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1. Sociological Theories


R. Morooka, R. N. Bellah's Theory of Religious Evolution and the Study of Religions Today. [Japanese article]
in Ronshu: Studies in Religions East and West 42: 11-27, 2015.
>English abstract

R. Morooka, The Motif of Criticizing the Concept of Religion in Secularization Theories. [Japanese article]
in Journal of Religious Studies 85(3): 623-643, 2011.
>English abstract

R. Morooka and S. Tashiro, Visible Religion and Invisible Religion. [Japanese article]
in Wings of Sociology. Y. Hayasaka, Y. Hiroi, and J. Amata eds., Mineruva Shobo: Kyoto, 2010, 123-141.
>external link to amazon.co.jp

R. Morooka, The Concept of Religion and Its Significance in Talcott Parsons' The Social System. [Japanese article]
in Annual Reports of the Tohoku Sociological Society 35: 19-97, 2006.
>English abstract

R. Morooka, Why Should Sociology Employ the Concept of Religion? Reformulating the Sociology of Religion as a Field of Genuine Intercultural Study. [English presentation]
The 19th World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions. Tokyo. 20 Mar, 2005.
>English abstract

R. Morooka, Significance of Phenomenological Sociology in the Study of Modern Religions. [Japanese article]
in Ronshu: Studies in Religions East and West 30:147-166, 2003.

R. Morooka, P. Berger's Theory of Religion and its Logical Structure. [Japanese article]
in Bunka 66(1-2): 147-166, 2002.

R. Morooka, Rethinking Robert Bellah's Concept of Civil Religion. [Japanese article]
in Ronshu: Studies in Religions East and West 27: 21-39: 2000.


2. Thanatology


R. Morooka, I. Aizawa, S. Tashiro, T. Fujimoto, and Y. Itakura, Quantitative and Qualitative Research on Terminal Lucidity and Remission in Japan. [Japanese article]
in Journal of Death and Life Studies and Practical Ethics 23: 75-96, 2018.
>English abstract

R. Morooka, A Qualitative Analysis on Attitudes toward Death and Dying in Contemporary Japan. [Japanese article]
in Religion and Society 23: 79-93, 2017.
>English abstract

T. Morita, A. Naito, M. Aoyama et al. [R. Morooka as the 6th author], Nationwide Japanese Survey about Deathbed Visions. [English article]
in Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 52(5): 646-654, 2016.
>external link to sciencedirect

R. Morooka, End-of-life Care and Omukae Experiences. [Japanese article]
in Palliative Care 24(2): 108-111, Seikaisha, 2014.

R. Morooka, Modern Folklore and Omukae Experiences. [Japanese article]
in Journal for Social Studies Education 32: 1-12, 2014.

N. Narita and R. Morooka, Supporting the Life of a Patient at the End-of-life. [Japanese article]
in How You Live, How You Die: Thanatology in Practice. T. Okabe and H. Takenouchi eds., Kyusen Shobo: Kawasaki, 2009, 31-48.
>external link to amazon.co.jp

R. Morooka and K. Kirihara, Where Has the Afterworld Gone Today? [Japanese article]
in How You Live, How You Die: Thanatology in Practice. T. Okabe and H. Takenouchi eds., Kyusen Shobo: Kawasaki, 2009, 163-183.
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R. Morooka, I. Aizawa, S. Tashiro, T. Okabe, Exploring the Omukae Experiences of Terminally Ill Patients: A Survey Report on the Bereaved Carers of Hospice at Home in Japan. [Japanese article]
in Death and Life Studies 9: 205-225, 2008.
>English abstract


3. Sports Studies


R. Morooka, Sports. [Japanese article]
in E. Hoshino et al. eds, Encyclopedia of Religious Studies. Maruzen, Tokyo, 2010, 630-631.
>extenal link to amazon.co.jp

R. Morooka, Religion in the Art of Archery: a History of Ideas in Modern Japan. [Japanese article]
in Ronshu: Studies in Religions East and West 35: 1-19, 2008.
>English abstract

R. Morooka, Sports Books and the Culture of Inequality in Contemporary Japan. [English article]
in Status and Stratification: Cultural Forms in East and Southeast Asia. M. Shima ed., Trans Pacific Press: Melbourne, 2008, 47-60.
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4. Social Historical Studies


T. Kitagawa and R. Morooka, Hoshuka as Supplemental Courses against Regional Divide of the Opportunity for Higher Education. [Japanese article]
in Memoirs of the Faculty of Education Shimane Univ. 50: 141-152, 2016.

R. Morooka, Narratives on Tanabe-ke: Inventing Representations of Tesshi as Feudal Iron Masters. [Japanese article]
in Study on Iron Industry of Tanabe-ke and the Document Index, The Board of Education of Unnan City, 2012, 298-314.


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