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Esko Ryökäs, Senior Lecturer, Docent

 
 

 
 

 

 

Contact information:
• School of Theology
  Philosophical Faculty
  University of Eastern Finland
  PB 111, FI-80101
  Joensuu, Finland
• phone +358 294 45 2692 (Wedn. 13-14)
• email esko.ryokas (at) uef.fi

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Personal information

  • Born: 1953
  • Spouse: Riikka, ThD, four children
  • Hobbies: German Käsekuchen (cheesecake), golf, cross-country skiing, computerizing, strange languages

Research interests and projects

  • Diakonia, preaching/sermon and a parish.
  • More here

Publications

     Worldcat identities.
     SoleCris (2000 – ).
     Visualized listing of my publications
     Bibliography 2000 –

Coming

  • John N Collins, Anni Hentschel, Esko Ryökäs: Analysis of important texts about diaconia - Diaconia Christi 52/2017, 1.
  • Onhan diakoni papiston auttaja, onhan - Teologinen aikakauskirja 1/2017.
  • Diakonit ja saarna - Diakonian tutkimus 2 / 2017.
  • Petteri Nieminen, Maarten Boudry, Esko Ryökäs and Anne-Mari Mustonen: Biblical theistic arguments against "the evolutionary argument against materialism" - Zygon 2017.
  • Aikaan sidottu diakonia-käsite. Suomalainen teologinen julkaisuseura 2017.

 

Here some books of mine or with articles of mine:


 


Many photos on this page are from
our School in Joensuu


 

These are some of our icons in Joensuu

 
 

 
 
 
 

Education and degrees

  • Matriculation examination, 1973, Turku
  • Master of Theology, 1979, Åbo Akademi University
  • Licentiate of Theology, 1984, Åbo Akademi University
  • Doctor of Theology, 1993, Åbo Akademi University
  • Adjunct Professor (docent) in Practical Theology, 1994, Åbo Akademi University
  • Adjunct Professor (dosentti) in Systematic Theology, 2003, University of Joensuu 
  • Master of Social Sciences, 2003, University of Joensuu
  • Licentiate of Social Sciences, 2004, University of Joensuu
 

 

 


Faculty of Theology and the Cathedral in Turku
(from abo.fi)

 
 

Professional appointments

Åbo Akademi University (1979 – 1989)

  • Assistant, Institute for Systematic Theology, several periods, 1979 – 1985
  • Acting lecturer, Systematic Theology, 1980
  • Research assistant, 1986
  • Acting lecturer, Practical Theology, 1986 – 1987
  • Department secretary, 1988 – 1989

Research Institute of the Lutheran Church of Finland (1990 – 1991)

  • Acting researcher, 1990 – 1991

University of Helsinki (1992 – 2000)

  • Acting assistant in Church Sociology, 1992
  • Assistant in Church Sociology, 1993 – 2000

University of Joensuu (2000 – 2009) /
University of Eastern Finland
(2010 ⇒ )

  • Lecturer, Systematic Theology, 2000 ⇒
  • Acting professor, Systematic Theology, 2001 – 2002
  • Acting professor, Practical Theology, 2006 – 2007
  • Acting professor, Systematic Theology, 2007 – 2008

University of Göttingen, Germany (2001)

  • Visiting professor (Gastdozent), Practical Theology, Sommersemester 2001
 

 

 

 
 

Qualified for professorships

  • Church Sociology, University of Helsinki, 1996
  • Systematic Theology, University of Trondheim, Norway, 1998
  • Practical Theology, Åbo Akademi University, 1999
 

 
 

Supervised academic theses (selection)

  • Eeva Raunistola-Juutinen, Äiti ja nunna - Kirkkojen maailmanneuvoston naisten vuosikymmenen ortodoksiset naiskuvat. Joensuu 2012. Doctoral dissertation.
  • Petteri Nieminen: A Unified Theory of Creationism – Argumentation, experiential thinking and emerging doctrine. Joensuu 2015. Doctoral dissertation.

Other engagements

 


This was my dissertation:


 

 
 

Awards

  • Great Teacher Certificate of Honour (Hyvä opettaja -kunniakirja), Student Organisation of Students in Western Theology Fides Ostiensis ry, 23.4.2014

 


         

 

 

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