Silence and Religion Essay by The Research Group

Silence and Religion
This paper discusses the influence of Endo's book 'Silence' on Japanese religions.
# 74268 | 675 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2005 | US

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In this article, the writer applies insights from the book "Silence" by Shusaku Endo, to Japanese religions. The writer presents an overview of Japanese religious systems (Buddhism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Christianity). The writer also discusses how different beliefs shape actions and determine fate.

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"Japan has traditionally been home to a number of different religious groups including Buddhism, Confucianism and Shintoism. There has been a small Christian presence in Japan since the seventeenth century when Christian largely Roman Catholic missionaries attempted to establish a foothold in this and other countries of Asia. One fictional description of this Christian missionary effort is found in the novel 'Silence' by Shusaku Endo, who begins his story by pointing out that not that the Church at Rome was ignorant of the ... "

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