The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan: A Study of Their Development, Beliefs and Rituals to the Present Day

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Religion - 296 pages
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First major study in English of the Japanese 'hidden' Christians - the Kakure Kirishitan, who chose to remain separate from the Catholic Church when religious toleration was granted in 1873 - and the development of the faith and rituals from the 16th century to the present day.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The historical background to the Kakure faith
27
The organization of the Kakure communities and their
55
The origins and uses of the Kakure gozensama
82
Kakure Kirishitan
111
The Kakure worship calendar and the role of prayer
138
The structure of Kakure worship and the significance
156
The spirit world and the Kakure Kirishitan
174
Death ancestors and the Kakure Kirishitan
192
The Kakure in Context
210
Ninth Register of surviving Christian families
228
Bibliography
257
Japanese Character List
279
Index
289
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About the author (1998)

Stephen Turnbull is the author of more than 50 books on the military history of Europe and the Far East, and works as a consultant on all aspects of Japanese culture. He lives in England.

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