Silence

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In recent years Shusaku Endo has come to the forefront of Japanese literature. This story describes the attempt by foreign missionaries to convert 17th century Japan to Christianity, in the face of relentless persecution by the authorities.

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Gordon T

Aug 10, 2013

Silence - Endo

Written by a Japanese Catholic about the Jesuit missionaries who ministered to Japanese converts in secret in the 17th century. When caught they were tortured to persuade them to give up their faith. The principal character faces this ordeal. The English translation reads very well. Absorbing.

kat1

Apr 25, 2007

Silence

Shusaku Endo provides an emotional view in the treatment of Christians in Asia. It is compelling. You won't want to put this one down until you've finished.

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