Public lecture with Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
Thursday, November 2, 2017
"What Has Wittenberg to Do with Azusa Street?: Protestant Reformation & The Power of the Holy Spirit"
Broadway Church (Hornby Chapel), 2700 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen joined the Fuller faculty as associate professor of systematic theology in 2000 and was named full professor in 2003. He also holds a teaching position at the University of Helsinki as Docent of Ecumenics.
A prolific writer, Kärkkäinen has authored or edited about twenty books in English (and seven in his native language, Finnish), including The Trinity: Global Perspectives (2007), One With God: Salvation as Deification and Justification (2004), and Trinity and Religious Pluralism: The Doctrine of the Trinity in Christian Theology of Religions (2004), as well as more than 150 articles that have appeared in international scholarly journals. He is also the editor of the Global Dictionary of Theology (with William Dyrness, 2008), The Spirit in the World: Emerging Pentecostal Theologies in Global Contexts (2009), and Holy Spirit and Salvation: The Sources of Christian Theology (2010). Currently he is finishing a five-volume series covering all topics of systematic theology titled A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, published by Eerdmans (2013-2017); the first volume is Christ and Reconciliation (2013), the second, Trinity and Revelation (2014), and the third, Creation and Humanity (2015). Kärkkäinen is member of several editorial boards, including the Strategic Initiatives in Systematic Theology series by InterVarsity Press, the Studies in Systematic Theology series by E.J. Brill (Leiden, Netherlands), and is a reviewer for the International Journal of Systematic Theology.