MURAKAMI Tatsuo

村上 辰雄
Associate Professor
Religion
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
“Asking the Question of the Origin of Religion in the Age of Globalization,” in Religion and Global Culture: New Terrain in the Study of Religion and the Work of Charles H. Long, Jennifer Reid, ed. (Lexington Books, 2003) pp. 7-25.

「宗教としてのフェティシズム-近代「宗教」概念理解への一つのアプローチ」田中雅一編『フェティシズム論の系譜と展望』京都大学学術出版会、2009年、41-63頁

COURSES

Courses NoTitle2017 Semester Offered
RPH202 FUNDAMENTALS OF RELIGION Spring
RPH401 INDIGENOUS RELIGION Spring
RPH410 REL.MODERNITY & COLONIALISM Not Offered
RPH335 RELIGION, CONFLICT AND VIOLENCE Autumn
RPH303 THE ENCOUNTER OF RELIGIONS IN THE MODERN WORLD Not Offered
Tel:
03-3238-4049
Email:
muraka-t@sophia.ac.jp
Office:
10-655