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by / on March 29, 2011 at 8:59 am / in The Protestant Missions

The end of rapid growth!

Some statistics The period of rapid development may be considered as closing with the year 1888. The check was not so sudden that the succeeding years did not show considerable growth; such growth, indeed, as in some other countries would have filled the hearts of missionaries with great joy. Those in Japan had seen such rapid growth that their hopes […]

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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 September 28, 2010 at 4:07 pm / in The Protestant Missions

The year 1873, was a turning-point in the history of Christianity in Japan.

The year 1873, was a turning-point in the history of Christianity in Japan. The attitude of the Government suddenly changed. A few newspapers had been established, and in one of these that was published in Kobe there appeared, in April, an article written by a young man who was then a student in America, and who at a later date […]

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by / on July 25, 2010 at 5:08 pm / in The Protestant Missions

At the middle of the 19th Century Japan was a hermit nation!

At the middle of the 19th Century Japan was a hermit nation. Three hundred years had passed since it had first been visited by Europeans Almost immediately after merchants found there way thither, Roman Catholic missionaries began those labors that at one time seemed likely to result in the speedy wining of Japan to their church. Then came an era […]

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