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Beyond the Mushroom Cloud: Commemoration, Religion, and Responsibility after Hiroshima

Yuki Miyamoto

Abstract

This monograph explores the ethics and religious sensibilities of a group of the hibakusha (survivors) of 1945's atomic bombings. Although the atomic bombings of 1945 have been studied from the points of view of various disciplines, the survivors' ethic—not retaliation, but reconciliation—emerging from their experiences and supported by their religious sensibilities, has never been addressed sufficiently in academic discourse. Rather their ethic has been excluded from the atomic bomb discourse or nuclear ethics. In examining Hiroshima city's “secular” commemoration, Hiroshima's True Pure Land ... More

Keywords: Hibakusha, the atomic bombing, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, True Pure Land Buddhism, Roman Catholicism, ethics, critical self-reflection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780823240500
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823240500.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yuki Miyamoto, author
DePaul University

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