Sustained by dreams of glorious martyrdom, a seventeenth-century Purtuguese missionary in Japan administers to the outlawed Christians until Japanese authorities capture him and force him to watch the torture of his followers, promising to stop if he will renounce Christ.
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Review: SilenceUser Review - Stephen - Goodreads
A tough one to recommend, how, I don't know, but here it goes: The defining moment of this tragedy comes early on. The story sets itself up as a world without escape, not even into the imagination ... Read full review
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Preamble Jesuit priest Francisco Xavier called Japan “the light of my heart…the country in the Orient most suited for Christianity”. Fact: Kakure or Japanese crypto-Christians, meeting in secret for ... Read full review