Ward, Haruko

Dr. Haruko Nawata Ward

Dr. Haruko Nawata Ward

Professor of Church History

Phone: 404-687-4545

Email: WardH@CTSnet.edu

Office: BLC204 / Box 37F

Dr. Ward’s research interests include the age of Reformations, the Jesuits, encounters of cultures and religions, women and religious vocation, history of biblical interpretation, history of Christianity in Asia, and justice issues in Church history.


  • PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • MA, New York University
  • BFA, Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)


Women Religious Leaders of Japan's Christian Century: 1549-1650. Series Women and Gender in the Early Modern World. Aldershot, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2009, book
Christian Theology of Martyrdom and Women Martyrs in Early Modern Japan, forthcoming, book
”Women Apostles in Early Modern Japan, 1549-1650.” In Devout Laywomen in the Early Modern World, ed. Alison Weber. Ashgate Publishing., forthcoming, chapter
“Trent and the Tales of All These Saints Travelling East”, for “The Council of Trent: Reform and Controversy in Europe and Beyond (1545-1700),” Université Catholique de Louvain, a conference volume by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Gőttingen, forthcoming, article
"Images of the Incarnation in the Jesuit Japan Mission's Kirishitanban Story of Virgin Martyr St. Catherine of Alexandria" in Image and Incarnation: the Early Modern doctrine of the Pictorial Image W. Melion and L. Wandel (ed.), 2015, chapter
"The Christian 'Nuns' of Early Modern Japan" in Portuguese Studies Review 13, 2015, chapter
"Japan and Europe: the Christian Century, 1549-1600," Oxford Bibliographies in Renaissance and Reformation, (ed. Margaret King), 2014, article
“Naitio Julia and Women Catechists in the Jesuit Mission in Japan and the Philippines,” in Putting Names with Faces: Women’s Impact in Mission History, ed. Christine Lienemann-Perrin, Atola Longkumer, Afrie Songco Joye. Nashville: Abingdon, 2012, chapter
“Women in the Eyes of a Jesuit between the East Indies, New Spain and Early Modern Europe,” in Western Visions of the Far East in a Transpacific Age (1522—1671), ed. Christina H. Lee. Series Transculturalisms 1400-1700. Farnham, England and Burlingt, 2012, chapter
“Martyrdom and Religious Violence,” in T & T Clark Companion to Reformation Theology, ed. David M. Whitford. London; New York: T & T Clark, 2012, chapter
“Women and Kirishitanban Literature: Translation, Gender and Theology in Early Modern Japan,” Early Modern Women: an Interdisciplinary Journal, v.7, 271-81., 2012, article
“Kirishitan Women Martyrs Resist: A Movement in the 16th and 17th Centuries,” The Commons, v. 3: 31-4., 2011, article
“Women Martyrs in Passion and Paradise,” Journal of World Christianity 3, no. 1 (2010): 47-66. Issue on Women and Christianity in East Asia., 2010, article
“Jesuit Encounters with Confucianism in Early Modern Japan,” The Sixteenth Century Journal 40, no. 4 (winter): 1045-67., 2009, article
“The ‘Christian Nuns’ of Early Modern Japan,” Portuguese Studies Review 13, no. 1-2: 411-48. Special Issue on Women in the Lusophone World in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period., 2015, article
“Jesuits, Too: Jesuits, Women Catechists and Jezebels in Christian-Century Japan.” In The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773, ed. John W. O’Malley et al. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006, chapter
“Women and the Confraternity of Misericórdia in the Early Modern Portuguese Seaborne Empire: Goa, Salvador da Bahia, Nagasaki.” Neue Zeitschrift für Missionswissenschaft 58, no. 4: 241-60., 2002, article
“The Taste of a Nickel Coke: Stories of the Japanese American Women of the Internment.” In Asian Americans and Christian Ministry, edited by Inn Sook Lee and Timothy D. Son. Seoul, Korea: Voice Publishing, 9-33, 1999, chapter
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