Japan's Hidden Christians, 1549-1999, Volume 1

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Stephen R. Turnbull
Psychology Press, 2000 - Christianity - 624 pages
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This volume is by the author ofThe Kakure Kirishitan of Japan: A study of their development, beliefs and rituals to the present day, widely seen as the landmark study on this subject. Stephen Turnbull here brings together in two volumes the most significant scholarly writings on Japan's hidden Christians published in recent times, encompassing a span of some 450 years of the Christian tradition in Japan. Remarkably, in many respects, the inheritors of this tradition continue to remain 'hidden' at the dawn of the new millennium. The author contributes a full introduction, in which he reviews the key elements of the collected writings and at the same time takes the opportunity to bring his own study up-to-date.
  

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Contents

Secret Christianity in Japan
147
BURKMAN Thomas W 1974 The Urakami Incidents and the Struggle
216
Japanese Government
107
KAWAI Hayao 1994 The Transformation of Biblical Myths in Japan Diogenes
49
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