Xavier's Legacies

Xavier's Legacies

Catholicism in Modern Japanese Culture

eBook - 2011
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Japan has had three Catholic prime ministers, and its current empresswas raised and educated in the faith. How did a non-Christian nationcome to foster more Catholic leaders than the United States,particularly when Protestantism is said to define Christianity in Japanand Catholicism is believed to be but a fleeting element ofJapan's so-called Christian century? This volume reveals that,far from being a relic of the past - something brought toJapan by missionaries and then forgotten - Catholicismoffered, and continues to provide, an authentic and alternative way forJapanese believers to maintain "tradition" and negotiatemodernity.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2011.
ISBN: 0774820217
9780774820219
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 217 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Doak, Kevin Michael
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