Nouvelle parution de Garrett L. Washington : Church Space and the Capital in Prewar Japan

Vient de paraître : Garrett L. Washington Church Space and the Capital in Prewar Japan (University of Hawaii Press, 2022)

Garrett L. Washington, Associate Professor à l’Université de Massachusetts Amherst, est chercheur invité du Centre Japon 2021-2022.

Christians have never even constituted one percent of Japan’s population, yet Christianity had a disproportionately large influence on Japan’s social, intellectual, and political development. This happened despite the Tokugawa shogunate’s successful efforts to criminalize Christianity and even after the Meiji government took measures to limit its influence (after decriminalizing it out of diplomatic necessity). From journalism and literature, to medicine, education, and politics, the mark of Protestant Japanese is indelible. Herein lies the conundrum that has interested scholars for decades. How did Christianity overcome the ideological legacies of its past in Japan? How did Protestantism distinguish itself from the other options in the religious landscape like Buddhism and New Religions? And how did the religious movement’s social relevance and activism persist despite the new government’s measures to weaken the relationship between private religion and secular social life in Japan? Lire la suite …

University of Hawaii Press
ISBN : 9780824888862
Janvier 2022
354 pages

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