A Song for Nagasaki is the story of Takashi Nagai, M.D., pioneer professor of radiology at the University of Nagasaki, who died of atomic disease six years after the second atomic bomb incinerated his wife and home. It is also the story of his spiritual pilgrimage from his native Shintoism to atheistic rationalism and then to a rationalist complacency disturbed by Pascal’s Pensees. HB heart, convinced by the fervor of the familyi he boarded with, converted to a lovely Christian faith.
Skillfully weaving Japanese culture and the history of Christianity in japan throughout the development of Nagai’s intellectual arf3 spiritual growth, Glynn (an Australian Marist who has served over 20 years infJapan) not only broadens the reader’s perspective but deljply touches the heart.”
BOB FLYNN, America
Paul Glynn has written an absorbing account of the life of a man raised in the Shinto faith whose conversion in no way altered his essential Japaneseness”. An admirable book”.
– GROUP CAPTAIN LEONARD CHESHIRE
The most effective argument against nuclear war that 1 have yet read, partly because it evokes a gut response and m$kes me weep, and partly because it is an uplifting story of unimaginable heroism. It is also a testimony fe the tenacity and goodness of the human