On Hagakure: The samurai ethic and modern Japan by Yukio Mishima, book review

On Hagakure or Hagakure Nyuman in Japanese (Introduction to Hagakure in English) is Yukio Mishima's 1967 take on Jocho Yamamoto's (1659-1791) Samurai ethics, which was written down by one of his followers and is known as The Hagakure, which means 'Hidden among the leaves'. In this text the views of Yamamoto were set down and came … Continue reading On Hagakure: The samurai ethic and modern Japan by Yukio Mishima, book review

Protestant traditions are a rejection of Christian traditions.

By faith alone: wrong. By scripture alone: wrong. Endlessly reinvigorating the ever decaying corpse of our traditions, faith, and culture: correct. The Bible is not the book of God, but the book of the Church and its expression of God through the lens of the community of God. Without tradition and history informing you why … Continue reading Protestant traditions are a rejection of Christian traditions.