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Rostislav Tkachenko

Rostislav Tkachenko, candidate of philosophical sciences in theology (Ph.D. equivalent), specializes in historical theology.

He received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Donetsk Christian University (Donetsk, Ukraine), and a Master of Theology and Religious Studies degree, with high honors, from Evangelical Theologische Faculteit (Leuven, Belgium) majoring in medieval theology. In 2019, he defended a dissertation entitled “Peter Lombard’s Philosophical Theology [God’s Knowledge, Power, and Will in the First Book of Sentences]” at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University(Kyiv, Ukraine), and obtained a candidate (Ph.D. equivalent) degree. Currently, he continues his doctoral studies in Evangelical Theologische Faculteit (Leuven, Belgium) and does research in medieval scholastic theology.

Rostislav worked as Instructor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Donetsk Christian University, and Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Critical Thinking at Odessa Theological Seminary (Odessa, Ukraine). Also, he lectured as guest professor in Lviv Theological Seminary, Kiev Theological Seminary, and other Ukrainian theological schools. At the moment, he is Affiliated Researcher in Historical Theology at Evangelical Theologische Faculteit, Leuven.

Major Publications:

  • “The Protestant Quest for a Meaning of the Eucharist: A Comparative Theological Analysis of the Theology of the Eucharist in Lutheran, Anglican and Russian Baptist Traditions.” Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal. Special Issue by Donetsk Christian University: Bible—Theology—Church (2013): 153-174.
  • “(Не) «только Писание»: исследование соотношения Священного Писания и Священного Предания какисточников богословия у Мартина Лютера в контексте исторического развития западной церковнойтрадиции” [(Not) Scripture Alone: An examination of Martin Luther's theology of the ‘Scripture-Tradition’ correlation in the context of the historical development of the western christian tradition]. Фiлософська думка / Sententiae. Спецвипуск IV: Герменевтика традиції та сучасності у теології та філософії [Philosophical Thought / Sententiae. Special issue IV: Hermeneutics of Tradition and Modernity in Theology and Philosophy] (2013): 154-180.
  • “Apostle Peter’s Place in the Ecclesiology of the Gospel of Matthew: An Inquiry into the Theological Meaning of ‘the Rock’ and ‘the Keys of the Kingdom’ in Matthew 16:18-19.” Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal 15 (2014): 67-85.
  • “К пневматологической экклезиологии: методологические заметки, богословские предложения и практическиевопросы о Духе и Церкви” [Towards a pneumatological ecclesiology: some methodological notes, theological proposals, and practical questions about the Spirit and the Church]. Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal. Special Issue by Odessa Theological Seminary: Contemporary Ecclesiology (2014): 124-151.
  • “(Не)возможный бог (не)возможного: критико-аналитическая рецензия на книгу Грегори Бойда ‘Бог возможного’” [The (im)possible God of the (im)possible: a critical-analytical review of Gregory Boyd’s God of the Possible (published recently in Russian)]. Практична філософія [Praktychna filosofiya] 4 (2015): 135-146.
  • “An Analysis of Anselm’s Philosophical Theology and the Problem of Man’s Freedom in His De Concordia.” Sententiae 32, no 1 (2015): 6-35. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent32.01.006.
  • “A Thomistic Untranslatable: A Conceptual Analysis of Aquinas’ Doctrine of Transubstantiation.” Sententiae 34, no 1 (2016): 61-79. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent34.01.061.
  • “‘Прослогіон’ Ансельма Кентерберійського як історія та пояснення принципів богопізнання: дослідженнякласичного середньовічного тексту у діялозі з його сучасними інтерпретаторами” [Proslogion of Anselm of Canterbury as a story and an explanation of the way(s) to know God: an examination of a classical medieval text in dialogue with its modern interpretators]. Наукові записи Українського католицького університету, Серія: «Богослов’я» [Ukrainian Catholic University’s Scholarly Notes, “Theology” Series] VIII, no. 3 (2016): 265-282.
  • “Educational Background and Theological Foreground: A Study of Correlation between Medieval System of University Education and Scholastic Theology in the Thirteenth Century.” Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal 16 (2016): 88-119. https://doi.org/10.29357/issn.2521-179X.2016.16.49.
  • “Концепція необхідного у Аристотеля та Ансельма Кентерберійського” [The notion of the necessary in Aristotle and Anselm of Canterbury]. In Аристотель: традиція, адаптація, переклад [Aristotle: tradition, adaptation, translation], edited by Oleksii Panych, 93-135. Kyiv: Dukh i Litera, 2017.
  • “Есть ли что-то общее у Реформации и схоластики? Методологические и историко-богословские наблюдения о взаимосвязи двух понятий” [Is there anything common between the Reformation and scholasticism? Methodological and historical-theological observations on the interrelation of the two concepts]. The Reformation and Transformation of Society: Past Experiences and Contemporary Challenges: Theses of the International Scientific and Practical Conference (December 8-9, 2017, Lviv), edited by I. Derzhko, R. Protsyuk, and others, 220-229. Lviv, 2017.
  • “Peter Lombard on God’s Knowledge: Sententiae, Book I, Distinctions 35-39, as the Basis for Later Theological Discussions.” Sententiae 36, no 1 (2017): 17-30. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent36.01.017.
  • “Концептуальное измерение средневекового схоластического богословия” [A conceptual dimension of medieval scholastic theology]. Innovative Solutions in Modern Science 4, no. 23 (2018): 128-145. https://doi.org/10.26886/2414-634X.4(23)2018.11.
  • “Peter Lombard on God’s will: Sententiae, Book I, Distinctions 45-46.” Мультиверсум. Філософський альманах [Multiversum. A philosophical almanac] 163–164, no. 1–2 (2018): 136-152. https://doi.org/10.35423/2078-8142.2018.1-2.11.
  •  “Peter Lombard on God’s Knowledge and Its Capacities: Sententiae, Book I, Distinctions 38-39.” Sententiae 38, no 1 (2018): 6-18. https://doi.org/10.22240/sent37.01.006.