Item description for Theology in Japan: Takakura Tokutaro (1885-1934) by J. Nelson Jennings...
Japanese Christian leader Takakura Tokutaro, 1885-1934, is the focus of this exhaustive historical and theological study. Takakura's life spanned a critical period in developing Japan, a new member of the 'modern family of nations.' At the age of 21, through the preaching of the immensely influential church leader Uemura Masahisa, Takakura converted to the Christian faith. He later spent over two years in the West, reading extensively in British and German theology. Takakura thus faced the challenge of absorbing numerous lines of influence and re-articulating the Christian faith within his own generation's distinctly Japanese linguistic and religio-cultural context. His personal religious experience was a microcosm of the universalization of Christian theology during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Despite having played important leadership roles within the Protestant Church in Japan during the 1920s and early 1930s, Takakura's name is scarcely known outside limited Japanese theological circles. This study lends recognition to his influential role in the Christian Church. It also utilizes Takakura's example to provide further insight into the universalizing trend in Christian thought that continues even today.
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Studio: University Press of America
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 1.68" Weight: 1.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 4, 2005
Publisher University Press of America
ISBN 0761830499 ISBN13 9780761830498
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More About J. Nelson Jennings
J. Nelson Jennings is Associate Professor at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Professor Jennings holds a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a M.Div., Magna Cum laude, from the Covenant Theological Seminary.