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Salvationist Samurai : Gunpei Yamamuro and the rise of the Salvation Army in Japan /
R. David Rightmire.
imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.
description
xv, 187 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0810832704 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.
isbn
0810832704 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
1517690
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-182] and index.
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This short history is an important contribution to the story of Christianity in Japan.
...a very rewarding and informative read.
...provides an excellent and enlightening analysis...provides invaluable insight into the relationship of The Salvation Army to the state...
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Summaries
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This is the first English language work to clarify the role of Yamarmuro in relation to the progress of the Salvation Army in Japan. In order to understand his importance the book looks at his background, both Christian and prior to the Salvation Army.
Long Description
Arriving in Japan in 1895, the Salvation Army rose from a position of relative obscurity to national recognition within a space of twelve years. The cultural adaptation of mission and message was most directly influenced by the life and work of Gunpei Yamamuro (1872-1940), who helped transform the Army into an indigenous expression of Wesleyan-holiness mission, uniquely adapted to the needs of Japan's emerging industrialized society. Salvationist Samurai is the first English-language work to clarify the role of Yamamuro in relation to the progress of the Salvation Army in Japan. In light of the recent centennial celebration of the Salvation Army in Japan, it is fitting that this illustrated work be published in commemoration of its most prominent representative.
Main Description
The first English-language work to clarify the role of Gunpei Yamamuro (1872-1940) in relation to the progress of the Salvation Army in Japan.
Table of Contents
Editor's Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Meiji Christianity and the Arrival of the Salvation Army in Japanp. 1
Gunpei Yamamuro: Early Years and Identification with the Salvation Armyp. 19
Yamamuro's Influence on Salvation Army Missionp. 45
National Recognition Won "Under Peculiar Circumstances"p. 69
Social Evangelism in Relation to National Transformation and Needp. 89
The Japanese Salvation Army's Relation to the Statep. 107
Cultural Adaptation in the Context of Japanese Nationalismp. 135
Conclusionp. 161
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 183
About the Authorp. 189
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