On Theology and Objectivity: A Northern Point of View to Analytic Theology



Abstract: This paper has three aims. First, it provides the historical background necessary to understand the nature of academic systematic theology as it is currently being pursued in Nordic countries. Second, it questions whether the current methods of analytic theology are able to fulfill the desiderata of Nordic academic systematic theology. To this end, I suggest a specific methodological solution. Lastly, I assess if analytic theology can remain theological when using this methodology.    

Author Biography

Olli-Pekka Vainio, University of Helsinki
Dr. Theol. Dr. habil.  Olli-Pekka Vainio (ThD., University of Helsinki) is University Lecturer of Systematic Theology at Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki and has the title of docent in Ecumenical Theology.