MANABU Tsuji

Last Updated :2022/12/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
Web Site
E-mail
tsujimhiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
Research topics: New Testament, especially Pseudo-Pauline and Catholic Epistles.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Theology (Dr. theol.), University of Bern
  • Master of Theology, Kwansei Gakuin University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Integrated Arts and Sciences
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Literature;European literature

Research Keywords

  • the Catholic Epistles
  • Paul
  • Pastoral Epistles
  • Pseudepigraphy
  • Early Christianity
  • New Testament

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (Society for the Study of New Testament), 2003/08
  • Society of Christian Studies in Japan, 1995/09
  • Society of New Testament Studies in Japan, 1995/09
  • The Japanese Biblical Institute, 2007/04
  • Society of Biblical Literature, 1990/01
  • Western Japan Society of New Testament Studies, 1989/01

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Basic German I
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Basic German II
  3. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introduction to Christian Studies A
  4. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 3Term, Introduction to Christian Studies B
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Biblical Studies
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 3Term, Seminar in Biblical Studies
  7. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Project Research
  8. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Religious Studies
  9. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Study of Scripture
  10. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Core Seminar in Integrated Arts and Human Sciences

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. From the Baptism of John to the Baptism in the Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 18:24-19:7): Unification of Baptism in Earliest Christianity, Annual of Japanese Biblical Institute, 46, 39-54, 20210801
  2. New Testament Exegesis: 2 Timothy (1)-(12), 75(4), 20200401
  3. New Testament Exegesis: 2 Timothy (13)-(21), 76(4), 20210401
  4. New Testament Exegesis: Titus (1)-(12), Fukuin to sekai (Gospel and World), 74-75(74/4-75/3), 20190401
  5. New Testament Exegesis: 1 Timothy (1), 71(3), 79-73, 20160301
  6. Review of Heinz-Werner Neudorfer, Der Brief des Paulus an Titus, Review of Biblical Literature (http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/9454_10457.pdf), Review of Biblical Literature, 9(2015), 20150917
  7. ★, Persoenliche Korrespondenz des Paulus: Zur Strategie der Pastoralbriefe als Pseudepigraphie., New Testament Studies, 56(2), 253-272, 20100401
  8. Correspondence between Deuteropauline and Protopauline Epistles: Comments on the Japanese New Interconfessional Translation Bible., Shingaku-Kenkyu (Theological Studies), 61, 65-77, 20140320
  9. The Function of Jesus-Tradition in the Letter of James., 46, 531-549, 20141020
  10. Replacement or Supplement? On the Purpose of II Thessalonians., Annual of Japanese Biblical Institute, 40, 49-64, 20150301
  11. II Timothy 1:6: Laying on of Hands by Paul for Ordination?, Annual of Japanese Biblical Institute, 39, 65-76, 20140301
  12. Beyond the Original Context: Reception of the Pauline Letters in the First Century., Scrinium, 6, 5-21, 20101001
  13. ★, "Die Intertextualitat von 1Tim 2,1-3/Tit 3,1-2", P. Lampe/ M. Mayordomo/ M. Sato (Hg.), Neutestamentliche Exegese im Dialog: Hermeneutik - Wirkungsgeschichte - Matthausevangelium. Festschrift zum 70. Geburtstag von Ulrich Luz, Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener, 99-110, 20080401
  14. ★, Der zweite Timotheus als letzter Gefangenschaftsbrief, Kwansei Gakuin University Humanities Review, 11, 1-11, 20070228
  15. New Testament Exegesis: First Timothy (2)-(13), 71/4-72/3, 2016

Publications such as books

  1. 2022/09/16, M. Dibelius, Formgeschichte des Evangeliums, Japanese Translation of the German version originally published in 1919, M. Dibelius, Die Formgeschichte des Evangeliums, New Testament, Gospel, Tradition, Form-Critical Method, Board of Publications, UCCJ, 2022, 09, Scholarly Book, Translation editing, 日本語, M. Dibelius (Author), Manabu Tsuji (Translation Supervisor), Koji Kayama, Hisao Kayama, Shinobu Yoshida (Co-Tanslator), 9784818409064, 392, 392, pp. 1-392
  2. 2019/09/13, From Jesus to Early Christianity: New Testament Thoughts and Their Development, A Bibliographical Study on Martin Luther's "Septembertestament": The First Printing of the Text, Marthin Luther, Septembertestament, Text Critical Study, Bibliographica Study, Lithon, 2019, 9, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 日本語, 978-4-86376-075-2, 438, 389-402
  3. 2019/10, Matthew, Paul, and Others: Asian Perspectives on New Testament Themes, 1 Peter as a Pseudonymous Letter: On its Historical Background, 1 Peter, Pseudonymous Letter, Paul, Catholic Letters, New Testament, Innsbruck University Press, 2019, 10, Scholarly Book, Joint work, English, Eric Kun Chun Wong, Boris Repschinski, Jonathan W. Lo, Eugene Eung-Chun Park, Sin Pan Ho, Rachael Tan, Chun Li, Teresa Kuo, Manabu Tsuji, 978-3-903187-5, 289, 207-230
  4. 2016/02/22, Introduction to the Interpretation of the New Testament, New Testament, Exegesis, Interpretation, Methodology, Board of Publications, United Church of Christ in Japan, 2016, 02, Scholarly Book, Joint work, 日本語/Japanese, ASANO Atsuhiro, ITO Toshiyau, SUDO Ichiro, TSUJI Manabu, NAKANO Minoru, HIROISHI Nozomu, MAEKAWA Yutaka, MURAYAMA Yumi, 9784818409385, 336, 54-78, 320-330
  5. 2016/04/25, The Theology of the Shorter Pauline Letters, Japanese translation of: K. P. Donfried/I. H. Marshall, The Theology of the Shorter Pauline Letters (New Testament Theology; Cambridge University Press, 1993), Japanische Uebersetzung von: K. P. Donfried/I. H. Marshall, The Theology of the Shorter Pauline Letters (New Testament Theology; Cambridge University Press, 1993), New Testament, Paul, Theology, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, Philippians, Philemon, Shinkyo Shuppansha, 2016, 04, Scholarly Book, Joint Translation, 日本語, YAMAUCHI Ichiro, TSUJI Manabu, 978-4-400-10463-6, 271, 101-220, 241-260
  6. 2015/10/28, New Testament and Today's Mission. For the Cooperation of Academics and Practice., The Board of Publications, United Church of Christ in Japan, 2015, 10, Book(general), Joint work, Japanese, NAKANO Minoru, ASANO Atsuhiro, ITO Hisayasu, SUDO Ichiro, TSUJI Manabu, HIROISHI Nozomu, 86, 36-43
  7. 2014/09/20, Christmas for Beginners, Kyo Bun Kwan, 2014, 9, Book(general), Joint work, 日本語, 978-4-7642-7387-0, 224, 1
  8. 2013/06/25, Galiläa und Jerusalem, Gospel, Redaction History, Mark, The Board of Publications, The United Church of Christ in Japan, 2013, 06, Scholarly Book, Single Translation, Japanese, E. Lohmeyer (Author), Manabu Tsuji (Translator), 978-4-8184-0857-9, 160, 160, all
  9. 2013/08/01, Solving the Riddle of Pseudonym Letters: The Christianity after the Death of Paul., pseudonymity, Paul, New Testament, Early Christianity, 2013, 8, Scholarly Book, Single work, Japanese, Tsuji, Manabu, 9784400121060, 234
  10. 2008/11, Teacher in Christianity: Festschrift Prof. Ichiro Yamauchi, 2008, 11, Scholarly Book, Compilation, 日本語, Manabu Tsuji, Kiyoshi Mineshige, Tomohiro Omiya (eds.), 9784400320012, 243, 18, pp. 126-143

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. From the Baptism of John to the Baptism into the Name of Jesus Christ (Acts 18:24-19:7): Unification of Baptism in Earliest Christianity?, Manabu Tsuji, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas 71st General Meeting, 2016/08/04, Without Invitation, English, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, Montreal, Canada
  2. Succession of the Gospel? The "Gospel" in the Deutero-Pauline Epistles, TSUJI Manabu, 2017/10/07, With Invitation, Japanese, Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan
  3. First Peter as a Pseudonymous Letter: On its Historical Background, TSUJI Manabu, The 4th Meeting of Asia-Pacific Liaison Committee, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, 2018/10/20, Without Invitation, English, Asia-Pacific Liaison Committee, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, Taipei (Taiwan), 1 Peter is a pseudonymous letter, whose real author belonged to a Pauline school in early Christianity. The influence of Pauline notions and wording can be found throughout the letter. However, the author attributed it not to Paul, because it is addressed to the areas where the Pauline mission had not (yet) achieved success. Instead, he chose Peter as its sender, and composed a Christian “Diaspora” letter from Peter in Rome to Diaspora communities in the northern part of Asia Minor.
  4. "Suffering as a Christian" (1 Peter 4:16): Christian Identity in the Early Christian Mission and 1 Peter., TSUJI Manabu, 74th General Meeting of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, 2019/07/29, Without Invitation, English, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, University of Marburg (Germany)

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Member of Asia-Pacific Liaison Committee, 2016/04, 2017/03, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
  2. Member of Asia-Pacific Liaison Committee, 2017/04, 2018/03, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
  3. Member of Asia Pacific Liaison Committee, 2018/04, Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
  4. Member of Board of Trustees, Japan Society of New Testament Studies, 2018/04, Japan Society of New Testament Studies
  5. President, Western Japan Society of New Testament Studies, 2018/06, Western Japan Society of New Testament Studies

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2021, Seishogaku Ronshu, Chief editor, Chief Editor, 8
  2. 2021, Annual of Japanese Biblical Institute, Chief editor, Chief Editor, 3
  3. 2020, Annual of Japanese Biblical Institute, Chief editor, Chief Editor, 1