ISBN-10:
0824821327
ISBN-13:
9780824821326
Pub. Date:
10/01/1998
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Christianity Made in Japan: A Study of Indigenous Movements / Edition 1

Christianity Made in Japan: A Study of Indigenous Movements / Edition 1

by Mark R. MullinsMark R. Mullins

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Overview

For centuries the accommodation between Japan and Christianity has been an uneasy one. Compared with others of its Asian neighbors, the churches in Japan have never counted more than a small minority of believers more or less resigned to patterns of ritual and belief transplanted from the West. But there is another side to the story, one little known and rarely told: the rise of indigenous movements aimed at a Christianity that is at once made in Japan and faithful to the scriptures and apostolic tradition. Christianity Made in Japan draws on extensive field research to give an intriguing and sympathetic look behind the scenes and into the lives of the leaders and followers of several indigenous movements in Japan. Focusing on the "native" response rather than Western missionary efforts and intentions, it presents varieties of new interpretations of the Christian tradition. It gives voice to the unheard perceptions and views of many Japanese Christians, while raising questions vital to the self-understanding of Christianity as a truly "world religion."

This ground-breaking study makes a largely unknown religious world accessible to outsiders for the first time. Students and scholars alike will find it a valuable addition to the literature on Japanese religions and society and on the development of Christianity outside the West. By offering an alternative approach to the study and understanding of Christianity as a world religion and the complicated process of cross-cultural diffusion, it represents a landmark that will define future research in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824821326
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Series: Nanzan Library of Asian Religion and Culture Series , #25
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 992,423
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: 1550L (what's this?)

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