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Christian Corridors to Japan. By Joseph J. Spae. Tokyo: Oriens Institute for Religious Research, , Footnotes, Index. $ - Volume 25 Issue 2 - John F. HowesCited by: 1. Christianity Made in Japan draws on extensive field research to give an intriguing and sympathetic look behind the scenes and into the lives of the leaders and followers of several indigenous movements in Japan. Focusing on the "native" response rather than Western missionary efforts and intentions, it presents varieties of new interpretations Cited by: Over 50 years of research on the subject by Joseph and his father culminated in the publishing of a book this year, "Jujika no kuni -- Nihon" (Japan: The Nation of the Cross), in which the authors tell the largely hidden story of early Christianity in Japan and introduce Christian sites throughout the nation. A new book written by Jonathan Clements outlines the arrival of Christianity to Japan and the horrific suffering of believerss at the hand of their Japanese persecutors in the s.
The Spiritual Need in Japan. Most Japanese people have never met a Christian, seen a Bible, or even know about Jesus. In fact, less than 1 percent of Japan's million people claim to be Christians. Even more staggering is the fact that within the next 20 years, half of the existing churches will close because they will have no pastor. Much has been written of the 'success' of the early missions to Japan during the decades immediately following the arrival of the first Jesuits in The subsequent 'failure' of the faith to put down roots strong enough to survive this initial wave of enthusiasm is discussed with equal alacrity. The book is a thorough, exhaustive analysis of Japan's political, military, and social conditions leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack. I came away with a much greater understanding of why Japan decided to launch the sneak attack and go to war with the United States in Offering helpful insights on Japan and its culture, this short book outlines Japan's history and religions, and addresses questions and difficulties that Japanese may have about Christianity. It includes some practical advice for Christians on sharing their faith with Japanese friends, as .
This is the historical setting for the movie Silence, which takes place in during the height of the Christian persecution in Japan. Two Jesuit priests from Portugal, Father Sebastião Rodrigues and Father Francisco Garrpe, secretly enter Japan in search of their mentor Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Neeson), who is purported to have apostatized. Celebration of Hope in Fukushima, Japan | (Photo: BGEA). A new book, Christ's Samurai, tells the story of early Christianity in Japan during the feudal era in the 17th century, when some Christians were branded with hot irons, dipped repeatedly in boiling water and crucified, for being part of an uprising. Believers were also straddled with straw coats made of grass and set on fire, says the. Many Japanese are looking forward to Pope Francis' visit to Japan on Saturday, including Shoji Fukahori, an year-old Christian priest and hibakusha in Hiroshima. Christian meekness had no place in a samurai’s heart. “If someone hits you once, you hit him twice,” was the gospel according to Tose. The novel traces Nobuo’s gradual evolution from.