Transnational Faiths: Latin-American Immigrants and their Religions in Japan

Transnational Faiths: Latin-American Immigrants and their Religions in Japan

by Hugo Cordova Quero, Rafael Shoji


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ISBN-13: 9781409435259
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/28/2014
Edition description: 1
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr Hugo Córdova Quero holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, with allied field at the Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California at Berkeley. He received a Master in Divinity from ISEDET University in Buenos Aires (1998) and a Master of Arts in Systematic Theology and (Post)Colonial studies from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley (2003). He was Professor of Ecumenism at the Santa Maria de Guadalupe Roman Catholic Seminary in Buenos Aires (1998-2001) and visiting scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2006). He was visiting researcher at the Center for Lusophone Studies, Sophia University (Jesuit), in Tokyo, Japan (2006-2009). His areas of research include theology, ethnic studies, gender studies, critical theories (feminist, queer, and post-colonial), and cultural studies. Dr Rafael Shoji holds a Ph.D. from the Leibniz University of Hanover (Germany) and developed postdoctoral research in the Pontifical University of Sao Paulo and at Nanzan University. He is a co-founder and researcher of the Center for the Study of Oriental Religions (CERAL) at the Pontifical University of Sao Paulo. He has published on Japanese religions in Brazil, Japanese Brazilian culture and comparative studies on Buddhism and Christianity. As a Japanese Studies fellow of the Japan Foundation at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nagoya, Japan) he was recently engaged in research on the religions among Brazilians in Japan, especially the reinterpretation of Christianity.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; Introduction: on transnational faiths and their faithfuls, Hugo Córdova Quero and Rafael Shoji; The making of ’Brazilian Japanese’ Pentecostalism: immigration as a main factor for religious conversion, Rafael Shoji; ’Bestowing the light of the Gospel in Japan’: the formation of an ethnic church in the Dekassegui community, Masanobu Yamada; The potentiality of Brazilian immigrants’ religious communities as social capital: the case of Christian churches in Toyohashi under an economic depression, So Hoshino; Diversity and education: Brazilian children and religious practices in everyday life at Japanese public schools, Nilta Dias; Citizenship of God: female sex workers and the Roman Catholic Church’s advocacy for human rights, Marcela Inés Méndez Vßzquez; Transnational believers: understanding the religious experiences of Peruvian immigrants in Japan, Olmes Milani; The activities of Soka Gakkai and Sekai Kyuseikyo among Japanese Brazilians in Japan, Regina Yoshie Matsue; Becoming Brazilian in Japan: umbanda and ethnocultural identity in transnational times, Ushi Arakaki; Transcendental communications: the reinterpretation of the Brazilian Spiritist continuum in Japan, Rafael Shoji and Hugo Córdova Quero; Bibliography; Index.

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