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A HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND MARTYRDOM OF PAUL MICHI, JAMES CHISAI, AND JOHN SOAN
Dublin 1862, Duffy. Purple bebbled cloth, very clean, spine head a bit worn, covers a bit faded,else a clean bright copy gold stamped decorations & spine title, 186p., 9.5 x 15 cm., engraved frontis. OBSCUE FIRST & ONLY RARE ORIGINAL EDITION Translated from the Italian by a Catholic priest. Covers biographies of three Japanese martyrs, some of whom were nobility in Japan. Their entry into the Society of Jesus, their activities as missionaries and apostolic preaching within Japan, even though forbidden by Shogun Nobunaga. PART I: 1. Life of the Holy Martyr, Paul Michi, his country, birth & childhood. 2. is education in the seminary of the nobles in Anzuciama. 3.Paul runs a great risk of his life during the sack of Anzuciama. He pursues his studies. 4. He enters the Society of Jesus, and applies himself to the acquirement of human and divine knowledge. 5. His missionary labors and apostolic preaching. 6. His writings and publications in defense of the faith. 7. A short account of his religious virtues. 8. Life of the holy Martyr John Soan or de Goto. His country and birth. Goes into voluntary exile for the faith. 9. Asks to be received into the Society. Is made Catechist. System of selecting them. His labours with Father Peter de Morecon. Part 2: Passion and death of the three Holy Martyrs. See scans of the balance of the copious contents on our website. Work with Father Peter De Morecon. The passion and death of the holy Japanese martyrs. Foundation of Christianity in Japan, early account of the Portuguese discovery of Japan. How the "Taico-sama" [Shogun] sentenced the Japanese Christians to death by crucification on crosses. The Japanese executioner cut off an ear of each of the 24 martyrs, exposure to public derision in the streets of Miyako [old Kyoto]. Father Organtion's sentiments on receiving the ear of each. Conveyed from Kyoto to Nagasaki for execution of sentence. A total 26 Japanese Christian martyrs were crucified. Their blood became the seed of vast numbers of conversions among the Japanese. Decrees canonizing the martyrs. Last section contains Decrees. REFERENCES: WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ti%3AA+HISTORY+OF+THE+LIVES +AND+MARTYRDOM+OF+PAUL+MICHI%2C+JAMES+++&qt=advanced&dblist= 638 .
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