Silence and Beauty: Hidden Faith Born of

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Makoto Fujimura, Philip Yancey (Foreword)


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    Shusaku Endo's novel 'Silence', first published in 1966, endures as one of the greatest works of the twentieth century Japanese literature. Its narrative of the persecution of Christians in seenteenth-century Japan raises uncomfortable questions about God and the ambiguity of faith in the midst of suffering and hostility.
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    Endo's 'Silence' took 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.
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