By Ikuo Higashibaba
Whilst the Jesuit missionary Francis Xavier brought Catholic Christianity to Japan in 1549, it built speedy within the state. the japanese known as this new spiritual circulate and its believers Kirishitan. This quantity explores the preferred spiritual lifestyles and tradition of the local adherents, that have been so usually missed in traditional experiences of Christianity in sixteenth- and 17th-century Japan. topics incorporated are lay missionaries, fans' engagement in symbols and rituals, eastern catechism, and apostasy, underground perform, and martyrdom below persecution. This publication presents attention-grabbing information regarding the religion and perform of the japanese fans, and expands the horizon of ancient reviews of eastern Christianity. it really is an enormous resource for college students of jap stories, non secular background, and stories of cross-cultural interplay.
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