Sophia University

Academics Professors Information

Email: muraka-t[at]sophia.ac.jp
Tel: 03-3238-4049
Office: 10-655
MURAKAMI Tatsuo
村上 辰雄

Associate Professor
Religion

on sabbatical leave in spring 2018

B.A., Beloit College
M.A., Syracuse University
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Research and Teaching Interests:

My main interest in the study of religion has been its methods and theories and, to this extent, I have engaged in some researches in the history of the discipline, examining notions such as primitivism, fetishism, colonialism and modernity. Through these methodological inquiries, I have come to recognize the problem of materiality as a locus for a critical reflection as well as a creative exploration in the study of religion. Recently I have been conducting researches in religious violence, culture of debt and Pentecostalism, all of which, in their own ways, address the problem of materiality.

Selected Publications

Book chapters

COURSES

Courses No Title 2018 Semester Offered
RPH202
FUNDAMENTALS OF RELIGION
Autumn
RPH303
THE ENCOUNTER OF RELIGIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD
Autumn
RPH335 RELIGION, CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE
Not Offrerd
RPH401
INDIGENOUS RELIGION
Not Offered