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Author Perabo, Betsy C., author
Title Russian orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War / Betsy C. Perabo
Imprint London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017
book jacket
 Modern History Library  952.031 P426    AVAILABLE    30550100628872
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  DS517.9 P426 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001317106
Descript viii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note "Analyses Russian Orthodox perspectives on the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5, focusing on the writings of the Russian priest Nikolai of Japan"-- Provided by publisher
"How should Christians think about the relationship between the exercise of military power and the spread of Christianity? In Russian Orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War, Betsy Perabo looks at the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5 through the unique concept of an 'interreligious war' between Christian and Buddhist nations, focusing on the figure of Nikolai of Japan, the Russian leader of the Orthodox Church in Japan. Drawing extensively on Nikolai's writings alongside other Russian-language sources, the book provides a window into the diverse Orthodox Christian perspectives on the Russo-Japanese War--from the officials who saw the war as a crusade for Christian domination of Asia to Nikolai, who remained with his congregation in Tokyo during the war. Writings by Russian soldiers, field chaplains, military psychologists, and leaders in the missionary community contribute to a rich portrait of a Christian nation at war. By grounding its discussion of 'interreligious war' in the historical example of the Russo-Japanese War, and by looking at the war using the sympathetic and compelling figure of Nikolai of Japan, this book provides a unique perspective which will be of value to students and scholars of both Russian history, the history of war and religion and religious ethics"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-216) and index
Subject Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905 -- Religious aspects
Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905 -- Moral and ethical aspects
War -- Religious aspects -- Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠se︡rkovʹ -- History -- 20th century
War -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism -- History -- 20th century
Nikolaĭ, Archbishop of Japan, 1836-1912 -- Political and social views
Russkai︠a︡ pravoslavnai︠a︡ t︠se︡rkovʹ -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
Christianity and other religions -- History -- 20th century
Buddhism -- Relations -- Christianity -- History -- 20th century
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