Okada Masahiko

Professor, Religion, Tenri Daigaku
PhD, Stanford University
Graduation Year
1997
Dissertation Title
Vision and Reality: Buddhist Cosmographic Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Japan
head shot of Okada Masahiko

Masa's research focuses on modern Japanese religion. He is the author of Shūkyō no shigaku: Tekusuto toshite no “shūkyō” o yomu 宗教の詩学―テクストとしての「宗教」を読む (Tenri daigaku, 2007), and Jakyō junkyō no meiji: Haibutsu kishaku to kindai bukkyō 邪教/殉教の明治—廃仏毀釈と近代仏教 (Perikan, 2006), a translation of James Ketelaar's Of Heretics and Martyrs in Meiji Japan.