"...[T]he book remains a most valuable contribution to an important issue in a very large field of authors and texts yet to be fully explored and explicated." --Journal of the History of Philosophy
About the Author
Risto Saarinen received his Dr. Theol. in 1988 and Dr. Phil. in 1994, both at the University of Helsinki. His PhD dissertation, 'Weakness of the Will in Medieval Thought' (1994), received broad scholarly attention. From 1994 to 1999 Saarinen worked as Research Professor at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France. Since 2001 he has held the chair of Ecumenics at the University of Helsinki. Saarinen has published extensively in the fields of medieval and early modern philosophy and theology as well as contemporary ecumenism. From 2008 to 2013 he has been in charge of the Renaissance and Reformation research team on 'Philosophical Psychology, Morality and Politics' at the Finnish Academy's Centre of Excellence.