Sunday, April 2, 2017
"Holy Anime! Japan Views an Outsider Religion"
After 5 centuries of missionaries, Japan’s Christian population is still less than 1 percent; but Japanese versions of Christianity exist in the media, in the fad of church weddings, and in social programs. Patrick Drazen looks at Japan’s complicated history with Christianity and its status as a minority religion. Based on his forthcoming book Holy Anime!, this presentation takes a humanist approach to both Japan and its version of Christianity.
About Patrick Drazen:
Patrick Drazen is the author of two books on Japan’s popular culture: Anime Explosion! and A Gathering of Spirits: Japan’s Ghost Story Tradition. Both look at Japan’s popular culture, mainly comic books (manga) and cartoons (anime) as expressions of Japan’s history, social customs, religious beliefs and philosophy of life. Holy Anime! will be his third book.
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