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 - Laura Leaney - Goodreads
This is an intense - rather grim - epistolary novel written mostly from the vantage point of a Roman Catholic priest, a missionary to Japan, early in the 17th century. The events are based on ... Read full review
Review: SilenceUser Review - Owlseyes - Goodreads
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