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Rikkyo University
College of Arts Department of Christian Studies
Job title
Magistra Artium(Humboldt University, Berlin), Doctor of Letters (Ph.D.)(The University of Tokyo)
Other affiliation
Rikkyo UniversityRikkyo University

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Oct 1996
Mar 1998
Foreign Language Secretary, Humboldt University, Berlin
Mar 2002
Jun 2003
Docent, Tokyo International University
Apr 2005
Mar 2008
Researcher, Christian East Asia Mission Foundation, Tomisaka Christian Center
Apr 2008
Mar 2010
Head, Christian East Asia Mission Foundation, Tomisaka Christian Center
Apr 2010
Mar 2017
Associate Professor, College of Arts Department of Christian Studies, RIKKYO UNIVERSITY


Aug 1994
Institute for Japan Studies, Department for Asia and Africa Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin
Oct 1997
Japanese Studies, Department for Asia and Africa Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin
Mar 2005
The University of Tokyo Graduate School

Published Papers

"A spotlight on religious innovation: New religious movements in East Asia"
Mira Sonntag
Religious Studies Review   45(4)    Dec 2019   [Refereed]
“Japanese Christians’ Consciousness of Geopolitical Challenges in East Asia: An Analysis of Public Statements Issued by Churches and Christian Umbrella Organizations”
Mira Sonntag
The New Geopolitical Order in East-Asia and the Transformation of Christianity   73-86   Dec 2018
Mira Sonntag
Religious Studies Review   43(4) 313-314   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Mira Sonntag
Religious Studies Review   43(2) 125-135   Jun 2017   [Refereed][Invited]
(Review) "Darrell Allen, Beyond Pacifism Determining the Legacy of Uchimura Kanzō"
Sonntag, Mira
49 157-168   Apr 2016

Books etc

Mira Sonntag (Part:Editor)
Shinkyo Shuppansha   Jun 2019   ISBN:978-4-400-21327-7
Klaus Koschorke, Adrian Hermann, Frieder Ludwig, Ciprian Burlacioiu, eds. (Part:Contributor, "Christian Patriotism and Japanese Expansionism. 'God’s Kingdom' in Debates of Christian Intellectuals in Modern Japan" (pp. 285-298))
Harrassowitz   Nov 2018   ISBN:978-3-447-11112-6
Mira Sonntag, Erik Schicketanz and Ferdinand Maquito (Part:Joint Editor)
Atsumi International Foundation Sekiguchi Global Research Association   Aug 2018   
Considering Religion in Education
Yorizumi Mitsuko, Kaizuka Shigeki, Mira Sonntag, Michael Calmano, Isooka Tetsuya, Dorothea M. Filus, Suzuki Norihisa, Harimoto Hideshi, Ulrich Schwab, Lee Chun-sun (Part:Joint Work)
Kyobunkwan   Aug 2010   ISBN:978-4-7642-7317-7

Conference Activities & Talks

The Second Coming of Christ Movement: A Discourse on Salvation and Rationality in Modern Japan
Mira Sonntag
アメリカ宗教学会大会   22 Nov 2003   American Academy of Religion
Christian Education in the Sign of the Covenant-The Case of Aishin High School in Western Japan
Mira Sonntag
ヨーロッパ宗教学会第4大会「宗教的寛容と非寛容」   8 Sep 2004   European Association for the Study of Religions
Communal Life and Religious Education - Lessons that Private Schools Can Teach
Mira Sonntag
第19回国際宗教学宗教史学会議世界大会   24 Mar 2005   International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR)
Divine Healing in the Early Holiness Church of Japan
Mira Sonntag
国際宗教史学会   15 Aug 2010   トロント大学
Christianity in China: Levels of indigenization and the social functions of Christianity
Mira Sonntag
39. SGRA Forum   16 Oct 2010   

Association Memberships