Book Announcement: The Myōtei Dialogues: A Japanese Christian Critique of Native Traditions

myoteiThe Myōtei Dialogues

A Japanese Christian Critique of Native Traditions

http://www.brill.com/products/book/myotei-dialogues

The Myōtei Dialogues is the first complete English translation one of the most important works of early Japanese Christianity. Fukansai Habian’s Myōtei mondō (1605) presents a sharp critique of the three main Japanese traditions, Buddhism, Shintō, and Confucianism, followed by an explanation of the main tenets of Christianity specifically aimed at a Japanese audience. Written by a convert, it is of importance not merely because it shows us how the Christian message was presented by a Japanese to other Japanese, but also for what it reveals about the state of the three native traditions at the beginning of the seventeenth century.

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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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