Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are excited to announce that Rev. Dr. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen will be the Keynote Speaker for the Inaugural Wolfhart Pannenberg Symposium on March 25-26, 2022. Dr. Kärkkäinen (Dr. Theol. Habil., University of Helsinki) is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, and Docent of Ecumenics at the University of Helsinki. Native of Finland, he has also lived and taught theology in Thailand, and he continues participating widely in ecumenical, theological, and inter-religious work. Among almost 30 books written and edited, his most recent project includes the five-volume series titled Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World (Eerdmans 2013-17), which develops a full-scale systematic theology in a critical dialogue with Christian tradition, including global and contextual interpretations, natural sciences, and four other living faiths. Dr. Kärkkäinen is a member of the Academy of Sciences in Finland and an ordained Lutheran minister (ELCA). He has been an avid student of Wolfhart Pannenberg’s work and engages with it in nearly all of his projects. We are very excited and blessed to have him as our Keynote Speaker!

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