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School of Theology (Outline)

School of Theology
Since its foundation in 1875 the School of Theology has established itself as a pioneer in the field of Christian theology in Japan where the number of institutions that offer opportunities to study religions academically is limited. A thorough study of religions leads to a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of human beings and their society, culture, and history.

Since 2003 the School of Theology has been vigorously promoting interdisciplinary studies of the three monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Followers in Judaism, Christianity, or Islam together make up 55 percent of the total population in the world. In order to understand the current situation of the world, it is essential to gain a clear knowledge of these Abrahamic religions. The School of Theology aims to play a role as "mediator" in achieving peace and mutual understanding between the world's regions and civilizations.

At the School of Theology the number of compulsory courses is reduced to a minimum so that the students can freely assemble their own curriculum depending on their concerns. The students can also improve their linguistic ability needed to study the three Abrahamic religions such as Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic.

The School of Theology has fostered numerous "specialists in Christianity," including ministers, teachers, social workers and counselors working at hospitals and welfare facilities.

For further information, please visitSchool of Theology / Graduate School of Theology

The website of the School of Theology / Graduate School of Theology also provides information on the following :

  • About Doshisha and School of Theology
  • Courses
  • Support for Foreign Students
  • Faculty
  • International Cooperation
  • Directions to the School