Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa

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Joseph Mitsuo Kitagawa (1915–1992) was a Japanese American professor emeritus of University of Chicago and former dean of its Divinity School, known for his work in the history of religions, particularly on those of the East.


  • Kobo-Daishi and Shingon Buddhism, 1951
  • Religions of the East, 1960
  • Religions orientales, 1961
  • Gibt es ein Verstehen fremder Religionen?, 1963
  • Religion in Japanese history, 1966
  • Myths and symbols, 1969
  • The History of Religions, 1985
  • On understanding Japanese religion, 1987
  • Buddhism and Asian History (Religion, History, and Culture), 1989
  • The quest for human unity. A religious history, Augsburg Fortress, 1990
  • The Christian tradition, 1992