New PDF release: A Song For Nagasaki

By Fr. Paul Glynn

ISBN-10: 158617343X

ISBN-13: 9781586173432

On August nine, 1945, an American B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, killing tens of hundreds of thousands of individuals within the blink of an eye fixed, whereas fatally injuring and poisoning hundreds of thousands extra. one of the survivors was once Takashi Nagai, a pioneer in radiology study and a convert to the Catholic religion. residing within the rubble of the ruined urban and being affected by leukemia as a result of over-exposure to radiation, Nagai lived out the rest of his awesome lifestyles by means of bringing actual and religious therapeutic to his war-weary humans.

A track for Nagasaki tells the relocating tale of this amazing guy, starting along with his boyhood and the heroic stories and stoic virtues of his family’s Shinto faith. It finds the inspiring tale of Nagai’s outstanding religious trip from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism. combined with fascinating information about jap historical past and tradition, the biography strains Nagai’s non secular quest as he studied medication at Nagasaki college, served as a medic with the japanese military in the course of its career of Manchuria, and lower back to Nagasaki to devote himself to the technology of radiology. The old Catholic district of the town, the place Nagai turned a Catholic and commenced a kin, was once flooring 0 for the atomic bomb.

After the bomb catastrophe that killed millions, together with Nagai’s liked spouse, Nagai, then Dean of Radiology at Nagasaki college, threw himself into provider to the numerous sufferers of the bomb explosion, although it intended lethal publicity to the radiation which ultimately might reason his personal loss of life. whereas loss of life, he additionally wrote strong books that turned best-sellers in Japan. those incorporated The Bells of Nagasaki, which resonated deeply with the japanese humans of their nice ache because it explores the Christian message of affection and forgiveness. Nagai turned a hugely respected guy and is taken into account a saint via many jap people.

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