Japan's Modern Prophet Paperback

Uchimura Kanzo, 1861-1930

by John F. Howes;

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Japan's Modern Prophet

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This is the spiritual biography of one of Japan's foremost thinkers, Uchimura Kanzo, who died in 1930 and whose ideas influenced contemporary historians, political scientists, and international religious followers. Known as the originator and proponent of a particularly "Japanese" form of Christianity known as mukyokai, Kanzo attempted to purge the Protestantism that was flowing into Japan from the accretions to the biblical faith that had developed after several centuries of Western history. In his lifetime, Kanzo was a well-known figure, becoming famous in Europe. His major English-language works were translated into numerous languages. Best known among these works, "How I Became a Christian" attracted much criticism and attention. After his death, however, Uchimura's reputation grew significantly. His Christian followers produced an enormous canon of literature, influencing the cosmopolitan intellectual milieu far beyond that of any other Japanese Christian thinker. Through the prism of this exceptional man's life, Howes charts what it meant to live in Japan during the rise of Christianity. It was also a time of increasing modernization.During Uchimura's life, Japan developed into a leading world power, and one year after his death its military propelled its people into a disastrous war.

Japan's Modern Prophet by John F. Howes was published by University of British Columbia Press in January 2006. The ISBN for Japan's Modern Prophet is 9780774811460.

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Details for Japan's Modern Prophet

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of British Columbia Press (January 2006)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages464
Thickness34 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1194136
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