The Bridge of Meanings and Friendships:
‘A New Humanism’ from Mircea Eliade to Michio Araki
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3 - 5 p.m.
Lecture Hall, #10 Building
Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus, Tokyo
15:00 Opening remarks
15:10 Lecture by David Carrasco
16:00 Response by Richard Gardner
16:15 Q＆A and further discussion
16:55 Closing remarks
Davìd Carrasco is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America at Harvard University with a joint appointment at the Harvard Divinity School and in the Department of Anthropology of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Carrasco is an award winning author and editor and has received outstanding teaching awards from both the University of Colorado and Harvard University.
This illustrated lecture explores the history and meanings of ‘a new humanism’, a bridge-building concept in the history of religions created by Mircea Eliade and developed by Joseph Kitagawa, Charles H. Long and Michio Araki, among others. The lecture pays tribute to Michio Araki’s role in linking ideas, students, meanings and friendships between Japan, Mexico and the United States. Following the lecture, Richard Gardner (Professor emeritus, Sophia University) will respond by providing his own perspectives as someone who is part of this tradition and has been residing and teaching in Japan for many years.
The simultaneous translation will be provided throughout the event.
This lecture is sponsored by the Niwano Peace Foundation
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