Person

Mika Vähäkangas

Professor

  • Church and Mission Studies
  • Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Contact information

E-mail mika.vahakangasctr.luse

Phone +46 46 222 90 59

Mobile +358  451 35 12 91

Room LUX:B318

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

I am Mika Vähäkangas, professor in mission studies and ecumenics.

I begun as a systematic theologian and an Africanist at the University of Helsinki. African Christian Theology became my major field of interest, especially during a year of studies at the Lutheran Theological College Makumira in Tanzania. However, it was only when studying and researching a year in Rome, at Pontificia Università Gregoriana, that I could devote myself to mission studies.

After defending the doctoral dissertation I returned to teach at Makumira, and the college had meanwhile got a university status. After six years at Makumira (and a year in between teaching in Helsinki) I returned to Helsinki University to launch the lecturership in missiology.

I have served in my present position in Lund since August 2009.

At the moment I serve as the president of the International Association of Mission Studies.

Research

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Books (4)

Editorships (6)

Articles (27)

Book chapters (38)

Reviews (28)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)

Newspaper articles (1)

Supervision at Lund University (3)

Mika Vähäkangas

Professor

  • Church and Mission Studies
  • Centre for Theology and Religious Studies

Contact information

E-mail mika.vahakangasctr.luse

Phone +46 46 222 90 59

Mobile +358  451 35 12 91

Room LUX:B318

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30