The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan: A Study of Their Development, Beliefs and Rituals to the Present Day
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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The historical background to the Kakure faith
The organization of the Kakure communities and their
The origins and uses of the Kakure gozensama
The Kakure worship calendar and the role of prayer
The structure of Kakure worship and the significance
The spirit world and the Kakure Kirishitan
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