Christopher Thane Callahan

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707 S Mathews Ave
2090 FLB
M/C 173

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Christopher Callahan, a scholar of Japanese religions and Buddhism, completed his B.A in Philosophy at Washington and Lee University and two Masters degrees in Asian Religions and in Japanese Literature at the University of Hawai’i before receiving his Ph.D. from the Committee on the Study of Religion at Harvard University in 2011.

Research Interests

Japanese Religions, Buddhism


Ph.D Religious Studies, Harvard University
M.A. Asian Religions, University of Hawaii
M.A. Japanese Literature, University of Hawaii
B.A. Philosophy, Washington and Lee University


EALC 199: Japanese Religion in Manga and Anime
EALC 250: Introduction to Japanese Culture
EALC/REL 287: Introduction to Buddhism
EALC/REL 398: The Visual Culture of Japanese Buddhism
EALC/REL 495: Pure Land Buddhism


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