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by Shusaku Endo

eBook A Life of Jesus download ISBN: 0809123193
Author: Shusaku Endo
Publisher: Paulist Press; non stated edition (January 1, 1978)
Language: English
Pages: 192
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Rating: 4.7
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Category: Biography
Subcategory: Leaders and Notable People

Shusaku Endo was born in Tokyo in 1923 and died in 1996. After his parents divorced, he and his mother converted to Catholicism a faith which is central to many of his tales

Shusaku Endo was born in Tokyo in 1923 and died in 1996. After his parents divorced, he and his mother converted to Catholicism a faith which is central to many of his tales. He is widely regarded as Japan's leading writer and has won all his country's major literary prizes, including the Akutagawa, the Noma, the Shincho, and the Tanizaki.

Shūsaku Endō (遠藤 周作, Endō Shūsaku, March 27, 1923 – September 29, 1996) was a Japanese author who wrote from the rare perspective of a Japanese Roman Catholic. Together with Junnosuke Yoshiyuki, Shōtarō Yasuoka, Junzo Shono, Hiroyuki Agawa, Ayako Sono (also Catholic), and Shumon Miura, Endō is categorized as part of the "Third Generation" (that is, the third major group of Japanese writers who appeared after World War II).

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Shusaku Endo novel Silence (soon to be adapted for the screen by director Martin Scorsese), The Sea and Poison, A Life of Jesus.

Endō Shūsaku (1923–1996) studied French literature at the University of Lyon from 1950 to 1953.

My book called A Life of Jesus may cause surprise for American readers when they discover an interpretation of Jesus somewhat at odds with the image they now possess. Jesus as I depict him is a person who lived for love and still more love; and yet he was put to death, for he chose to live without violent resistance. My way of depicting Jesus is rooted in my being a Japanese novelist. I wrote this book for the benefit of Japanese readers who have no Christian tradition of their own and who know almost nothing about Jesus

In A Life of Jesus, novelist Shusaku Endo intended "to make Jesus understandable in terms of the religious psychology of my non-Christian countrymen and thus to demonstrate that Jesus is not alien to their religious sensibilities" He argues that his people would be more open t. .

In A Life of Jesus, novelist Shusaku Endo intended "to make Jesus understandable in terms of the religious psychology of my non-Christian countrymen and thus to demonstrate that Jesus is not alien to their religious sensibilities" He argues that his people would be more open to the motherly side of Jesus: The religious mentality of the Japanese is -just as it was at the time when the people accepted Buddhism-responsive to one who "suffers with us" and who "allows for our weakness," but their mentality has little tolerance for any kind of transcendent being who .

Translated By Richard A. Schuchert; My book called A Life of Jesus may cause surprise for American readers when they discover an interpretation of Jesus somewhat at odds with the image they now possess. Read full description. See details and exclusions. A Life of Jesus by Shusaku Endo (Paperback, 1978). Brand new: lowest price.

A Life of Jesus book. Shusaku Endo (遠藤 周作), born in Tokyo in 1923, was raised by his mother and an aunt in Kobe where he converted to Roman Catholicism at the age of eleven

A Life of Jesus book. Shusaku Endo (遠藤 周作), born in Tokyo in 1923, was raised by his mother and an aunt in Kobe where he converted to Roman Catholicism at the age of eleven. At Tokyo's Keio University he majored in French literature, graduating BA in 1949, before furthering his studies in French Catholic literature at the University of Lyon in France between 1950 and 1953.

Endo’s concise novel takes on doubt, sin, human weakness, human suffering, religious humility and the power of Christ’s saving . Silence is reminiscent of the structure of the Gospel of Mark-the story of Jesus’ passion with a brief preamble describing Jesus’ public ministry

Endo’s concise novel takes on doubt, sin, human weakness, human suffering, religious humility and the power of Christ’s saving action in his passion, death and resurrection. These are human questions that haunted Endo as a Japanese Catholic in the 20th century. Silence remains a fascinating novel that resonates with contemporary religious experience. Silence is reminiscent of the structure of the Gospel of Mark-the story of Jesus’ passion with a brief preamble describing Jesus’ public ministry. Silence depicts the covert ministry of two Portuguese priests among groups of Japanese peasants clinging to their faith in Christ amidst persecution.

A simple and powerful retelling of the life of Christ as seen through the eyes of a Japanese novelist.
Comments: (7)
Gaudiker
fascinating. I didn't realize Japanese culture is very negative about fathers- apparently they are quite harsh in Japanese culture- and the mother is the loving one- so Endo writes a life of Jesus emphasizing his feminine/nurturing qualities. I learned from him that Christianity did not take root in Japan because the harsh father images, most especially in the OT but even in some Jesus stories, turned folks off. So it was interesting to read this. I did notice that he completely avoided the miracles- so perhaps Endo was just wanted to put forward the nurturing humanity of Jesus and not deal with anything else?
Anyway- I would not reread-but it was a very interesting peak into how a person within a culture offers and god-image that is able to be received by that culture. Endo a Catholic who wrote incredible novels- his one The River still haunts me-- and he always has a Jesus/suffering servant figure in his books--now I know why.
Quphagie
Wow! Insightful look at the Life of Jesus, from Scripture and History, I learned some important things I had previously overlooked.
cyrexoff
The book itself came in impecable condition, I have not gotten to reading it yet, but from what I have read by skimming through it, I have high hopes for it.
Vonalij
Just started reading. Book is what I wanted. Thanks.
Washington
read it when I was a missionary in Japan and it holds up for a second reading. It is a monumental work.
Iesha
very well done
Vut
I had read the book before (library), but am now very happy to have my own copy. Fortunately, its late arrival did not interfere with my pleasure in reading it, especially during Holy Week.
Catholicism through a Japanese mind; it's worth it just for that. The biggest flaw is the reluctance to acknowledge the "small" miracles - as much to his fear that his fellow Japanese might not embrace the faith because of that barrier to belief - saving it all for the Big Miracle (Easter). (Malcolm Muggeridge did much the same, though in his case the picture of the "small miracles" - this healing or that one - is meant to have been something annoying Jesus did while here for those who did not get the big picture). Anyhow, many wonderful bits in this book - his fresh interpretation of Jesus' 'why have you abandoned me' line was an epiphany for me - go read the rest of that Psalm, Endo teaches us. Do it!