Christ in Us: A Response to Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen

Originally presented as a response to a lecture given by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2006, this essay contributes in its own right to the conversation on Lutheran spirituality nourished by the last three decades of Finnish Luther scholarship around questions of theosis. It explores these motifs with a particular focus on desire, eros, and intimacy as neglected dimensions of an authentically Lutheran spirituality.