Dr. Julius-Kei Kato

Curriculum Vitae

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

Japanese Name: 加藤 圭(かとう・けい)

 

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, 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

 

 

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 of TESL (Teaching of English as a Second Language). DIPLOMA PROGRAM (recognized by TESL Canada).

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

 

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

 

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 & New Testament Greek Department of Theology-Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (last year on research leave)

 

 

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

 

Monographs

Kato, Julius-Kei. Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016. http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137582140.

*This work attempts to let hybridity-as-a-hermeneutical-paradigm dialogue with various biblical and theological themes

 

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.

http://mellenpress.com/book/How-Immigrant-Christians-Living-In-Mixed-Cultures-Interpret-Their-Religion/8466/

*Originally my doctoral dissertation, this work attempts to develop hybridity-as-a-hermeneutical-paradigm based on theological approaches of various Asian North American theologians.

 

 

Academic Papers and Publications (Peer-reviewed)

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, 201-16. Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2019.

 

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.

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/tt-clark-handbook-of-asian-american-biblical-hermeneutics-9780567672629/.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Matthew’s Struggles with His Jewish Heritage.” In Point of View Publishing – Biblical Studies. January 2019.

https://www.pointofviewpublishing.com/product-page/matthew-s-struggles-with-his-jewish-heritage-julius-kei-kato.

 

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, Renée Soloudre-La France, London, ON, (2018): 16-19.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Epistemic Confidence, Humility and Kenosis in Interfaith Dialogue.” In Interfaith Dialogue: Global Perspectives, edited by Edmund Chia, chapter 20. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016.

 

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, chapter 9. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2016.

 

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, chapter 13. Geneva: World Council of Churches Publications, 2016.

 

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, 63-74. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2015.

 

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

 

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, 232-253. Victoria, Australia: Australian Catholic University, 2014.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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, 73-107. Tokyo: San Paolo, 2002.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Mission’ in the Lucan Corpus.” In The Past and Future of Evangelization, edited by Tsutomu Sakuma, 63-97. Tokyo: San Paolo, 2001.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Why the Quest for the Historical Jesus is Necessary.” In Catholic Studies 69, (August 2000): 1-27, edited by the Theological Society of Sophia University.

 

 

Peer-Approved Research Presentations at Academic Conferences

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Integral Theory’s Potential Contribution to a Political Theology of Discernment.” Presented at the Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology XII (LEST) with the theme: Theos and Polis: Political Theology as Discernment (October 23-26). Leuven, Belgium, October 24, 2019.

 

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

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Toward an Asian North American Liberationist Hermeneutics.” Presented at the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) Annual Meeting of 2019 with the theme “Another World is Possible: Violence, Resistance and Transformation,” Pittsburgh, PA; June 8, 2019.

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Kato, Julius-Kei. “Matthew’s Struggles with Identity as Seen through the Joy Luck Club.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Denver, Colorado, USA, November 17, 2018.

 

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

 

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

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Interreligious Dialogue, Epistemic Confidence and Kenosis.” Presented at the International Theological Conference on Interfaith Dialogue sponsored by the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, May 26-29, 2014.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Conversion in the Postmodern World: From Monoreligiosity to Interreligiosity.” Presented at the Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida, June 2013.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Revelation’s Telos Seen through Hybrid Eyes.” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 17, 2012.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Fourth Gospel’s Claims of Superiority Seen through Hybrid Eyes.” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 18, 2012.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Vicissitudes of Apocalyptic Hope.” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, November 21, 2011.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Prophetic Commitments of Theology at Present.” Presented at the CTSA (Catholic Theological Society of America) Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio, June 2010.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The What and What-Not of Asian/-North American Hermeneutics: What Mk. 2:23-28 and l’affaire Peter Phan Illustrate.” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA. November 24, 2009.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Discovering the Canon as a ‘Hybrid Persona’: Asian-North American Hermeneutical Conversations with Canonicity.” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. November 23, 2008.

 

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.” Presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, USA. November 19, 2007.

 

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.” 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.

 

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

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Dark Side of Realized Hope: Christian Intolerance & the Judeo-Christian Apocalyptic-Eschatological Worldview.” Presented at the American Academy of Religion Western Region Conference, Tempe, AZ, March 2005.

 

 

Peer-Invited Research Presentations

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Prophetic Commitments of Theology at Present.” Presented at the CTSA (Catholic Theological Society of America) Annual Meeting, Cleveland, Ohio. June 2010

 

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.

 

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

 

 

Invited Lectures Given as a Public Intellectual

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Forgiveness, Salvation and Israel’s Stories.” Presented at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kyoto, Japan, July 2000.

 

 

Articles for a Popular Audience Published as a Public Intellectual

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. https://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/016_jkk_240419.php.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “Jesus – Liar, Lunatic or Lord?” Catholica (Australia), October 2016.

http://www.catholica.com.au/gc4/jkk/010_jkk_011116.php.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “The Tension Between the ‘Not Yet’ and ‘Already’ of the Kingdom of God,” Evanglization, (February 2002): 68-71. Tokyo: Oriens Institute for Religious Research.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - John: The Mystic Who Reached Jesus’ Glory through Signs,” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), (October 2002): 19-21. Tokyo: Don Bosco Sha.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - Luke: Mirror of Jesus’ Compassion,” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), (September 2002): 19-21. Tokyo: Don Bosco Sha.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. {‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - Matthew: Teacher of God’s Work in Israel’s History,” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), (August 2002): 19-21. Tokyo: Don Bosco Sha.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - The Jesus of Mark’s Gospel,” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), (July 2002): 19-21. Tokyo: Don Bosco Sha.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - The Diversity of the Gospels,” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), (June 2002): 19-21. Tokyo: Don Bosco Sha.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘Enneagram of the Gospels’ Series - Diversity is Beautiful,” Katorikku Seikatsu (Catholic Life), (May 2002): 19-21. Tokyo: Don Bosco Sha.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: The Paschal Mystery: Through Death to New Life,” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, (Summer 2002): 8-13. Tokyo.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Jesus’ Experience of Failure and the Trip to Jerusalem,” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, (Spring 2002): 8-13. Tokyo.

 

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): 8-13. Tokyo.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: The Praxis of Love: Crossing Boundaries,” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, (Fall 2001): 8-13. Tokyo.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Love, the Heart of God’s Person and Kingdom,” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, (Summer 2001): 13-18. Tokyo.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Realizing the Kingdom of God,” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, (Spring 2001): 8-14. Tokyo.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Waiting for ‘God’s Time’ in Nazareth,” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, (Winter 2000): 8-13. Tokyo.

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. “‘The Historical Jesus and Faith’ Series: Encountering Jesus as if for the First Time,” Carmel: Spirituality for Today, (Fall 2000): 8-13. Tokyo.

 

 

Book Reviews & Conference Proceedings

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

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. Review of Is God Christian? Christian Identity in Public Theology: An Asian Contribution, by D. Preman Niles (2017). Journal of Moral Theology, Vol. 8, No. 2 (June 2019), Virtues, Politics, and Economics: 165-66.

            https://cdm17146.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/JMT/id/85/rec/8

 

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.

 

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.

 

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  

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Kato, Julius-Kei. Summary of the Session of the Asian Theology Consultation. Catholic Theological Society of America: Proccedings 67(2012): 115-16.

 

 

RECOGNITIONS AND HONORS

2008-2019

Dean’s Honor Roll of Teaching Excellence, King’s University College

 

2006

Ph.D. Graduation. Recognized by Ph.D. director as Summa Cum Laude

 

2005

Ph.D. Comprehensive Examinations passed with Distinction

 

2001

Selected as one of the “new leaders” in the new millennium by Kristo Shimbun (Ecumenical Newspaper), 1st week of Jan. issue, Tokyo, Japan

 

1998

SSL (Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures), Cum Laude Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy

 

 

TEACHING RECORD

Courses Taught at King’s University College (2007-present)

  • The Hebrew Bible as Christian Scripture
  • Prophecy in Israel
  • The New Testament
  • The Synoptic Gospels & the Historical Jesus
  • The Johannine Literature
  • Advanced Seminar in New Testament Studies
  • Censored Scriptures: The Non-Canonical Books
  • The Bible and Popular Culture: Jesus from Nazareth to Hollywood
  • The Emergence of the Christian Tradition (first five centuries)
  • Rome and the Christian Tradition
  • Introduction to Christianity (general survey course)
  • The Letters of Paul
  • Spiritual Quests and Popular Culture (Spirituality)
  • Spiritual but not Religious? (Spirituality)
  • Empire, Violence and Peace in the Bible
  • General Ethics: Contemporary Moral Dilemmas
  • Religious Pluralism
  • Liberation Theology

Course Taught (in Japanese) at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (Summer 2016)

  • The New Testament and Contemporary Hermeneutics 新約聖書と現代解釈学

Courses Taught (in Japanese) at Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan (Spring 2016)

  • The Synoptic Gospels & the Historical Jesus 共観福音書と史的イエス
  • The New Testament and Contemporary Hermeneutics 新約聖書と現代解釈学

Courses Taught (in Japanese) at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan (1999-2002)

  • The Jewish and Hellenistic Backgrounds of Early Christianity
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • The Historical Jesus
  • The Gospel according to Matthew
  • The Gospel according to Luke
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Paul and His Theology
  • Non-Pauline Epistles in the New Testament
  • Intermediate New Testament Greek (Gospel of Mark)
  • Intermediate New Testament Greek (Gospel of John)

Courses Taught (in Japanese) at the Catholic Major Seminary, Tokyo, Japan (2001-2002)

  • The Gospel according to Matthew
  • The Gospel according to Luke

Course Taught (in Japanese) at St. Anthony Franciscan Seminary, Tokyo, Japan (2001)

  • Introduction to the Book of Psalms

 

Community Service to the College / Academy

  • Steering Committee member of the Asian Theology Consultation. Catholic Theological Society of America. 2018-present.
  • Director, Centre for Advanced Research in Catholic Thought (CARCT) at King’s. 2016-2019
  • Convener of the Asian Theology Consultation. Catholic Theological Society of America. 2011-12.
  • Steering Committee Member of the Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics Group. Society of Biblical Literature. 2013-2018.

 

Membership in Academic Associations

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
  • Catholic Biblical Association of America (Active Member)
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • TESL Ontario & TESL Canada (for teachers of English as a Second Language)
  • Westar Institute-Jesus Seminar (Fellow)

 

 

Knowledge of Languages

Mother Languages:

  • English, Filipino (Tagalog), Japanese

Speaking Ability:

  • Italian, French, Filipino (Ilongo)

Good Working Knowledge:

  • Spanish, German

Reading Knowledge:

  • Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Greek, Latin, Aramaic

 

 

Language Study and Cultural Exposure

2003 (Summer)

Spanish Language Study (reached advanced level).

Mexican-American Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas.

 

2002 (Summer)

French Language Study.

Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

2002 (Summer)

German Language Study. Passed Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung (ZMP) (July).

Goethe Institut, Bonn, Germany.

 

1998 (Summer)

French Language Study.

Paris, France.

 

1997 (Summer)

French Language Study (reached advanced level).

Institut Catholique & Alliance Française, Paris, France.

 

1996 (Summer)

German Language Study (reached advanced level).

University of Vienna, Austria.

University of Munich, Germany.

 

1994 (Summer)

German Language Study.

University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

 

1993 (Apr-Sept)

Italian Language Study (reached advanced level).

Universitá per Stranieri, Perugia, Italy.

Istituto Dante Alleghieri, Rome, Italy.