THE HISTORY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN JAPAN by The Rt. Rev. H. St. George Tucker

THE HISTORY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN JAPAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One time Bishop of Kyoto, now Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, St. George Tucker comes from a long line of Virginians, associated with the Seminary at Alexandria where missions have always held high honor. The Japanese Church has a long history dating back to 1549 when Francis Xavier started the work. Then two hundred years of closed doors and again in 1859 Christianity returned. In 1803 The Church was formed and by 1923 a concerted effort started to evangelize Japan. It is a brilliant feat and with schools and hospitals, seminaries and native pastors the work has gone steadily forward. This book will be read by the author's wide circle of friends, by Episcopalians, but everyone interested in missions will enjoy it and find it enlightening and inspiring. Don't forget to suggest it for Lenten classes as the leaders begin now to look up material.

Publisher: Scribner