynor Library.
The lecture is entitled:
"Erfurt vs. Leipzig: Philosophical Schools and Moral Psychology in the Early 16th Century"
Dr. Pekka Kärkkäinen
University of Helsinki
Dr. Kärkkäinen is a specialist in Martin Luther's trinitarian theology, and is presently a member of a research team in the Faculty of Theology at Helsinki working on a project on the history of the philosophy of mind. His current work centers on philosophical psychology, particularly at the University of Erfurt, where Martin Luther received his doctorate.
Kärkkäinen is also a representative, if you will, of the so-called "Finnish School" of Luther studies, which over the past 20 years or so has done the most innovative and exciting work on Luther's theology, particularly on the place of "divinization" in his thought.
Web Posted: 09/12/2006