Taito Kantonen

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Taito Kantonen
BornTaito A. Kantonen
(1900-04-24)24 April 1900
Died26 April 1993(1993-04-26) (aged 93)
Springfield, Ohio, United States

Taito A. Kantonen (24 April 1900 in Karstula, Finland[1] – 26 April 1993 in Springfield, Ohio, United States) was a theologian. At the age of 3 he moved to the United States, where he later attended Harvard University and received a degree in theology. He wrote many books including Man in the Eyes of God.

Kantonen was the professor of systematic theology in Hamma Divinity School (now Trinity Lutheran Seminary) from 1932. He received doctor h.c. from University of Helsinki in 1955.[1]


  1. ^ a b Otavan Iso tietosanakirja, Otava 1968, osa 4, p. 430
  • The back Cover Sheet of his book "The Christian Hope" says he was "the American member of the Lutheran World Federation's Commission on Theology." It lists other books he wrote as: "Theology of Evangelism" - "Lutheran Theology in the Contemporary Scene" and "Resurgence of the Gospel."