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Greg Wilkinson

Associate Professor
Church History and Doctrine

270 S JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Greg Wilkinson received a PhD from the University of Iowa in Religious Studies with a focus in modern Japanese religions and previously taught as the Japanese Religion Professor for the East Asian Studies Department, University of Arizona. His current research interests include Asian new religious movements, contemporary uses of the Buddhist Canon, and modern Japanese pilgrimage. One of his most recent publications is Reinventing the Tripitaka: Transformation of the Buddhist Canon in Modern East Asia (Lexington Press 2017).

Research Interests

Current research projects include: New religious movements in 21st century Japan, the evolution of pilgrimage practice in modern Japan, the religious and cultural influences of digital editions of the Buddhist Canon, and Japanese Christianity during the Meiji period.

Teaching Interests

Current teachings interests include: comparative religions, modern Asian religions, and Asian religious texts.

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Religious Studies Review, 2015-11-01 - 2015-11-30 - Present
  • Board Member, Western Conference for the Association of Asian Studies, 2012-10-01 - 2012-10-31 - Present
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Religions and Spirituality in Society, 2015-06-01 - 2015-06-30 - 2015-12-01 - 2015-12-31
  • Committee/Council Chair, Third Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon, 2014-08-01 - 2014-08-31 - 2015-05-01 - 2015-05-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 351 : Section 017
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 393R: Section 002
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 358 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 016

2019

  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 358 : Section 003
  • REL C 358 : Section 004
  • REL C 358 : Section 005
  • REL E 635 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 008
  • REL C 351 : Section 014

2018

  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 014
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 358 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 008

2017

  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 013
  • REL E 635: Section 1
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 358 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 006
  • REL C 351 : Section 008

2016

  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 008
  • REL C 351 : Section 013
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 013

2015

  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 012
  • REL E 635 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 009

2014

  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 003
  • REL C 351 : Section 012
  • REL C 351 : Section 004
  • REL C 351 : Section 005
  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 007
  • REL C 351 : Section 009
  • REL C 351 : Section 011

2013

  • REL C 358 : Section 001
  • REL C 358 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 001
  • REL C 351 : Section 002
  • REL C 351 : Section 003

Presentations

  • Wilkinson GE. Teaching Buddhism at BYU . New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies . March, 2020.
  • Wilkinson GE. The 88 Temples of Hokkaido: Invented Pilgrimage in 21st Century Japan. Japan Studies Association - Annual Conference 2020 . January, 2020.
  • Wilkinson GE. Amae: Cultural and Religious Discourses on Autonomy and Dependence. Value and Values: Think Tokyo 2019 - Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy. March, 2019.
  • Wilkinson GE. Alternative Christian Movements in the Post-Aum Era. Japan Studies Association - Annual Conference . January, 2019.
  • Wilkinson GE. Okinawa's Two Gokoku Shrines . 2018 Japan Studies Association Conference . January, 2018.
  • Wilkinson GE. Osaka’s Thirteen Buddhas: The Proliferation of Japan’s Pilgrimage Routes. Sacred Journeys: Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage 4th Global Conference. October, 2017.
  • Olsen DH, Wilkinson GE. The Proliferation, Commercialization, and Secularization of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune Pilgrimages in Modern Japan. 9th Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Tourism Expert Conference. June, 2017.
  • Wilkinson GE. The Influence of Shen-Yen Lay Disciples in the Growth of Buddhist Meditation in the United States. International Conference on Buddhist Meditation Across Traditions and Disciplines: Theories and Practices. May, 2017.
  • Wilkinson GE. Sociological Studies of Confucian Cultures: Comparisons of Fei Xiaotong and Doi Takeo. 2017 Asian Studies Development Project . March, 2017.
  • Wilkinson GE. Turning the Dharma: Carousel Cabinets in Contemporary Japanese Practice. Buddhism and East Asian Culture Winter Seminar . December, 2016.
  • Wilkinson GE. Mormons and the Japanese Media during the Post-Aum Era (1995-2011). Mormonism and Global Media. December, 2016.
  • Wilkinson GE. The Papers of Jay Jensen and Japanese Missiology in the Early 20th Century. 44th Annual Conference of the John Whitmer Historical Association. September, 2016.
  • Wilkinson GE. Sociological Studies of Confucian Cultures: Comparisons of Fei Xiaotong and Doi Takeo . Confucian Asia: Summer Seminar . July, 2016.
  • Wilkinson G. The Mission Papers of H Grant Ivins. 53rd Western Conference of hte Association for Asian Studies. October, 2015.
  • Wilkinson G. The Other Son: H Grant Ivins and the Early Twentieth Century LDS Church. 43rd Annual Conference of the John Whitmer Historical Association. September, 2015.
  • Wilkinson G. Missiology and Mormonism Around the World. 21st World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions. August, 2015.
  • Wilkinson G. Ritual Processes and Material Exchange in Modern Shingon Pilgrimages. 19th Asian Studies Conference Japan. June, 2015.
  • GW, Frederick N. Inventing the Buddhist Bible in Japan: From Nanjō Bun'yū to Numata Yehan. Third International Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon. April, 2015.
  • Wilkinson GE. On Icons and Idols . Loving Devotion: Visions of Vishnu Symposium. November, 2014.
  • Wilkinson GE. Christianity and Mormonism in Late Meiji Japan. Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies. October, 2014.
  • Wilkinson GE. Pilgrimage in Modern Japan. Interfaith Lecture Series . This presentation was focused on recent field work on the Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan . July, 2014.
  • Wilkinson GE, Properzi M. Modern Meditation Practices in Japan. Fourth International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society. April, 2014.
  • Wilkinson GE. Is the LDS Church a Japanse New Religious Movememt. 2014 Church History Symposium. March, 2014.
  • Wilkinson GE. New Full-length Buddhist Pilgrimage Replication in Modern Japan. The Fifty-first Western Conference of the Association of Asian Studies. September, 2013.
  • Wilkinson GE. The Taishō Canon as a Ritual Object in Modern Japan. The Second International Conference on the Chinese Buddhist Canon. March, 2013.
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