Dr. Julius-Kei Kato

Curriculum Vitae (By year)

                     Julius-Kei KATO, S.S.L., Ph.D.

                                Japanese Name: 加藤 圭 (Katō Kei)

 

                                Associate Professor of Biblical & Religious Studies

                                 King’s University College at Western University

                                 266 Epworth Avenue

                                 London, Ontario

                                 Canada N6A 2M3

                                 Tel: (519) 433.3491 (x 4535)

                                 Email: jkato@uwo.ca

 

Areas of Specialization                                    

New Testament Studies (in particular, Synoptic Gospels, Johannine Literature, Historical Jesus, Acts of the Apostles); Hermeneutics (Biblical and Theological); Christology; Contextual / Postcolonial / Postmodern Approaches to Biblical Studies, Theology, and Religious Studies; Asian-North American Theologies

Areas of Competence

Hebrew Bible (in particular, Pentateuch and Historical Books), New Testament Greek, Early Christianity, Systematic & Philosophical Theology (particularly, Theology of Religions and Interreligious Dialogue), Liberation Theologies, Religion and Popular Culture, Spirituality, Asian Theologies, Contemporary Christian Theologies

 

Education

2006

Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology (focus on hermeneutics), Graduate Theological Union (GTU), Berkeley, California, USA

Dissertation: Diasporic Hybridity, Hermeneutics & Christian Identity:  Asian American Theological Voices on Diasporic Hybridity, Its Implications for Hermeneutics and the Question of Christian Identity (published as a monograph in 2012)

Dissertation Committee:

Dr. Kenan Osborne, director (GTU, Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA)

Dr. Fumitaka Matsuoka, co-director (GTU, Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA)

Dr. Peter Phan (Georgetown University, Washington, DC)

Recognized by PhD director as summa cum laude.  

Comprehensive Examinations Passed with Distinction (Feb. 23, 2005)

1998

S.S.L. (Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures), Cum Laude, major in New Testament Studies with concentration in the Synoptic Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. Pontifical Biblical Institute (PBI), Rome, Italy

Licentiate Thesis: “The Lucan Jesus and the Weaknesses of His Disciples: A Study of a Theological Theme in Luke-Acts”

Participation in an Exchange Program for PBI Students with intensive studies in Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Greek, Biblical Archaeology and Hebrew Bible - Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (October 1995- February 1996)

1993

BA in Theology with Secondary Education Teacher’s License (Equivalent to a B. A., B.Ed. - Double Major in Religion and English)

Dept. of Theology - Depts. of English / Education, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

SUPPLEMENTARY EDUCATION

2006

Certificate of Completion in Teaching of English as a Second Language (TESL). DIPLOMA PROGRAM (recognized by TESL Ontario).

International House Toronto, 469 Jarvis St., Toronto, Ontario

1993-1994

Graduate Study in Theology. Salesian Pontifical University, Rome, Italy

1982-1986

Studied for 4 Years as an undergraduate student in a Bachelor of Science in Education program (BSE), major in English & English Literature

Don Bosco College, Laguna, Philippines

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010 - present

Associate Professor of Biblical & Religious Studies at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

2021-Spring

Invited Guest Professor of Theology – Ateneo de Manila - Department of Theology, Manila, Philippines

2016-Summer

Invited Visiting Lecturer of Biblical Studies at the Faculty of Theology, Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

2016-Spring

Invited Visiting Professor of New Testament at the Faculty of Theology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan

2007 - 2010

Assistant Professor of Biblical & Religious Studies at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

2004

Co-Teaching of Christology Course with Prof. Kenan Osborne Franciscan School of Theology/Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, USA

2001 - 2002

Adjunct Professor of New Testament Tokyo Catholic Major Seminary, Tokyo, Japan

2001

Adjunct Professor of Hebrew Scriptures St. Anthony Franciscan Major Seminary, Tokyo, Japan

1999 - 2003

Assistant Professor of New Testament. Department of Theology-Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (last year on research leave)

 

 

Academic Activities and Research Output

[Forthcoming]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Why We Still Need to Read the Bible in a Secular Age: Getting to Know Our Spiritual Ancestry in the New Testament. Wipf & Stock (under contract), 2022 (forthcoming). [Monograph]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Paul, Transgressed and Transgressing: The Significance of His Unitive Vision for the Concept of Artificial Intelligence.” In Ex Machina: Theology and Artificial Intelligence, edited by Miguel Algranti. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock (forthcoming). [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

[2021]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “New Testament Conflicts as a Source of a Theology of Conflict and Dissent.” Paper presented at the Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology XIII (LEST) (with the theme: Dissenting Church: Exploring the Theological Power of Conflict and Disagreement), Leuven, Belgium, October 21, 2021. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The New Testament as a Village of Faith-Ancestors.” Presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA), August 21, 2021. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Luke-Acts as Scripture Speaking From and To Migration.” In The Church and Migration: Global (In)Difference, edited by Michael Attridge, Darren Dias, Jaroslav Skira, and Gerard MannionNew York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2021. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

Brown, Dan. “LFP LONGFORM: Is Our Faith up to the Challenge as Pandemic Drags on?” London Free Press, April 3, 2021. https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/lfp-longform-is-our-faith-up-to-the-challenge-as-pandemic-drags-on. [Media Mention]

[2020]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The New Testament Village Where We Meet Spiritual Ancestors.” In Point of View Publishing – Biblical Studies, October 2020. https://www.pointofviewpublishing.com/product-page/the-new-testament-village-where-we-meet-spiritual-ancestors-julius-kei-kato.

Also in: New Angles on the New Testament, edited by Mark Roncace. Point of View Publishing, 2020. [Peer-reviewed Article]

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Biblical Study as a Crime Scene Investigation.” In Point of View Publishing – Biblical Studies, October 2020. https://www.pointofviewpublishing.com/product-page/biblical-study-as-a-crime-scene-investigation-julius-kei-kato.

Also in: New Angles on the New Testament, edited by Mark Roncace. Point of View Publishing, 2020. [Peer-reviewed Article]

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The New Testament Village as Spiritual Ancestry and Its Three Worlds.” In Point of View Publishing – Biblical Studies, October 2020. https://www.pointofviewpublishing.com/product-page/the-new-testament-as-spiritual-ancestry-and-its-three-worlds-julius-kei-kato.

Also in: New Angles on the New Testament, edited by Mark Roncace. Point of View Publishing, 2020. [Peer-reviewed Article]

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Church and Change in a Hybridized World.” Berkley Forum: Changing the Church: The Legacy of Gerrard Manion. Georgetown University-Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, & World Affairs, September 23, 2020. https://berkleycenter.georgetown.edu/responses/church-and-change-in-a-hybridized-world. [Online Article]

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Why Read the Bible in a Secular Age? An Unapologetic Apologia for the Importance of Biblical Studies Today.” The Fourth R: A Journal for Religious Literacy 33, no. 4 (July-August 2020): 17-20. [Peer-reviewed Journal Article]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “How do We Interpret the Beatitudes?” The Bart Ehrman Blog: The History and Literature of Early Christianity (blog). June 24, 2020. https://ehrmanblog.org/how-do-we-interpret-the-beatitudes-guest-post-by-julius-kei-kato/. [Peer-reviewed Online Article]

Review and Endorsement of: Kwok, Pui-lan, ed. Asian and Asian American Women in Theology and Religion: Embodying Knowledge. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030368173#reviews. [Requested Book Proposal Review and Endorsement]

[2019]

External reader of: Dujunco, Normandy. “The Use of Stories for Faith Formation of Newly Hired Teachers in Philippine Lasallian Schools.” ThD Doctoral Dissertation, University of Divinity,  December 2019. [Requested Doctoral Dissertation External Reader]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Matthew’s Struggles with His Jewish Heritage.” In Conversation Starters, edited by Mark Roncace. N.p.: Point of View Publishing, 2019. Kindle e-book.

Also in: New Angles on the New Testament, edited by Mark Roncace. N.p.: Point of View Publishing, 2020. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Necessary Inner Liberative Dimension: An Asian North American Perspective on How Paul Might Speak to Migrant Workers’ Adversities.” Critical Theology 2, no. 1 (Fall 2019): 9-16. [Peer-reviewed Journal Article]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Beatitudes and Eschatological Hope: How to Interpret the Beatitudes When their Original Apocalyptic Context has not been Realized.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, November 24, 2019. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Integral Theory’s Potential Contribution to a Political Theology of Discernment.” Paper presented at the Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology XII (LEST) (with the theme: Theos and Polis: Political Theology as Discernment), Leuven, Belgium, October 24, 2019. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Review of World Christianity Encounters World Religions: A Summa of Interfaith Dialogue, by Edmund Kee-Fook Chia. Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion (September 2019): http://readingreligion.org/books/world-christianity-encounters-world-religions. [Book Review]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Review of Is God Christian? Christian Identity in Public Theology: An Asian Contribution, by D. Preman Niles. Journal of Moral Theology 8, no. 2 (June 2019): 165-66. [Book Review]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Paul, Transgressed and Transgressing: The Significance of His Unitive Vision for the Concept of Artificial Intelligence.” Paper presented at the Council for World Mission (CWM)-Discernment and Radical Engagement (CARE) Global Forum, Taipei, Taiwan, June 21, 2019. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Toward an Asian North American Liberationist Hermeneutics.” Paper presented at the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) Annual Meeting (with the theme “Another World is Possible: Violence, Resistance and Transformation”), Pittsburgh, PA, June 8, 2019. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Did Jesus Claim that He Was God? Why We Should Respect the New Testament Reticence to Declare Bluntly ‘Jesus is God.’” Catholica (Australia), April 2019. http://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/016_jkk_240419.php. [Online Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Review of Jesus: A Very Brief History, by Helen Bond. Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion, (March 31, 2019): http://readingreligion.org/books/jesus. [Book Review]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Reading the Christmas Story out of the Myths.” Catholica (Australia), January 2019. http://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/015_jkk_090119.php. [Online Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “What Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter Can Teach Us about the Relevance of Biblical Studies.” Asian American Theological Forum (AATF) 6, no. 2 (2019). https://aatfweb.org/2019/11/16/what-amy-tans-the-bonesetters-daughter-can-teach-us-about-the-relevance-of-biblical-studies/ . [Peer-reviewed Journal Article]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Pathos of Mark’s Jesus and the Pathos of Migrant Life: Migration as a Source for Theology and Biblical Interpretation.” In Migration and Religion: Negotiating Sites of Hospitality, Resistance, and Vulnerability, edited by Andrea Bieler, Isolde Karle, HyeRan Kim-Cragg, and Ilona Nord. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2019. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Toward an Asian North American Liberationist Hermeneutics.” In The T&T Clark Handbook to Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics, edited by Uriah Kim and Seung Ai Yang. London: T&T Clark/Bloomsbury, 2019. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

[2018]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Remembering Jerusalem while Rome Burns: Biblical-Theological Reflections in the wake of yet Another Sex Abuse Crisis.” Catholica (Australia), November 2018. https://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/014_jkk_121118.php. [Online Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Matthew’s Struggles with Identity as Seen through the Joy Luck Club.” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Denver, Colorado, USA, November 17, 2018. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Review of The Religion of Tomorrow: A Vision for the Future of the Great Traditions—More Inclusive, More Comprehensive, More Complete, by Ken Wilber. Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion, (October 9, 2018): http://readingreligion.org/books/religion-tomorrow. [Book Review]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Break It to Me Gently: Confronting the Fourth Gospel’s “Shadows” in Communities that Love John.” Paper presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA, July 28-30, 2018. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Luke as Scripture Speaking From and To Migration.” Paper presented at the Ecclesiological Investigations Conference, Church and Migration: Global (In)Difference?, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 25-27, 2018. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Review of Absolute Power: How the Pope Became the Most Influential Man in the World, by Paul Collins. Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion, (June 18, 2018): http://readingreligion.org/books/absolute-power. [Book Review]

Cox, Andrea. “Forest City Community Church Opens a New Location at a Time When Many Others are Struggling.” The Londoner, April 18, 2018. https://www.thelondoner.ca/2018/04/18/forest-city-community-church-opens-a-new-location-at-a-time-when-many-others-are-struggling. [Media Mention]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Review of A Brief History of Everything (20th anniversary edition), by Ken Wilber. Reading Religion: A Publication of the American Academy of Religion, (April 11, 2018): http://readingreligion.org/books/brief-history-everything. [Book Review]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Spiritual but not Religious: Spirituality in a Globalized and Hybridized World.” King’s Cosmos: Struggle, Justice, Reconciliation, edited by Jonathan Geen, Ian Rae, and Renée Soloudre-La France. London, ON: King’s University College, 2018. [Peer-reviewed article]

Endorsement of: Okey, Stephen. A Theology of Conversation: An Introduction to David Tracy. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2018: https://litpress.org/Products/8418/A-Theology-of-Conversation. [Requested Endorsement]

[2017]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Multiple Religious ‘Belonging’ or ‘Freedom’ from Any Belonging?” Presented at an expert panel on multiple religious belonging at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, USA, November 17, 2017. [Peer-invited Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity.” My published monograph’s summary and reflections presented at the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, USA, June 10, 2017. [Peer-invited Research Presentation]

[2016]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “God’s Deafening Silence: An Analysis of Shusaku Endo’s Novel ‘Silence.’” Catholica (Australia), December 2016. http://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/012_jkk_071216.php. [Online Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Jesus – Liar, Lunatic or Lord?” Catholica (Australia), October 2016. http://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/010_jkk_011116.php. [Online Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Rethinking the Christian Concept of Election in a Global World Using Wilber’s Integral Theory.” Presented at the Theology Faculty and MA Students’ Research Forum, Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan, June 2016. [Peer-invited Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016. [Monograph]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Epistemic Confidence, Humility and Kenosis in Interfaith Dialogue.” In Interfaith Dialogue: Global Perspectives, edited by Edmund Chia. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Peter C. Phan: His Life, Work, and Contributions to World Christianity.” In World Christianity and Global Theologizing, edited by Jonathan Tan and Anh Q. Tran, SJ. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2016. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Talking Back to our Parents: What Asian-North American Theology Can Theologically Suggest Back to Asia.” In Many Yet One? Multiple Religious Belonging, edited by Joseph Prabhakar Dayam and Peniel Jesudason Rufufs Rajkumar. Geneva: World Council of Churches Publications, 2016. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

[2015]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “A Canadian Lay Theologian’s Perspective on the Synod on the Family.” Catholica (Australia), October 2015. http://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/008_jkk_191015.php. [Online Article for a Popular Audience]

Swan, Michael. “Right and Wrong—Who Knows the Difference?” The Catholic Register, April 12, 2015. https://www.catholicregister.org/item/20040-right-and-wrong-who-knows-the-difference. [Media Mention]

Swan, Michael. “Canadians are Becoming Ambivalent on Religion.” The Catholic Register, April 2, 2015. https://www.catholicregister.org/item/19967-canadians-are-becoming-ambivalent-on-religion. [Media Mention]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Where We Went from Anonymous Christians: The Theology of Religions as seen through Paul Knitter vis-à-vis Karl Rahner.” Catholica (Australia), February 2015. http://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/004_jkk_030215.php. [Online Article for a Popular Audience]

X FM News of Fanshawe College, “Are Young People Abandoning Religion All Together?” 1069thex.com, January 18, 2015. https://www.1069thex.com/2015/01/18/4015/. [Media Mention]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Interpretation.” In Asian American Religious Cultures, edited by Jonathan H.X. Lee, Jane Naomi Iwamura, Fumitaka Matsuoka, Edmond Yee, and Ronald Nakasone. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015. [Peer-reviewed Encyclopedia Entry]

[2014]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Hans Küng through Asian Eyes.” The Japan Mission Journal 68, no. 3 (Autumn 2014): 156-166. [Peer-reviewed Journal Article]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “How Immigrant Christians Living in Mixed Cultures Interpret Their Religion: Asian-American Diasporic Hybridity and Its Implications for Hermeneutics.” My published monograph’s summary and reflections presented at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, November 2014. [Peer-invited Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Talking Back to our Parents: What Asian-North American Theology Can Theologically Suggest Back to Asia.” Presented at the International Theological Colloquium on ‘Exploring Hybridity and Embracing Hospitality: Towards a Theology of Multiple Religious Belonging,’ Chennai, India, October 3, 2014. [Peer-invited Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Interreligious Dialogue, Epistemic Confidence and Kenosis.” Paper presented at the International Theological Conference on Interfaith Dialogue sponsored by the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, May 26-29, 2014. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The ‘Seed that Has to Die’ for Authentic Interreligious Dialogue to Occur: Interreligious Dialogue, Epistemic Confidence and Kenosis.” In Paths to Dialogue in our Age: Volume 2 – International Perspectives, edited by Edmund Kee-Fook Chia and Fatih Erol Tuncer. Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia: Australian Catholic University, 2014. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Prophetic Call of Narrative Forms of Theology: Narrative Theology, Asian Tendencies and Roman Emphases.” East Asian Pastoral Review 51, no. 1 (2014): 1-24. [Peer-reviewed Journal Article]

[2013]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Conversion in the Postmodern World: From Monoreligiosity to Interreligiosity.” Paper presented at the Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, June 2013. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Joseph Ratzinger’s Temple of Truth: Biblical-Theological Reflections at the End of the Ratzingerian Tenure.” Catholica (Australia), February 2013. http://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/001_jkk_270213.php [Online Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Review of Story and Song: A Postcolonial Interplay between Christian Education and Worship, by Hyeran Kim-Cragg. Studies in Religion / Sciences Religieuses 42, no. 4 (2013): 542-544. [Book Review]

[2012]

Kato, Julius-Kei. Review of Harvesting from the Asian Soil: Towards an Asian Theology, by Vimal Tirimanna. Theological Studies (December 2012). [Book Review]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Fourth Gospel’s Claims of Superiority Seen through Hybrid Eyes.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 18, 2012. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Revelation’s Telos Seen through Hybrid Eyes.Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 17, 2012. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. How Immigrant Christians Living in Mixed Cultures Interpret Their Religion: Asian-American Diasporic Hybridity and Its Implications for Hermeneutics. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012. [Monograph]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Summary of the Session of the Asian Theology Consultation.” In Catholic Theological Society of America: Proccedings 67 (2012): 115-16. [Conference Proceedings]

[2011]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Vicissitudes of Apocalyptic Hope.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 21, 2011. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Endorsement of: Goosen, Gideon. Hyphenated Christians: Towards a Better Understanding of Dual Religious Belonging. Bern: Peter Lang, 2011: https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/35330?tab=reviews. [Requested Endorsement]

[2010]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Prophetic Commitments of Theology at Present.” Paper presented at the CTSA (Catholic Theological Society of America) Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, June 2010. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

[2009]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The What and What-Not of Asian/-North American Hermeneutics: What Mk. 2:23-28 and l’affaire Peter Phan Illustrate.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. November 24, 2009. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

[2008]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Discovering the Canon as a ‘Hybrid Persona’: Asian-North American Hermeneutical Conversations with Canonicity.” Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. November 23, 2008. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

[2007]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Asian Christianity as Betwixt-and-Between Worlds: Explorations of a Common Conundrum in Asian Christians as They Negotiate Faith betwixt-and-between East and West.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, November 19, 2007. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Should There Really be an “End of Faith”? A Response from the Perspective of Hybridity to Sam Harris’ Proposal for an “End” to Religion.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion’s Eastern International Region’s Annual Conference at Renison College at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 5, 2007. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

[2005]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Talking Back to Our Parents: How Asian American Theology Can Shed Light on Asian Christianity’s Hybrid Identity.” Paper presented at the APARRI (Asian Pacific Americans and Religion Research Initiative) Conference, Chicago, IL, August 2005. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Dark Side of Realized Hope: Christian Intolerance & the Judeo-Christian Apocalyptic-Eschatological Worldview.” Paper presented at the American Academy of Religion Western Region Conference, Tempe, AZ, March 2005. [Peer-approved Conference Research Presentation]

[2004]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Let us Tell Our Stories and Listen to God.” Presented at the Ethnic Community Gathering - Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, WA, October 2004. [Invited Lecture Given as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Scriptural & Cultural Foundations of Simbang Gabi Planning.” Presented at the Parish Planning Teams of the Simbang Gabi (Christmas Novena Masses) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, IL, August 2004. [Invited Lecture Given as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Biblical Foundations of Asian Pacific Identity and Belonging.” Presented at the Asian Pacific Pastoral Institute Sponsored by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, Burlingame, CA, May 28-31, 2004. [Invited Lecture Given as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Jesus as Seen through the Eyes of a Hybrid Person like Me.” Presented at the Japanese Methodist Bay Area Spring Rally, Oakland, CA, April 2004. [Invited Lecture Given as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Yes’ to Peace is ‘No’ to Violence.” The Japan Mission Journal (Spring 2004): 43-53. [Peer-reviewed Journal Article]

[2002]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - John: The Mystic Who Reached Jesus’ Glory through Signs.” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), October 2002. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - Luke: Mirror of Jesus’ Compassion.” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), September 2002. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - Matthew: Teacher of God’s Work in Israel’s History.” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), August 2002. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - The Jesus of Mark’s Gospel.” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), July 2002. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - The Diversity of the Gospels.” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), June 2002. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: The Paschal Mystery: Through Death to New Life.” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, Summer 2002. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - Diversity is Beautiful.” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), May 2002. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “In What Way Are We the Chosen People? Rethinking Christian Election in the Aftermath of Dominus Iesus.” The Japan Mission Journal (Spring 2002): 26-36. [Peer-reviewed Journal Article]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Jesus’ Experience of Failure and the Trip to Jerusalem.” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, Spring 2002. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Tension Between the ‘Not Yet’ and ‘Already’ of the Kingdom of God.” Evanglization, February 2002. [Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Delay in the Parousia, the Historical Jesus and the Lucan Corpus.” In Memory and Solidarity: Eschatological and Historical Theology, edited by Tsutomu Sakuma. Tokyo: San Paolo, 2002. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

[2001]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: The Praxis of Love: Crossing Boundaries,” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, Fall 2001. [Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Love, the Heart of God’s Person and Kingdom.” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, Summer 2001. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Realizing the Kingdom of God.” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, Spring 2001. [Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: The Praxis of Love: Friendship, the Open Table, and Healing.” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, Winter 2001. [Article for a Popular Audience]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Mission’ in the Lucan Corpus.” In The Past and Future of Evangelization, edited by Tsutomu Sakuma. Tokyo: San Paolo, 2001. [Peer-reviewed Book Chapter]

[2000]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Encountering Jesus as if for the First Time.” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, Fall 2000. [Article for a Popular]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Why the Quest for the Historical Jesus is Necessary.” Catholic Studies 69, (August 2000): 1-27. [Peer-reviewed Journal Article]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Delay in the Parousia, the Historical Jesus, and the Lucan Corpus.” Presented at the Annual Summer Theological Lectures at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, July 2000. [Peer-invited Research Presentation]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Forgiveness, Salvation and Israel’s Stories.” Presented at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kyoto, Japan, July 2000. [Invited Lecture Given as a Public Intellectual]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Waiting for ‘God’s Time’ in Nazareth.” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, Winter 2000. [Article for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual]

[1999]

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Mission’ in the Lucan Corpus.” Presented at the Annual Summer Theological Lectures at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, July 1999. [Peer-invited Research Presentation]