Archive for November, 2010

by / on November 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm / in The Protestant Missions

Shinto and Buddhist Official Priesthood abolished and Yaso Taiji!

In August, 1884, the Government issued a notification to the effect that “the Shinto and Buddhist Official Priesthood has been abolished, and the power of appointing and discharging incumbents of religious temples and monasteries, and the promotion and degradation in rank of preceptors, has been transferred to the religious superintendents of those sects;” under certain regulations that were of such […]

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by / on November 22, 2010 at 10:15 pm / in The Protestant Missions

Aoyama Gakuin and Toyo Eiwa Gakko established!

The educational work carried on by the different missions kept pace with the rapid advance in other directions. Already in 1883 the Methodist Episcopal Mission had established in Tokyo the Aoyama Gakuin, comprising a theological school, a college, and an academy for boys; as also a seminary for girls. In 1884 the Canadian Methodists opened the Toyo Eiwa Gakko in […]

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by / on November 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm / in Uncategorized

Autumm in Kyoto!

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by / on November 17, 2010 at 10:44 pm / in The Protestant Missions

Mr. Fukuzawa Yukichi opposition to Christianity and Count Itagaki.

It will be remembered that so late as 1881 Mr. Fukuzawa Yukichi had published essays in which he opposed Christianity as dangerous to the nation, and had even gone so far as to urge that the Government take measures to prevent its extension. It seems very strange to find this leader of public opinion publishing only three years later an […]

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by / on November 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm / in The Protestant Missions

The Young Man from Doshisha and the Rebaiburu.

The year 1884 saw the movement in favour of Christianity extending and deepening. It was about this time that the word rebaiburu (revival) gained a place in the vocabulary of the Christians; and there was constant occasion for its use in connection with the spiritual awakenings that took place in the churches and Christian schools. One of the most marked […]

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by / on November 1, 2010 at 10:08 pm / in The Protestant Missions

The Day of Pentecost for Japan! (VI RAPID GROWTH I883-I888

We have now reached the time when the growth of the Protestant churches and the eagerness of the people to learn about Christianity were such as to arouse the highest hopes of the missionaries, and to excite the wonder of the whole Christian world. Many persons were led to ask the old question with a tone that implied an affirmative […]

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