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Holy Anime!: Japan's View of Christianity

Holy Anime Japan s View of Christianity Christianity has been in Japan for five centuries but embraced by less than one percent of the population It s a complicated relationship given the sudden appearance in Japan of Renaissance Catholic

  • Title: Holy Anime!: Japan's View of Christianity
  • Author: Patrick Drazen
  • ISBN: 9780761869078
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Christianity has been in Japan for five centuries, but embraced by less than one percent of the population It s a complicated relationship, given the sudden appearance in Japan of Renaissance Catholicism which was utterly unlike the historic faiths of Shinto and Buddhism Japan had to invent a word for religion since Japan did not share the west s reliance on faith in aChristianity has been in Japan for five centuries, but embraced by less than one percent of the population It s a complicated relationship, given the sudden appearance in Japan of Renaissance Catholicism which was utterly unlike the historic faiths of Shinto and Buddhism Japan had to invent a word for religion since Japan did not share the west s reliance on faith in a personal God Japan s views of this outsider religion resemble America s view of the outsider Islamic faith Understanding this through the book Orientalism by Edward Said, Patrick Drazen samples depictions of Christianity in the popular Japanese media of comics and cartoons The book begins with the work of postwar comics master Tezuka Osamu, with results that range from the comic to the revisionist to the blasphemous and obscene.

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    About "Patrick Drazen"

    1. Patrick Drazen

      An interest in Japanese comics and animation has led to decades as an independent scholar, author, lecturer and researcher Appearances include MC at the 2006 Smithsonian Anime Marathon.

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