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Department of the Study of Religions

Dr Tullio Lobetti

BA (Turin), MA (London), PhD (London)

Overview

Tullio Lobetti
Department of the Study of Religions

Senior Teaching Fellow

Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions (CSJR)

Member

Name:
Dr Tullio Lobetti
Email address:
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
481
Office Hours:
By Appointment
Thesis title:
Faith in the flesh: body and ascetic practices in contemporary Japanese religious context

Biography

Dr Tullio Lobetti - The Pietas of Doubt: Dialogue, Consciousness and Weak Thought

Tullio Lobetti graduated in Japanese Language and Literature at the University of Turin in 2003. Since then, he pursued his interest in the study of religion in Japan  by obtaining an MA degree in Japanese Religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS - University of London) in 2004. In 2011 he obtained his PhD from SOAS on the topic ‘Body and Ascetic Practices in Contemporary Japanese Religious Context’. He is now  Senior Teaching Fellow in the department of the Study of Religions at SOAS.

PhD Publications

  • Ascetic Practices in Contemporary Japanese Religion. Japan Anthropology Workshop series. Routledge, forthcoming November 2013.
  • ‘The Pietas of Doubt: Dialogue, Consciousness and Weak Thought.’ Special issue of Culture and Dialogue, forthcoming March 2013.
  • ‘When Two Become One: Shūkyōkenkyū ni okeru ‘shinkurechisumu’ no imi to yōhō ni tsuite’ [When Two Become One: On the Meaning and Use of 'Syncretism' in Religious Studies], in Shinbutsu shūgō: shinkurechisumu wo kangaeru [Combinatory practices in Japan: Rethinking Religious Syncretism], Lucia Dolce and Tadashi Mitsuhashi eds., Tokyo: Bensei shuppan, forthcoming 2013.
  • ‘Fieldwork and pain: Issues in field research methodologies involving extreme field circumstances’, Fieldwork in Religion Vol 5, No 2 (2010): 144-161.
  • ‘Bodyworks: Body-Mind Health and Ascetic Practices’,  Dharma World, April-June 2009.
  • ‘Eternal Bodies: the Miira, the Self-Mummified Ascetics of Japan’, in: Dominic James (ed.). Back to the Future of the Body,  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.
  • ‘Personal and Social Dimensions of the Akinomine Practice on Haguro Mountain’, Centre for the Study of  Japanese Religion Newsletter, N. 12-13  (Dec 2005).
Book Reviews:
  • Cosimo Zene. Dialoghi Nulesi: Storia, memoria, identità di Nule (Sardegna) nell’antropologia di Andreas F.W. Bentzon. Edizioni ISRE, 2009. In: Culture and Religion, Volume 11, Issue 4 (2010), pp. 444-447.
  • Shawn Francis Peters. When Prayer Fails: Faith Healing, Children, and the Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. In: Culture and Religion, Volume 10, Issue 1 (2009), pp. 110-112.
  • Oliver Freiberger (ed.). Asceticism and Its Critics : Historical Accounts and Comparative Perspectives. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. In: International Journal of Asian Studies Volume 5 (2008), pp. 109-111.

Affiliations

  • British Society for the Philosophy of Religion
  • Royal Asiatic Society
  • Aristotelian Society

Teaching

Courses Taught
Courses Taught: 
  • Religious Practice in Japan (MA - a.y. 2008-09 and 2009-10) 
  • Themes in Japanese Religion (BA - a.y. 2008-09 and 2009-10) 
  • Japanese Religion: a Historical Overview (BA - a.y. 2009-10)
  • Mysticism in the Great Traditions (BA/MA 2008 - present)
Course convened: 
  • Topical Lectures in Buddhist Studies (BA/MA - a.y. 2009-10) 
  • Religions of East and Central Asia (BA - a.y. 2008-09)

Research

Philosophy, particularly Philosophy of Religion; Theology; Japanese Religions.

Publications

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Book Chapters

Lobetti, Tullio (2007) 'Eternal Bodies: the Miira, the Self-Mummified Ascetics of Japan.' In: Janes, Dominic, (ed.), Back to the Future of the Body. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.

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