Atsuyoshi Fujiwara's Theology of Culture in a Japanese Context: A Believers’ PDF

By Atsuyoshi Fujiwara

ISBN-10: 1498254187

ISBN-13: 9781498254182

ISBN-10: 1606088637

ISBN-13: 9781606088630

The Christian religion has constantly stood in a spot of hysteria among its transcendent nature and the encircling tradition. at the one hand, Christian religion claims to originate within the revelation of God, which transforms tradition itself. however, all such revelation is necessarily got and interpreted through people in concrete occasions. it really is no exaggeration to assert that millennia of church background have always proven the fight among Christian religion and tradition. so one can deal with this fight, this ebook explores suitable matters pertinent to the connection among religion and tradition within the specific context of Japan. during this precise paintings, the context of Japan, renowned as a desolate swamp for Christian missions, presents the surroundings for a re-exploration of matters referring to theology of tradition. As such, Japan offers either a concrete and tough context to see a theology of tradition. This ebook additionally helpfully illuminates for Western readers a few key difficulties that will not have seemed absolutely of their contexts but yet will accomplish that because the post-Christendom period continues.

"A precious examine of the relation of Christianity and tradition, of especial significance to eastern Christians, yet with relevance for all eager about challenge and ministry in post-Christian contexts."
--Alister McGrath
Professor of Theology, Ministry and schooling, and
Head of the heart for Theology, faith, and tradition, King's College

"Readers of this ideal booklet will locate it to be a masterly advisor to the complexities of jap responses to Western Christian missionary endeavors in contexts of jap nationalism/cosmopolitanism/imperialism and the tragedy of defeat. An acute dialogue of Niebuhr, Yoder, and Hauerwas is complemented by way of research of the theologies of Kazoh Kitamori, Yasuo Furuya, and Hideo Ohki . . . to generate a potential theology of tradition for Japan and applicable church structures."
--Ann Loades
Professor Emerita of Divinity, collage of Durham
Honorary Professor of Divinity, collage of St. Andrews

"The impact of the theologies of John Howard Yoder and Stanley Hauerwas now spans the globe. Fujiwara has proven, during this major paintings, that any considerate deliberations concerning Christianity and culture--including a tradition as assorted from the united states as Japan--should contain a major attention of the concept of Yoder and Hauerwas."
--Mark Thiessen Nation
Professor of Theology, japanese Mennonite Seminary

"Fujiwara . . . bargains his believer's church theology, established upon his serious examine of the theology of H. Richard Niebuhr, John Howard Yoder, and Stanley Hauerwas, to judge severely 3 levels of the historical past of Christianity within the context of jap tradition: the increase and improvement of Roman Catholic venture and church throughout the feudal 16-17th centuries, the increase and improvement of the Protestant project and church from the outlet of Japan (1860s) to the start of WWII (1945), and postwar Christianity (1945-1985)."
--Robert Lee
Author of The conflict of Civilizations: An Intrusive Gospel in eastern Civilization (1999, 2005)

Atsuyoshi Fujiwara is Professor of Theology at Seigakuin college normal examine Institute in Japan. He has additionally taught at Tokyo Christian collage, Aoyama Gakuin collage, and Keio University.

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