Institute For Christian Culture

Purpose

This Institute has as its tasks researches on Christianity on a broader basis by integrating Christian tradition in modern cultures and civilizations and promoting studies on Oriental religions especially in Japan, and aims to contribute to better and genuine understanding of Christianity in the contemporary world as well as in Japan.

Library Facilities

The Library of the Institute houses some 20,517 volumes and many magazines in Japanese and in European languages, including general dictionaries and reference works : Bible, philosophy, theology, Christianity in japan, Judaism, Oriental thought, Buddhism, Japanese culture and thought etc.
The Libray is open to the students of Sophia, scholars, and those who use the Central Library, but those who wish to use the Institute Library need special arrangements.

Open Hours

Mon. – Fri. 10:00-11:30,12:30-16:30
*The Institute is usually closed in summer, Christmas and New Year Holidays.

Members

Regular Researcher Director
TAKEUCHI Osamu

Regular Researcher Deputy-Director
KATAYAMA Haruhi

Regular Researcher
SAKUMA Tsutomu
HOJO Katsutaka
KOBAYASHI Minoru

TSUKIMOTO Akio
HAGA Manabu
OHASHI Yoichiro
TAKAYAMA Sadami
MITSUNOBU Ichiro
KOO Mark Chung-mo
MASUDA Masashi
TANAKA Yutaka
KAWANAKA Hitoshi
MIYAMOTO Hisao

 

Visiting Fellow
KANEKO Tateo

Honory Member
KADOWAKI Kakichi
TAKAYANAGI Shunichi
SO Masataka
MATSUOKA Koji
OSHIMA Akira

Principal Activities

  • Hosting of ongoing lecture sessions(Theme for 2013 “The Spirit and Forms of Mourning in Japan”)
  • Hosting of Bible lectures (Theme for 2013 “Narratives of God in Literature”)
  • Collection and opening to the public of library materials related to Christianity and other religions(library resources: 13,347 volumes in Japanese, 7,170 in foreign languages, periodicals 106 titles)
  • This institute belongs to the “Liaison Conference for Research Institutes for Christian Culture” and the Catholic university “Ecumental Group for the Study of Interfaith Dialog(EGSID)”, and sponsors cooperative projects with these organaizations
  • Bulletin(Issue no.32 in FY2013)
  • Publication of lectures and seminars( “A History of Bible Translation in Japan”)

Address

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-8554 Japan -Google map-
(Office : Rm.811.8th Fl. Central Library & Research Institutes)
TEL : 03-3238-3540, 3190  FAX : 03-3238-4145 E-mail : i-chicor@sophia.ac.jp