The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan: A Study of Their Development, Beliefs and Rituals to the Present Day
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.
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CHAPTER 2 The historical background to the Kakure faith
CHAPTER 3 The organization of the Kakure communities and their relationship to Catholicism
CHAPTER 4 The origins and uses of the Kakure gozensama
CHAPTER 5 Christian martyrs and the sacred places of the Kakure Kirishitan
CHAPTER 6 The Kakure worship calendar and the role of prayer
CHAPTER 7 The structure of Kakure worship and the significance of the communal meal
CHAPTER 8 The spirit world and the Kakure Kirishitan
CHAPTER 9 Death ancestors and the Kakure Kirishitan
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The Kakure Kirishitan of Japan: A Study of Their Development, Beliefs and ...
Stephen R. Turnbull
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