Tässä esitellään Petri Tikka (oikealla), seminaarin puheenjohtaja, sekä Marko Marttila (vasemmalla), joka puhuu seminaarissa Psalmin 23 toivosta elokuvissa. Petri Tikka on helsinkiläinen pappi ja tutkija, joka on kuitenkin Mikkelin hiippakunnan papistoa. Marko Marttila on kyseisen hiippakunnan dekaani. (Kiitos hänen tuestaan vuosien varrella! yst. terv. Petri)
Here we introduce Petri Tikka (picture on the right), the chairperson of the conference, as well as Marko Marttila (on the left), who will be talking in the conference concerning the hope of Psalm 23 as presented in movies. Petri Tikka is a Lutheran pastor and scholar from Helsinki. He is a pastor in the diocese of Mikkeli in eastern Finland, since he was ordained as a pastor in eastern Finland. Mark Marttila is the dean of the diocese. (Thank you for your support through the years! - Petri)
maanantai 21. syyskuuta 2020
lauantai 12. syyskuuta 2020
perjantai 11. syyskuuta 2020
|kuvaaja: Jani Laukkanen|
Aku Visala on teologian tohtori ja uskonnonfilosofian dosentti Helsingin yliopistossa. Tällä hetkellä hän toimii akatemiatutkijana ja selvittelee vapaan tahdon saloja. Aku on toiminut tutkijana myös Oxfordin (UK), Princetonin (USA) ja Notre Damen yliopistoissa (USA). Hänen tutkimuksensa liittyvät teologian, filosofian ja kognitiotieteen yhtymäkohtiin.
Philosophical theologians have recently debated the conjunction of free will and the traditional doctrine of hell. Most contemporary philosophers agree that the doctrine of eternal hell can be morally defended only under the assumption that human beings have free will. However, traditional Lutheran theology has rejected human free will. Lutheran theologians are, for the most part, committed to three claims: (1) God is supremely loving and wills the salvation of all; (2) humans have no free will; (3) some humans will go to hell (or at least this is a possibility). I will suggest that these claims cannot be consistently held. A plausible argument can be formed from (1) and (2) against (3): if (1) and (2) are true, then (3) is false and everyone will be saved. Moreover, a plausible argument can be formed from (2) and (3) against (1): if humans have no free will and some humans will be damned, then God is not supremely loving towards humans.
Robin Parry, one of the speakers in the Hope conference, is a theological editor for Wipf and Stock Publishers. He has kindly provided anyone interested in the conference an opportunity to acquire very good and relevant books on hopeful theology for a considerable discount. You can purchase any of the titles mentioned below at a 40 % discount. Email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the coupon code "HOPEFUL". Offer expires by the end of October 2020.
You can find links to the discounted books below for more info. I have marked the books involving speakers in the conference with an asterisk (*). All of the books are very relevant, but as an introduction to the subject of Universal Salvation, I would especially recommend Thomas Talbott's book The Inescapable Love of God. Or, alternatively, The Evangelical Universalist by Robin Parry. For a historical look at Christian universalism, I would recommend "All Shall Be Well" (edited by Robin Parry) or both of the two volumes of A Larger Hope? (by Ilaria Ramelli and Robin Parry).
Petri Tikka, conference host