Post-disaster Theology from Japan: How Can We Start Again? Centurial Vision for Post-disaster Japan

シリーズA Theology of Japan: Monograph Series Vol.6
編著者Atsuyoshi Fujiwara,
Brian Byrd,eds.
ページ数128 ページ
ISBN978-4-907113-00-1 C3316


This monograph series, A Theology of Japan, is an attempt to theologically critique problems that Japan faces. We do not consciously contextualize Christian theology into some uniquely “Japanese” way, but rather seek to deal with these issues from theological perspectives. In this volume, Post-disaster Theology from Japan, theological voices from Japan attempt to interpret and respond to the First Great East Japan Earthquake one year after the disaster.



Atsuyoshi Fujiwaraフジワラ アツヨシ
The Rev. Atsuyoshi Fujiwara, Ph.D., M.A., M.Div. is Professor of Theology at Seigakuin University General Research Institute near Tokyo, Japan.  He has also taught at Tokyo Christian University, Aoyama Gakuin University, and Keio University.  Fujiwara is the founding pastor of Covenant of Grace Church, Japan Baptist Convention, in downtown Tokyo.  He believes that theology should serve the church.

Brian Byrd(Byrd, Brian )
Brian Byrd, Ph.D. has been a member of the Seigakuin University Research Institute since 2003. He graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1984, and came to Japan that year as a missionary. Throughout his career he has worked in English education for children, making numerous presentations and publishing books and papers. He also teaches English Bible classes.

Juan Francisco Martínez(Martínez,Juan Francisco)
Juan Francisco Martínez, Ph.D. is Associate Provost for Diversity and International Programs, the Academic Director of the Hispanic Center and Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Pastoral Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is an ordained Mennonite Brethren pastor.

Glen Harold Stassen(Stassen,Glen Harold)
Glen Harold Stassen, Ph.D. is Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, B.D. from Union Theological Seminary (New York) and Ph.D. from Duke University.  Stassen joined Fuller Seminary’s faculty in 1997 after teaching at Duke University, Kentucky Southern College, Berea College, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Yoichi Yamaguchi(ヤマグチ ヨウイチ)
Yoichi Yamaguchi is currently Professor and Graduate Director at Tokyo Christian University. He received his M.A. from Rikkyo University and B.A. from Kanazawa University, and he also graduated from Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary.  Having taught Japanese Church History at Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary and Rikkyo University on a part-time basis, Professor Yamaguchi served as president of Tokyo Christian Theological Seminary from 2004 to 2012.

Hideo Ohki(オオキ ヒデオ)
The Rev. Hideo Ohki, Th.D., LL.D., D.D., S.T.M.  is currently Director of the Seigakuin University General Research Institute. He is also a professor at Seigakuin University Graduate School and is active in both research and education. He is an honorary member of the board of Seigakuin Schools. Ohki was president of Tokyo Union Theological Seminary and is currently professor emeritus at the seminary. He received a Th.D. from Union Theological Seminary (New York) for his studies of Puritanism under Reinhold Niebuhr.

Mansong Ko(Ko, Mansong)
Mansong Ko, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor at Seigakuin University General Research Institute. He received his Ph.D. from Seigakuin University. He has translated works such as P. T. Forsyth’s The Soul of Prayer and Hideo Ohki’s Puritan into Korean.



Juan Francisco Martínez, Christian Responses in Times of Disaster: Learning from Church History
Glen Harold Stassen, The Cross as Compassionate Suffering and as Confrontation of Injustice
Yoichi Yamaguchi, The Tohoku District in the History of Japanese Christianity
Hideo Ohki, The Reformation Pressed Upon Us By God: Thinking Theologically of Japan
Atsuyoshi Fujiwara, Grasping the time of God: Participating in His Work

Brian Byrd, Reinhold Niebuhr on Toyohiko Kagawa: The Limits of Cooperatives and the Illusion of World Government
Mansong Ko, Japanese and Korean Church Relations from 1945 to 1967: The Path to Reconciliation