Salvationist Samurai: Gunpei Yamamuro and the Rise of the Salvation Army in Japan by David R. Rightmire, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Salvationist Samurai: Gunpei Yamamuro and the Rise of the Salvation Army in Japan

Salvationist Samurai: Gunpei Yamamuro and the Rise of the Salvation Army in Japan

by David R. Rightmire
     
 

Arriving in Japan in 1895, the Salvation Army rose from a position of relative obscurity to national recognition within a space of twelve years. The cultural adaptation of mission and message was most directly influenced by the life and work of Gunpei Yamamuro (1872-1940), who helped transform the Army into an indigenous expression of Wesleyan-holiness mission,

Overview

Arriving in Japan in 1895, the Salvation Army rose from a position of relative obscurity to national recognition within a space of twelve years. The cultural adaptation of mission and message was most directly influenced by the life and work of Gunpei Yamamuro (1872-1940), who helped transform the Army into an indigenous expression of Wesleyan-holiness mission, uniquely adapted to the needs of Japan's emerging industrialized society. Salvationist Samurai is the first English-language work to clarify the role of Yamamuro in relation to the progress of the Salvation Army in Japan. In light of the recent centennial celebration of the Salvation Army in Japan, it is fitting that this illustrated work be published in commemoration of its most prominent representative.

Editorial Reviews

The Asbury Theological Journal
...provides an excellent and enlightening analysis...provides invaluable insight into the relationship of The Salvation Army to the state...
Theological Book Review
This short history is an important contribution to the story of Christianity in Japan.
Kevin Sims
...a very rewarding and informative read.
Booknews
Describes the success of Yamamuro (1872-1940) in transforming the Salvation Army from obscurity to national recognition in the 12 years after its arrival in Japan in 1895. Demonstrates how he translated the social-holiness evangelism of the Army into native cultural idiom that connected with the spirit of Japanese nationalism. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810832701
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Pietist and Wesleyan Studies Series, #8
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.73(d)

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Kevin Sims
...a very rewarding and informative read.

Meet the Author

R. David Rightmire is Professor of Theological Studies at Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky. His publications include Sacraments and the Salvation Army: Pneumatological Foundations (Scarecrow, 1990).

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