Bengt Kristensson Uggla

Bengt Kristensson Uggla is Amos Anderson Professor of Philosophy, Culture, and Management at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. Following his doctoral thesis on Paul Ricoeur at Lund University (Sweden) in 1994, he has been associated with a number of European and American universities, alongside fulfilling significant management positions, such as that of Dean at the IFL (Swedish Institute of Management) and head of the Nomadic University for Art, Philosophy and Enterprise in Europe (

Uggla is a frequently invited speaker in academia and wider society and has developed a kind of cross-disciplinary hermeneutics. Books include: Slaget om verkligheten: Filosofi—omvärldsanalys —tolkning (2002/2012), Ricoeur, Hermeneutics, and Globalization(2010), Gränspassager: Bildning i tolkningens tid (2012), Trust and Organizations: Confidence Across Borders (2013), Katedralens hemlighet: Sekularisering och religiös övertygelse (2015), Becoming Human Again: The Theological Life of Gustaf Wingren(2016), and Reformation Theology for a Post-Secular Age: Løgstrup, Prenter, Wingren, and the Future of Scandinavian Creation Theology (2017).