If you enjoy journals like Harvard Theological Review, where you can read about a wide range of topics in a single journal, you might enjoy Studies in Theology and the Humanities.
Studies in Theology and the Humanities is an academic journal published annually by Tohoku Gakuin University, which is located in Sendai, Japan (near the epicenter of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake). The journal covers topics in biblical studies, Jewish and Christian interpretation, theology, and other areas of religious studies.
Until recently, if you didn’t have easy access to a university library, it would have been difficult to find university journals like this. Now, though, more and more universities are putting their journals online for free viewing. And thanks to TGU, you can freely download Studies in Theology and the Humanities 2 (2012) in its entirety or as separate articles.
Most articles in journals like this are in Japanese, but occasionally you can find abstracts and even full articles in English and other languages. In this issue, David Murchie’s report on the American Historical Association’s annual meeting is an English report.
But even if you don’t read Japanese, take a look at the titles and authors. If you are interested in a topic, why not try connecting with the author? Or make a note of it for future reference. Maybe you can connect at an international conference or lecture some day.
Articles in Studies in Theology and the Humanities 2 (2012)
Tetsuo Sasaki, ”Realities of Teraphim in Israelite Society”
Takaaki Haraguchi, “Community Formation in the Pagan World: The Diaspora-Situation of Early Christianity”
Hiroshi Kita, “Martin Buber’s Exegetical Method: On the Significance of his So-called Tendenz-Historical Analysis”*
Mika Murakami, ”Faith and Reason in Calvin: A Consideration on the Structure of his Theology”*
Shiro Sato, “The Path to Karl Barth’s Ecumenical Theology: In Interaction with the Ecumenical Movement”*
Katsuhiko Sasaki, “The Religious Background of Gandhi’s Thought (II)”
Report in Studies in Theology and the Humanities 2 (2012)
David Murchie, “Report on the 125th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association (January 6–9, 2011)
Seminar Reports in Studies in Theology and the Humanities 2 (2012)
Miyako Demura, “Purpose and Practice of the Curriculum: Christianity I & II”
Katsuhiko Sasaki, “Christian Education and The Life of Mieko KAMIYA”
Kaoru Sakai, “How Interesting the Bible is! Some Devices to Interest Students in the Bible”
- The Japanese title of Studies in Theology and the Humanities is 『人文学と神学』(Jinbungaku to Shingaku).
- English titles followed by asterisks* are my translations of the original Japanese article titles. In the journal’s translation of its contents, these 3 titles are translated into German. See the last page of the journal for these and other titles.
- I corrected one typo in the last title (“Divices” to “Devices”).
Do you recommend any other Japanese university journals (commonly called “Kiyo” in Japan) that carry articles in biblical studies and related disciplines?