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Title: A MISSIONARY'S VIEW OF JAPAN

Author: Peter Milward

Category: History, Philosophy, Geography, Religion
Number of pages: 106
Size: A5

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Viewer: ActiBook
Language: English

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Book Summary

A Missionary's View of Japan": "Why have you come to Japan?" is a question I am often asked, to which I make the customary answer, "I have come as a Catholic missionary to Japan." But that isn't enough. I have to explain what it means to me as an English Jesuit to be both a missionary in Japan and a professor of Sophia University. Then I find I can explain both my reasons in coming and my experiences after having come to Japan (over a period of fifty years) in the form of an epic in prose, in answer to various particular questions.

Author Profile

Peter Milward was born in London on October 12, 1925, and educated at Wimbledon College (a Jesuit high school). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1943, and after various studies he went on to specialize in the Classics and English at Oxford University. He came to Japan in 1954 and after further studies was ordained priest in 1960. From 1962 onwards he has taught English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to founding the Renaissance Institute, the Hopkins Society of Japan and the Chesterton Society of Japan, he has published some 400 books, mostly as textbooks for Japanese students, many of them translated into Japanese, but now most of them out of print. Several of his books, especially those on the drama of Shakespeare and the poetry of Hopkins, have been published in England and America. Even in retirement he is still teaching and writing, as he enters his 88th year (or beiju).