The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan: A Study of Their Development, Beliefs and Rituals to the Present Day, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan

A Study of Their Development, Beliefs and Rituals to the Present Day, 1st Edition

By Stephen Turnbull

Routledge

316 pages

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First major study in English of the Japanese 'hidden' Christians - the Kakure Kirishitan, who chose to remain separate from the Catholic Church when religious toleration was granted in 1873 - and the development of the faith and rituals from the 16th century to the present day.

Reviews

'This book makes a very valuable contribution to the study of the "Hidden Christians" of Japan, a subject of much scholarly attention in recent years. Turnbull's study of the Kakure Kirishitan is the best one available in English.' - Neil McMullin, Pacific Affairs

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies