Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Postscript—The Spirit Of Christ Inculturated

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In Endo Shusaku's literature the Spirit of Christ is at work, challenging us to let the new life grow in our own soil. The seed of the Spirit will grow in the ?mud swamp' of Japan. Endo's life-long spiritual journey, searching for the universality of Christian faith, has encouraged many Japanese people, myself included, to hold on to a strong faith in Christ blooming in this culture. The author do not use the term inculturation for the establishment of self-governing, self expanding, or self-supporting independent churches, but for the incarnation of God's love, the fruit of the Spirit in Endo and his works. The seed of love, namely the Spirit of Christ, is sown in the soil of human cultures. In this regard, Endo Shusaku's faith, both in his life and through his literary works, offers Japan and the world at large an outstanding model of inculturation.

Keywords: Christ; Endo Shusaku; human culture; inculturation; Japan; spirit



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Christ in Japanese Culture — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation