Rostislav Tkachenko, M.Th.
Education, degrees
  • 2012–present: Ph.D. studies in Historical Theology, Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium (ETF Leuven)
  • 2019: Candidate of philosophical sciences in theology (Ph.D. equivalent), National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv, Ukraine. The dissertation: “Peter Lombard’s Philosophical Theology [: God’s Knowledge, Power, and Will in the First Book of Sentences].
  • 2011: Master of Theology and Religious Studies (M.Th., magna cum laude), ETF Leuven, Belgium
  • 2008: Bachelor of Theology (B.Th., magna cum laude), Donetsk Christian University, Donetsk, Ukraine
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2017–: Affiliated Researcher in Historical Theology, ETF Leuven
  • 2015–2016: Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology and Critical Thinking at Odessa Theological Seminary, Odessa, Ukraine
  • 2013–2015: Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Critical Thinking at Odessa Theological Seminary, Odessa, Ukraine
  • 2012–: Adjunct Professor of Historical Theology at Lviv Theological Seminary, Lviv, Ukraine
  • 2011–2013: Instructor of Historical and Systematic Theology and Ecclesiastical Latin at DCU, Ukraine
  • 2007–2009: Assistant Instructor of Historical and Systematic Theology at DCU, Ukraine
  • Guest Professorship: Slavic Theological Seminary, Mukilteo/Seattle, WA, USA (2020); Kiev Theological Seminary, Kiev, Ukraine (2018, 2019); Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, Kiev, Ukraine (2017, 2018); Poltava Theological Seminary, Poltava, Ukraine (2016); Ukrainian Theological Seminary, Berezivka, Ukraine (2016)
Academic memberships
  • The Society of Christian Philosophers (SCP)
  • The Medieval Academy of America (MAA)
Selected Bibliography

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “The Early-Reformed Bible interpretation: main ideas, practices, and influence of Zwingli’s and Calvin’s biblical hermeneutics on the later church history and theology” [“Раннереформатское прочтение Библии: основные идеи, практики и влияние библейской герменевтики Цвингли и Кальвина на последующую историю церкви и богословия”]. Реформатский взгляд [Reformed view Journal] 6, no. 1 (2020): 5–58.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “How to read Paul according to Richard Hays: The echoes of Scripture and imagination in the New Testament interpretation” [“Как читать Павла по Ричарду Хейзу: отголоски Писания и воображение в толковании Нового Завета”]. Bogomysliye Almanac [Альманах «Богомыслие»] 22 (2018): 228–246.
  • “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.
  • “The notion of the necessary in Aristotle and Anselm of Canterbury” [“Концепція необхідного у Аристотеля та Ансельма Кентерберійського”]. In Aristotle: tradition, adaptation, translation [Аристотель: традиція, адаптація, переклад], edited by Oleksii Panych, 93–135. Kyiv: Dukh i Litera, 2017.
  • “Is there anything common between the Reformation and scholasticism? Methodological and historical-theological observations on the interrelation of the two concepts” [“Есть ли что-то общее у Реформации и схоластики? Методологические и историко-богословские наблюдения о взаимосвязи двух понятий”]. In 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.
  • “The forgotten continuation of the Reformation: Jacob Arminius’ theology in the context of the rise of Protestant Orthodoxy” [“Забытое продолжение Реформации: богословие Якоба Арминия в контексте становления протестантской ортодоксии”]. In Proceedings of the All-Ukranian scholarly confrence “The Reformation: the historical and the contemporary context, October 6, 2017” [Збірник матеріалів Всеукраїнської науково-практичної конференції «Реформація: історичний та сучасний контекст», 6 жовтня 2018 року], edited by I. Polishchuk, 52–73. Kherson, 2017.
  • “Declaration of Jacob Arminius’ Theological Opinions in Russian: A Triple Translator’s Introduction.” Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal 18 (2017): 148–156.
  • “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.
  • 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” [“‘Прослогіон’ Ансельма Кентерберійського як історія та пояснення принципів богопізнання: дослідження класичного середньовічного тексту у діялозі з його сучасними інтерпретаторами”]. Naukovi zapysky Ukrayins’koho katolyts’koho universitetu: seriya “Bogoslov’ya” [Наукові записи Українського католицького університету VIII, Серія: «Богослов’я»] VIII, no. 3 (2016): 265–282.
  • “God and necessity: The notion of the necessary in Aristotle and Anselm of Canterbury” [“Бог і необхідність: Концепція необхідного у Аристотеля та Ансельма Кентерберійського”]. Philosophical Thought [Філософська думка] 5 (Aristotle and Aristotelianism) (2016): 56–64.
  • “God’s sovereignty and human freedom” [Суверенность Бога и свобода человека]. In Slavic Bible Commentary: a contemporary Evangelical perspective [Славянский библейский комментарий: современная евангельская перспектива], edited by Sergey Sannikov, 576–577. Kiev: EAAA, Knigonosha, 2016.
  • “Humour and laughter in the Bible” [Смеховая культура в Библии]. In Slavic Bible Commentary: a contemporary Evangelical perspective [Славянский библейский комментарий: современная евангельская перспектива], edited by Sergey Sannikov, 736–737. Kiev: EAAA, Knigonosha, 2016.
  • “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.
  • “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.
  • “The (im)possible God of the (im)possible: A critical-analytical review of Gregory Boyd’s God of the Possible (published recently in Russian)” [“(Не)возможный бог (не)возможного: критико-аналитическая рецензия на книгу Грегори Бойда ‘Бог возможного’”]. Praktychna filosofiya [Практична філософія] 4 (2015): 135–146.
  • “Augustine as the epoch-maker. The Bishop of Hippo’s theology and the medieval thought” [Августин как творец эпохи. Богословие гиппонского епископа и средневековое мышление]. Bogomysliye Almanac [Альманах «Богомыслие»] 14 (2014): 174–199.
  • “Towards a pneumatological ecclesiology: some methodological notes, theological proposals, and practical questions about the Spirit and the Church” [“К пневматологической экклезиологии: методологические заметки, богословские предложения и практические вопросы о Духе и Церкви”]. Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal. Special Issue by Odessa Theological Seminary: Contemporary Ecclesiology (2014): 124–151.
  • “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.
  • “(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” [(Не) «только Писание»: исследование соотношения Священного Писания и Священного Предания как источников богословия у Мартина Лютера в контексте исторического развития западной церковной традиции]. Philosophical Thought / Sententiae. Special issue IV: Hermeneutics of Tradition and Modernity in Theology and Philosophy [Фiлософська думка / Sententiae. Спецвипуск IV: Герменевтика традиції та сучасності у теології та філософії] (2013): 154–180.
  • “A question about the Holy Spirit’s procession (the Filioque issue). An analysis of the historical-theological and linguistic-lexical aspects of the problem: a protestant interpretation” [Вопрос об исхождении Святого Духа (проблема “Filioque”). Историко-богословские и лингвистико-лексические аспекты: специфика протестанской интерпертации]. Theological Bulletin of the theological department of Kiev Eastern Orthodox Theological Academy at the Philosophical-Theological Faculty of the Chernivtsi National University named after Yuriy Fedkovich [Богословський вісник богословського відділення Київської православної Богословської Академії при філософсько-теологічному факультеті Чернівецького національного університету імені Юрія Федьковича] 7 (2013): 162–197.
  • “Peace of Christ—peace of church. An exegetical-theological examination of Colossians 3:14-15” [“Мир Христа – мир Церкви. Экзегетически-богословское исследование отрывка Колоссянам 3:14-15”]. Bogomysliye Almanac [Альманах «Богомыслие»] 13 (2013): 8–31.
  • “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.

Review Articles

  • Review of Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet, by Antonio Spadaro, trans. Maria Way (entitled in Russian “«Кибербогословие» и церковь во всемирной Сети: рецензия и рефлексия на книгу Антонио Спадаро «Кибербогословие: осмысление христианства в эпоху интернета»”). Альманах «Богомыслие» [Bogomysliye Almanac] 27 (2020): 218–231.
  • Review of the Russian translation of Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City, & the People of God, by Harvie M. Conn and Manuel Ortiz (published as Миссия в городе, Харви Конн и Мануэль Ортиз, пер. с англ. Михаила Завалова). Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal 24 (2020): 209–212.
  • Review of Современная болгарская патрология. Сборник статей [Contemporary Bulgarian patrology: a collection of articles], edited by G. Kapriev, I. Bey, S. Markov, S. Ribolov, S. Tutekov, translated by I. Bey. Bogoslov.ru. Published 10 February 2020.
  • Review of Introducing Theological Method: A Survey of Contemporary Theologians and Approaches, by Mary M. Veeneman. Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal 22 (2019): 112–114. https://doi.org/10.29357/2521-179X.2019.22.7.
  • Review of Theology of the Reformation: God, the Gospel, the church [Богословие Реформации: Бог, Евангелие, церковь], edited by Dmytro Bintsarovskyi and Yaroslav Viazovski. Реформатский взгляд [Reformed View Journal] 4, no 1 (2018): 91–105.
  • Review of Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives, by Stephen J. Chester. Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal 20 (2018): 248–251.
  • Review of The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction, by Peter Marshall. Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal 18 (2017): 184–186.
  • Review of The Reformation and Early Modern Europe: A Guide to Research, edited by David M. Whitford. Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal 18 (2017): 177–180.

Translations to Russian

  • Ian J. Shaw with Kevin E. Lawson, Handbook for Supervisors of Doctoral Students in Evangelical Theological Institutions, ICETE series, forthcoming.
  • With Stella White and Alyona Tkachenko: Raymond Bakke, A Biblical Word for an Urban World: Messages from the 1999 World Mission Conference as Библейское послание к горожанам (Kyiv: UETS, 2019).
  • Jacob Arminius’ Declaration of Sentiments on Predestination, Divine Providence, the freedom of the will, the grace of God, the Divinity of the Son of God, and the justification of man before God (a fragment) as “Объявление мнений Якоба Арминия о предопределении, Божьем провидении, свободе выбора, Божьей благодати, божественности Сына Божьего и оправдании человека перед Богом (фрагмент).” Theological Reflections: Euro-Asian Theological Journal 18 (2017): 157–170.
  • Tertullian’s On Military Garland (De corona militis) as “Тертуллиан. О венце воина. Tertulliani De corona militis.” Bogomysliye Almanac [Альманах «Богомыслие»] 15 (2014): 189–209.

Editorial Work

  • Олег Турлак, Чему учит нас Молитва Господня? Библиотека пастора [Oleg Turlac, What Can We Learn From the Lord’s Prayer? Pastor’s library]. Toronto, Canada: Turlac Mission, 2020.
  • Russian translation (by Sergey Kalyuzhnyy) of: Stephen J. Chester, Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives [Новый взгляд на Павла глазами реформаторов] (Cherkassy: Kollokvium, 2018).
  • Russian translation (by V. Chornyy) of: Gregory K. Beale, with David H. Campbell, Revelation: A Shorter Commentary, accompanied by the excurses from: Gregory K. Beale, The Book of Revelation (NIGTC) [Откровение. Серия «Толкование»] (Cherkassy: Kollokvium, 2019).