This site belongs to Veikko Kalevi Anttonen, Professor Emeritus of Comparative religion (Fi. uskontotiede) at the University of Turku, Finland. He was appointed the full Professor and Chair of Comparative Religion (Fi. uskontotiede) at the University of Turku from June 1st, 1998. Professor Anttonen earned his Ph.D. at the University of Helsinki in 1996. He has held various positions of trust both in Finland and within international scholarly communities, ao. the President of the Finnish Society for the Study of Religion between 2006 and 2011, the Vice-President of the European Association for the Study of Religion (EASR) betweeb 2008 and 2010, the Vice-President and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR) for the five-year period 2015-2020. He was the Editor-in-Chief of Temenos, Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion between 2004 and 2011. He was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Debrecen, Hungary on June 5th, 2010.