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Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is a professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He began his academic career in his native Finland. A graduate of the University of Jyväskylä, where he earned a master's degree in education, he served as a lecturer in education and as secretary of Jyväskylä's faculty of education before undertaking further graduate work at Fuller and receiving a master's degree in theological studies in 1989. He went on to earn a doctorate in theology from the University of Helsinki in 1998 and finished an advanced research degree the next year. An ordained minister of the Full Gospel Churches of Finland, Dr. Kärkkäinen served as pastor of the Full Gospel Church in Jyväskylä for two years. He was academic dean and professor of theology at Full Gospel Bible College in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1991 to 1994 and, for the next six years, president of Iso Kirja College in Keuruu, Finland, where he was also a professor of theology. He joined the Fuller faculty as an associate professor in 2000 and was named to his present position last year. Dr. Kärkkäinen also holds a visiting professorship in theology and missiology at Iso Kirja College and is a docent of ecumenics at the University of Helsinki. He has been a visiting lecturer at various academic institutions in Finland, the United States, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Russia, and Egypt. Recipient of research grants from the Academy of Finland, the Research Center of the Lutheran Church of Finland, and the Iso Kirja Foundation, he presently serves as a member of the advisory council of the International Charismatic Consultation on World Evangelization, the advisory group for Church and Ecumenical Relations of the World Council of Churches, and the World Council of Churches Consultation on Healing and Faith among many activities with international religious organizations. Dr. Kärkkäinen is assistant editor of Maailman Ääret (The Ends of the Earth), a journal focusing on missionary work. The author of more than sixty articles in academic journals and chapters in volumes of collected essays, he is also the author of ten books, including, Spiritus spirat ubi vult: Pneumatology in Roman Catholic-Pentecostal Dialogue (1998), Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspectives (2002), and, most recently, Trinity and Religious Pluralism and Doctrine of God: A Global Perspective, the former published earlier this year by Ashgate Publishing and the later by Baker Academic Books. His One With God: Salvation as Deification and Justification will be published this fall by Liturgical Press.