American Samurai : Captain L.L. Janes and Japan by F. G. Notehelfer

By F. G. Notehelfer

The ebook finds how a guy in order to being a misfit within the usa turned the heroic American samurai." It discusses Janes as one of many few Westerners allowed to dwell within the inside and because the "father" of the Kumamoto Band, which turned the dominant wing of jap Protestantism and an important modernizing force.

Originally released in 1985.

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If man and society lay in ruins, it was the responsibility of the Christian, he felt, to reconstruct the shattered powers of both. Hence the true Christian must be a genuine reformer. " Radical reform, moreover, meant a commitment not only to the transformation of the inner man, but to the great issues of the day, which for the 1850s were those of slavery and intemperance. The selection of Albany as a center for Free Presbyterian activity was no accident. 75 Al­ bany, situated in the southeastern corner of Ohio facing the West Virginia and Kentucky borders, was strategically located.

As in other aspects of the family relationship there are mysteries that lie beyond historical resolution. In fact, there may have been greater con­ sequences of that death than his mother's search for emotional release in revivalistic camp meetings. On one occasion, Janes recalled, his mother objected to Sunday school children being taught the miracle of the Feast of Cana, where Christ turned water into wine. She insisted that this was a spurious miracle that had been added to the New Testament by the Corinthian wine trust.

The academic qualifications of each were soon rigorously tested. But first came a thorough physical examination. By the 1850s the weak­ ness that had once made him shy and passive was clearly a thing of the past. School life in New Philadelphia and Albany had added to his vigor and stamina. Now in his twentieth year, Janes had matured into a hand­ some and well-proportioned young man.

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