About JSPS

About the Japanese Society for Patristic Studies (JSPS)

The Japanese Society for Patristic Studies (JSPS) is a scholarly society dedicated to the research of the philosophy, theology, history, and literature of Christian antiquity and related fields. Founded in the autumn of 1976, the Society has encouraged the communication between scholars at all stages of their careers and those interested in the languages, literature, history, and thought of the patristic era. Among the JSPS chief activities are the JSPS regular seminar held quarterly and the publication of the journal entitled Patristica which has been issued annually since 1994. The first supplementary volume of the Patristica (written in English, French, and German) was published in June of 2001. Membership is open to all who share the objectives of the Society. There is a fee for membership, which includes a subscription to the journal.

Objectives

As a scholarly organisation, the Society has existed since 1976 with the goal of promoting and contributing to the academic study in Japan of the Fathers of the Church and encouraging the communication between scholars at all stages of their careers and those interested in the languages, literature, history, and thought of the patristic era.

Membership

Any person interested in sharing the aims of the Society may become a member on payment of the dues for the current fiscal year. Membership in the Society includes a subscription to the Journal Patristica.

Current Board Members

  • President
    Kazuhiko Demura
  • Steering Comittee
    You Shibata
    Hisao Miyamoto
    Kenji Mizuochi
    Kazuhiko Demura
    Hidemi Takahashi
    Naoki Kamimura
    Yoshihisa Yamamoto
    Hiroshi Murakami
  • Secretary General
    Hidemi Takahashi
  • Auditor
    Masato Takahashi
  • Secretary Editorial
    Hidemi Takahashi
    Yoshihisa Yamamoto
    Wataru Hakamada
  • Secretary General Affairs
    Nanae Sakata
  • Secretary Treasurer
    Rei Hakamada
  • Supplementary journal Patristica Editor-in-Chief
    Naoki Kamimura
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