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Esko Ryökäs, Senior Lecturer emeritus, Docent




 

 



Contact information:
• School of Theology
  Philosophical Faculty
  University of Eastern Finland
  PB 111, FI-80101
  Joensuu, Finland
• phone +358 294 45 269
• email 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 – ).
     Listing in UEF - Connect.
     Visualized listing of my publications
     Bibliography 2000 -

More recently in English and German

  • Collins John N, Hentschel Anni, Ryökäs Esko. 2017. Der Gebrauch von "diaconia" in der Bibel. Diaconia Christi 52 1/2: 22-32. 2017.
  • Mustonen Anne-Mari, Paakkonen Tommi, Ryökäs Esko, Nieminen Petteri. 2017. Abortion debates in Finland and the Republic of Ireland: textual analysis of experiential thinking and argumentation in parliamentary and layperson discussions. Reproductive Health 14: 163. 2017.
  • Nieminen Petteri, Boudry Maarten, Ryökäs Esko, Mustonen Anne-Mari. 2017. Biblical and theistic arguments against the evolutionary argument against naturalism.. Zygon 52 1: 9-23. 2017.
  • Assessing the Role and Function of an Assistant: The Deacon in the Firsts Two Centuries of Christianity. Koet, Bart J; Murphy, Edwina; Ryökäs, Esko / Deacons and Diakonia in Early Christianity: The First Two Centuries. 2018
  • Deacons and Diakonia in Early Christianity: The First Two Centuries. Koet; Bart J, Murphy, Edwina; Ryökäs Esko. WUNT, Tübingen 2018.

  • Nieminen, Petteri; Loikkanen, Juuso; Ryökäs, Esko; Mustonen, Anne-Mari. 2020. Nature of Evidence in Religion and Natural Science Theology and science 18 3: 448-474. 2020.
  • Diaconia as a place - Why Luther did not speak about "diaconia"?. Ryökäs, Esko / Darkness, Light, and Active Love. Studies on Theory and Practice in Luther and Lutheran-Orthodox Ecumenical Theology. 2020. 

  • Avila, Mariano; Ryökäs, Esko. The Church as diaconia. One view of the Reformed understanding of diaconia Diakonian tutkimus 1S: 20-35. 2020.

  • Mitropoulou, Vasiliki; Papageorgiou, Niki; Ryökäs, Esko. The changing role of the church - Diaconia of the Orthodox Church in Greece during the years of the economic crisis 2010-2018 Diakonian tutkimus 1S: 36-61. 2020.


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 
2021)

  • Lecturer, Systematic Theology, 2000 2021
  • 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.
  • Pauliina Pylvänäinen 2017.

Other engagements

 


This was my dissertation:


 

 


Awards

 


         



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