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at the Nanzan Institute
Facilities include a library of over 40,000 volumes and reading rooms with more than 500 periodicals on display.
during the 2014
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Photo Archive of Japanese Religions &
About the Institute
The Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture was founded in 1976 and incorporated into Nanzan University in 1979. Through its symposia, colloquia, research projects, and a wide array of publications, the community of scholars that make up the Institute is dedicated to promoting dialogue among religions, philosophies, and cultures East and West. Its ample facilities and resource materials continue to attract scholars young and old from within Japan and around the world.
"The Dialogue between Science and Religion": A research project
Log of Events for the 2014 Academic Year
News and Announcements
40th Anniversary International Symposium
Topic: 「宗教研究の拠点形成をめぐる課題と展望」(in Japanese)
Time: 8 November 2014, 1:00–
Place: Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture, 1F Meeting Room. Details
Theme: "The Formation of a Research Center: Focus and Prospects"
Keynote Speaker :Aoyama Gen (Professor Emeritus, Nanzan University), "Rememberances of Vatican II from Rome and Nemi and the Subsequent Direction of the Church"
Speaker 2:Yamanaka Hiroshi (Tsukuba University), "Religions of Japan"
Speaker 3:Gereon Kopf (Luther College, USA), "International Cooperation"
Speaker 4:Ōtani Eiichi (Bukkyo University), "Training Scholars"
Topic: Discussion of T. P. Kasulis, Shinto: The Way Home (Japanese edition, 2014).
Discussants: Kinugasa Masaaki (Hōsei University), Moriya Tomoe (Hannan University), Fujimoto Yorio (Kokugakuin University)
Response: Thomas P. Kasulis (Ohio State University)
Time: 19 December 2014, 5:00–7:00
Place: Nanzan Institute for Religion & Culture, 2F Reading Room (Details)
The discussions will use both Japanese and English