List of Publications

List of Publications
Docent Katja Ritari
A1 Journal articles
- ‘The Irish Eschatological Tale The Two Deaths and Its Sources’. Traditio 68/2013, 125151.
-‘Holy Souls and a Holy Community: The Meaning of Monastic Life in Adomnán's Vita
Columbae’, Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures 37/2011, 129-146.
- ‘The Image of Brigit as a Saint: Reading the Latin Lives’, Peritia 21/2010, 191-207.
A2 Review article
- Review article ‘Liturgy, and Asceticism: Recent Works on Early Irish Theology’ Peritia
22-23/2011-2012, 346-355.
A3 Chapters in research books
- Edition and translation from Old Irish into English of ‘The Two Deaths’ in The End and
Beyond: Medieval Irish Eschatology, eds. John Carey & Caitríona Ó Dochartaigh.
Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications (accepted for publication: forthcoming 2014), 9p.
- ‘Pyhä Patrick ja druidit: uskontojen kohtaaminen varhaiskeskiajan Irlannissa’ (Saint
Patrick and the Druids: the Encounter of Religions in Early Medieval Ireland), in Vieras,
outo, vihollinen: toiseuden kuvauksia antiikista uuden ajan alkuun (Stranger, Odd, Enemy:
Representations of Otherness from Antiquity to the Early Modern Era), ed. Marja-Leena
Hänninen. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura 2013, 174-187.
A4 Conference proceedings
- ‘Heavenly Apparitions and Heavenly Life in Adomnán's Vita Columbae’ in Adomnán of
Iona: Theologian, Lawmaker, Peacemaker, ed. Jonathan Wooding. Dublin: Four Courts
Press 2010, 274-288.
- ‘Image of Conversion in Early Irish Saints’ Lives’ in Frontiers in the Middle Ages.
Proceedings of the Third European Congress of Medieval Studies, ed. O. Merisalo with P.
Pahta. Textes et Études du Moyen Âge, 35. Louvain-La-Neuve 2006, 781-727.
B1 Non-refereed journal articles
- ‘Images of Ageing in the Early Irish Poem Caillech Bérri’, Studia Celtica Fennica
III/2006, 57-70.
- ‘How Should Christians Lead Their Lives? An Exploration of the Image of Lay People in
Adomnán’s Vita Columbae’, Studia Celtica Fennica II/2005, 138-151.
- ‘From Pagan to Christian in the 7th-century Irish Hagiography’, Studia Celtica Fennica
I/2004, 14-23.
-‘De deugd van vrijgevigheid in de vroegste Levens van St. Brigit’ (The Virtue of
Generosity in the Earliest Lives of Saint Brigit), Kelten 27, 2005, 2-3.
- Review of Glendalough: City of God (eds. Charles Doherty, Linda Doran & Mary Kelly;
Dublin 2011), Studia Celtica Fennica IX/2012
- Reviews of Lisa Bitel: Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of
Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe & David Jenkins: ‘Holy, Holier, Holiest’:
Docent Katja Ritari
The Sacred Topography of the Early Medieval Irish Church in Studia Celtica Fennica
- Review of Sari Katajala-Peltomaa: Gender, Miracles, and Daily Life. The Evidence of
Fourteenth-Century Canonization Process in Historiallinen Aikakauskirja 1/2011
- Review of Patricia M. Rumsey: Sacred Time in Early Christian Ireland in Temenos
- Review of Brendan Lehane: Early Celtic Christianity in Teologinen Aikakauskirja 4/2006
- Review of Simon James: Keltit in Studia Celtica Fennica II/2005
- Reviews in Mirator of following titles: Medieval Religion. New Approaches, (ed.
Constance Hoffman Berman); Jill Bradley: ‘You Shall Surely Not Die’ The Concepts of Sin
and Death as Expressed in the Manuscript Art of Northwestern Europe, c.800-1200
- Reviews in Ennen ja Nyt of following titles: Christina Harrington, Women in a Celtic
Church 450-1150; Thomas Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland; Studies in Irish
Hagiography. Saints & Scholars, (eds. John Carey, Máire Herbert & Padraig Ó Riain)
B2 Book section
- ‘Librán as a Monastic Archetype in Adomnán’s Vita Columbae’, in Sacred Histories:
Festschrift for Professor Máire Herbert, eds. John Carey, Kevin Murray & Caitríona Ó
Dochartaigh (accepted for publication: forthcoming 2014), 10p.
- ‘”Pilgrims in the World”: Monastic Life in Early Medieval Ireland’ in Pilgrimage in Life:
Studies in Honour of Professor René Gothóni, eds. Tuula Sakaranaho, Heikki Pesonen, Riku
Hämäläinen & Mari-Johanna Rahkala. Helsinki: Suomen Tiedeseura 2010, 336-345.
- ‘Theology of Holiness in Early Medieval Ireland’, in Approaches to Religion and
Mythology in Celtic Studies, eds. K. Ritari & A. Bergholm. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars
Publishing 2008, 264-291.
C1 Book
- The Road to Heaven: Eschatology and Monastic Spirituality in Early Medieval Ireland.
Studia Traditionis Theologiae. Louvain: Brepols (accepted for publication: forthcoming
- Saints and Sinners in Early Christian Ireland: Moral Theology in the Lives of Saints Brigit
and Columba. Studia Traditionis Theologiae 3. Louvain: Brepols 2009.
C2 Edited book, conference proceedings or special issue of a journal
- Edited with Alexandra Bergholm, Understanding Celtic Religion: Critical Reflections on
Theory and Method. New Approaches to Celtic Religion and Mythology 1. Cardiff:
University of Wales Press (accepted for publication: forthcoming 2014).
- Edited with Alexandra Bergholm, Approaches to Religion and Mythology in Celtic Studies.
Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2008.
- Assisting Tuomas M.S. Lehtonen and Kurt Villads Jensen in editing Medieval History
Writing and Crusading Ideology. Helsinki: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura 2005.
D5 Textbook, professional manual or guide, dictionary
- ‘Críth Gablach’; ‘Palladius’; ‘St Patrick’; ‘St Brendan’ in The Oxford Dictionary of the
Middle Ages, ed. Robert E. Bjork. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010.
Docent Katja Ritari
E1 Popularised article, newspaper article
- ‘Adomnán's Life of St Columba’, in Treasures of Irish Christianity: People and Places,
Images and Texts, eds. Salvador Ryan & Brendan Leahy. Dublin: Veritas, 2012, 40-42.
- ‘Kelttiläinen kristillisyys kiehtoo ja houkuttaa’ (Celtic Christianity fascinates and attracts),
Valkonauha 3/2010, 22-24.
- ‘Irlanti – Insula Sanctorum?’ (Ireland – Insula Sanctorum?), Etsijä 1, 2005, 25-30.
E2 Popularised monograph
- Polku jota kuljen: Kelttiläisiä rukouksia. (A selection of early Irish prayers translated
from Old/Middle Irish into Finnish). Ed. & transl. Katja Ritari. Helsinki: Kirjapaja 2009.
G2 Master’s thesis
- Pyhimys sankarina: irlantilaisten pyhimyselämäkertojen elämäkerralliset rakenteet (Saint
as a Hero: The biographical Structures of Irish Hagiography), Department of History,
University of Helsinki, 1999
G2 Licenciate thesis
- Kohtaamisia maallikoiden kanssa. Maallikoiden kuvaus 600-luvun irlantilaisessa
hagiografiassa (Encounters with Lay People: The Portrayal of the Laity in the 7th-century
Irish Hagiography), Department of History, University of Helsinki, 2003
G3 Doctoral dissertation (monograph)
- Defining the Christian Life: An Exploration of the Earliest Lives of Saints Brigit and
Columba, Department of Early and Medieval Irish, University College Cork, 2004
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