Documentos del Japon, 1558-1562

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Documentos del Japon, 1558-1562


Witek, John W, The Catholic Historical Review


Documentos del Jap6n, 1558-1562. Edited and annotated by Juan Ruiz-deMedina, SJ. [Monumenta Historica Societatis Jesu, Vol. 148; Monumenta Missionum Societatis Jesu, Vol. 61. Monumenta Historica Japoniae III.] (Rome: Instituto Historico de la Compania de Jesus. 1995. Pp. 743.)

The first volume in this series presented the documents about the initial steps that the Jesuits followed in their efforts toward the formation of the Catholic Church in Japan. It covered the opening decade (1547-1557) as St. Francis Xavier and then others struggled to attain language competence for preaching and teaching as well as the establishment of Christian communities and even a dispensary and a hospital for the sick. (Reviewed ante, IX [April, 1993], 379-381.) This second volume, reflecting similar outstanding scholarly expertise, portrays the expansion of the mission beyond those initial efforts.

The Jesuit presence continued to develop during the final decades of the Sengoku (Warring States) period (1477-1573), but not without difficulties. The Christian community in Yamaguchi was not immune from the March,1556, rebellion and the subsequent disastrous fire that swept through the entire city in one hour. The victorious daimyo expropriated the church property while the inhabitants, including many of the 2,000 Christians, fled to another fief. Nonetheless, by 1561 the victor of Yamaguchi allowed the Christians to rebuild the church, but forbade missionaries from entering the area. Meanwhile, in Funai in 1556 there were 1,500 Catholics; yet Buddhist opposition was absent, due to the prestige of the mission hospital and the daimyo, who was quite supportive of the mission. However, in Hirado, where a small Christian community existed, the authorities forced the Jesuits to flee and were responsible for the deaths of the first two lay martyrs of Japan in 1558.

Such disturbances did not stop the spread of the mission into other parts of Japan. …

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