The Missionary Herald Volume 67

The Missionary Herald Volume 67

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...perhaps now more tightly closed than at any time since foreigners came, at least so far as the efforts of the general governMr. Greene wrote from Hiogo, March ment can avail for this purpose. The 16, mentioning the arrival of Rev. O. II. officials have broken up one or two Bible Gulick and wife, on the 3d of March. In classes in Yolo, and here probably not regard to prospects of the missionary one Japanese, besides our servants and work Mr. Greene states: " We are looking teachers, would dare to step inside a for the speedy opening of the country church. Some are afraid even to read a to the influences of Christianity, although Chinese Testament. Yet, for all this there are some signs of a better future. Some of the Daiuiios have already declared themselves in favor of toleration, and are willing that Christian instruction should be given in their territories. "The general government is now using its utmost efforts to root out Buddhism, and it is attempting more than it can accomplish; for buddhism has a far stronger hold upon the people than the Sintooism which the rulers wish to uphold and strengthen. It is said that whatever a Japanese may be while he lives, he is a Buddhist when he dies. As a result of this conflict between the two systems, we cannot but believe that space will be found for the introduction of Christianity." REVISION OF TREATIES--WIIAT SHOULD BE DONE? "Further, the time for the revision of the treaties is rapidly approaching, and it is to be hoped that the governments of Christian land.' will unite in urging upon the Japanese the necessity of toleration, for humanity"s sake, if not on religious grounds. The American Minister favors this, and if he is properly supported at home, and by his...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236842359
  • 9781236842350