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Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering

Makoto Fujimura
Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering
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Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of Suffering

Makoto Fujimura

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:Shusaku Endo's novel Silence, first published in 1966, endures as one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Japanese literature. Its narrative of the persecution of Christians in seventeenth-century Japan raises uncomfortable questions about God and the ambiguity of faith in the midst of suffering and hostility.Endo's Silence took internationally renowned visual artist Makoto Fujimura on a pilgrimage of grappling with the nature of art, the significance of pain and his own cultural heritage. His artistic faith journey overlaps with Endo's as he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and literature, expressed in art both past and present. He finds connections to how faith is lived in contemporary contexts of trauma and glimpses of how the gospel is conveyed in Christ-hidden cultures.In this world of pain and suffering, God often seems silent. Fujimura's reflections show that light is yet present in darkness, and that silence speaks with hidden beauty and truth.

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:Shusaku Endo's novel Silence, first published in 1966, endures as one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Japanese literature. Its narrative of the persecution of Christians in seventeenth-century Japan raises uncomfortable questions about God and the ambiguity of faith in the midst of suffering and hostility.Endo's Silence took internationally renowned visual artist Makoto Fujimura on a pilgrimage of grappling with the nature of art, the significance of pain and his own cultural heritage. His artistic faith journey overlaps with Endo's as he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and literature, expressed in art both past and present. He finds connections to how faith is lived in contemporary contexts of trauma and glimpses of how the gospel is conveyed in Christ-hidden cultures.In this world of pain and suffering, God often seems silent. Fujimura's reflections show that light is yet present in darkness, and that silence speaks with hidden beauty and truth.
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Meet the Author

Makoto Fujimura

Recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper, Fujimura's work has been exhibited at galleries including Dillon Gallery in New York, Sato Museum in Tokyo, The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum, Bentley Gallery in Arizona, Taikoo Place in Hong Kong and Vienna's Belvedere Museum. In 2011 the Fujimura Institute was established and launched the Qu4rtets, a collaboration between Fujimura, painter Bruce Herman, Duke theologian/pianist Jeremy Begbie and Yale composer Christopher Theofanidis, based on T. S. Eliot'sFour Quartets. A popular speaker, Fujimura has lec

Table Of Contents

  • :foreword By Philip Yanceyintroduction: A Pilgrimage1. A Journey Into silence: Pulverization2. A Culture Of Beauty: Cultural Context For silence
  • 3. Ambiguity And Faith: Japan, The Ambiguous And Myself4. Ground Zero5. fumi-e Culture6. Hidden Faith Revealed7. The Redemption Of Father Rodrigues8. The Aroma: Toward An Antidote To Trauma9. Mission Beyond The Wavesappendix 1: Endo And Kawabataappendix 2: Endo And Graham Greeneappendix 3: Kenzaburo Oe’s Ambiguous Japannotesglossary Of Japanese Termsauthor Indexsubject Indexscripture Index

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  • Catalogue Code 444079
  • Product Code 9780830844593
  • ISBN 0830844597
  • EAN 9780830844593
  • Pages 263
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date May 2016
  • Sales Rank #59919
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.431kg

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