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Japan and Christianity : Impacts and Responses - John Breen

Japan and Christianity

Impacts and Responses

By: John Breen (Editor), Mark Williams (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th December 1995
ISBN: 9780333589380
Number Of Pages: 189

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There has been much written about the "success" of the early missions to Japan during the decades immediately following the arrival of the first Jesuits in 1549. There has also been much coverage of the subsequent failure of the faith to put down roots strong enough to survive this initial wave of enthusiasm. The papers in this volume, the product of a conference marking the centenary of the Japan Society of London, represent an attempt to reassess the contact between Christianity and Japan in terms of a symbiotic relationship, a dialogue in which the impact of Japan on the imported religion is viewed alongside the more frequently cited influence of Christianity on Japanese society. Here is a dynamic cultural encounter, examined by the papers in this volume from a series of political, literary and historical perspectives.

List of Plates
Notes on the Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Translations of Christian Terminology into Japanese, 16-19th Centuries: Problems and Solutionsp. 8
Early Western-Style Paintings in Japanp. 30
New Perspectives on the Early Tokugawa Persecutionp. 46
Acculturation among the Kakure Kirishitan: Some Conclusions from the Tenchi Hajimari no Kotop. 63
Beyond the Prohibition: Christianity in Restoration Japanp. 75
Christianity Encounter Buddhism in Japan: A Historical Perspectivep. 94
The Religion of the West versus the Science of the West: The Evolution Controversy in Late Nineteenth Century Japanp. 107
Written and Unwritten Texts of the Kakure Kirishitanp. 122
The Social Forms of Japanese Christianityp. 138
From Out of the Depths: The Japanese Literary Response to Christianityp. 156
Select Bibliographyp. 175
Indexp. 186
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ISBN: 9780333589380
ISBN-10: 0333589386
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 11th December 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2