Seikyo shidan [History of Western Religions]. Hideteru Yamamoto.
Seikyo shidan [History of Western Religions]

Seikyo shidan [History of Western Religions]

Tokyo: Rakuyodo, 1919. 332p., hardcover, rear board detaching from text block but threads still intact. OCLC lists two copies for the 1919 edition (the 1926 edition also has just two listed).

An historical overview of the penetration and suppression of Western religion in Japan, focusing primarily on Christianity but with a section on Buddhism. Extensive discussion of the suppression of Catholicism under the Tokugawa regime as well as examination of cultural factors that hampered its spread, such as the Samurai suicide ethic's conflict with Christianity. Yamamoto worked with James Hepburn on his Japanese Bible dictionary.

Cat.No: 123993

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