The Beginning of Heaven and Earth: The Sacred Book of Japan's Hidden Christians
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176pp. May 1996
The Beginning of Heaven and Earth: The Sacred Book of Japan's Hidden Christians
Translator: Whelan, Christal;
In 1865 a French priest was visited by a small group of Japanese at his newly built church in Nagasaki. They were descendants of Japan's first Christians, the survivors of brutal religious persecution under the Tokugawa government. The Kakure Kirishitan,
"[A] fine translation.... [It] is amplified by a thoughtful introduction that situates the Tenchi within a number of helpful interpretive contexts." --Asian Folklore Studies
Translator: Whelan, Christal;



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