Handbook of Christianity in Japan

Synopsis

This volume provides researchers and students of religion with an indispensable reference work on the history, cultural impact, and reshaping of Christianity in Japan. Divided into three parts, Part I focuses on Christianity in Japanese history and includes studies of the Roman Catholic mission in pre-modern Japan, the hidden Christian tradition, Protestant missions in the modern period, Bible translations, and theology in Japan. Part II examines the complex relationship between Christianity and various dimensions of Japanese society, such as literature, politics, social welfare, education for women, and interaction with other religious traditions. Part III focuses on resources for the study of Christianity in Japan and provides a guide to archival collections, research institutes, and bibliographies. Based on both Japanese and Western scholarship, readers will find this volume to be a fascinating and important guide.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Miyazaki Kentarō
  • Helen J. Ballhatchet
  • A. Hamish Ion
  • Thomas John Hastings
  • Ikegami Yoshimasa
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2003