From the Fall, 1989 issue of Touchstone
Catholic Shusaku Endo and Scandal by Kristopher H. Kowal


Shusaku Endo and Scandal

Catholic Literature from Japan

The name Shusaku Endo will doubtless be new to many Christians outside of the Asian Pacific Rim. The fact that Japan has produced a best-selling novelist whose religious orientation has its roots ostensibly in Roman Catholicism may even be a cause for surprise—especially given the traditional Japanese antipathy for Christianity in its various forms. Indeed, it is ironic that a religion perceived by many Japanese as an exclusively “Western” commodity would find . . .

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