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Author Mase-Hasegawa, Emi.
Title Christ in Japanese culture : theological themes in Shusaku Endo's literary works / by Emi Mase-Hasegawa.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.

Author Mase-Hasegawa, Emi.
Series Brill's Japanese studies library, 0925-6512 ; v. 28
Brill's Japanese studies library ; v. 28.
Subject Endo, Shusaku, 1923-1996 -- Religion.
Christianity and literature -- Japan.
Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 248 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-241) and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; Foreword Prof. Ursula King; Preface; List of Abbreviations; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two The Japanese Religio-Cultural Context; Chapter Three Endo Shusaku's Approach to Christianity; Chapter Four Endo's Image of Christ; Chapter Five Endo's Transformed Image of Christ; Chapter Six Conclusion; Epilogue -- The Seed of Christ Sown in Culture; Postscript -- The Spirit of Christ Inculturated; Appendix; References; Glossary; Index of Names.
Note Print version record.
Summary This ground-breaking study on the Roman Catholic, Japanese novelist Endo Shusaku (1923-1996) uniquely combines western and Japanese religious, theological and philosophical thought. The author interprets Endo's central works such as ""Silence"" (1966), ""The Samurai"" (1980), and ""Deep River"" (1996), from a theological point of view as documents of inculturation of Christianity in Japan. Analysing the social and religious context of Japan in a global perspective, the author identifies a central role for ""koshinto""--A traditional Japanese ethos - in Endo's thought on inculturation. Endo's
Note English.
ISBN 9789047433217 (electronic bk.)
9047433211 (electronic bk.)
9789004165960 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004165967 (hardback ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004165960.i-248
OCLC # 654388833
Additional Format Print version: Mase-Hasegawa, Emi. Christ in Japanese culture. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008 (DLC) 2007052017 (OCoLC)185021615

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