Read e-book online A Song For Nagasaki PDF

By Fr. Paul Glynn

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 a watch, whereas fatally injuring and poisoning hundreds of thousands extra. one of the survivors was once Takashi Nagai, a pioneer in radiology learn and a convert to the Catholic religion. dwelling within the rubble of the ruined urban and being affected by leukemia brought on by over-exposure to radiation, Nagai lived out the rest of his impressive existence via bringing actual and non secular therapeutic to his war-weary humans.

A tune for Nagasaki tells the relocating tale of this impressive guy, starting together with his boyhood and the heroic stories and stoic virtues of his family’s Shinto faith. It finds the inspiring tale of Nagai’s impressive religious trip from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism. combined with fascinating information about eastern heritage 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 commit himself to the technology of radiology. The ancient Catholic district of town, the place Nagai grew to become a Catholic and commenced a kin, used to be flooring 0 for the atomic bomb.

After the bomb catastrophe that killed hundreds of thousands, together with Nagai’s loved spouse, Nagai, then Dean of Radiology at Nagasaki collage, threw himself into carrier 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 demise, he additionally wrote robust books that turned best-sellers in Japan. those integrated The Bells of Nagasaki, which resonated deeply with the japanese humans of their nice soreness because it explores the Christian message of affection and forgiveness. Nagai turned a hugely respected guy and is taken into account a saint by way of many eastern people.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Song For Nagasaki PDF

Similar medical biographies & memoirs books

24 heures à l'urgence (French Edition) by Robert Patenaude PDF

Dans ce livre, aucune fiction : que l. a. réalité « natural et dure », que des cas vécus, que les grands problèmes de notre société, qu'un cri d'alarme quant au devenir de notre système de santé. Mais realization, ce livre n'est pas un « livre d'humeur ». C'est celui du docteur Patenaude, celui d'un homme de terrain.

Read e-book online The Still Small Voice PDF

The nonetheless Small VoiceAnd after the earthquake a hearth; however the Lord used to be now not within the hearth: and after the hearth a nonetheless small voice. 1 Kings 19:12Her occupation as a doctor within the overseas provider observed LaRae flee the KGB, retailer a Colonel’s lifestyles, take care of the sufferers of the Beirut Embassy bombing and the survivors of the Achille Lauro hijacking, simply to identify a number of stories that confident her that she used to be now not on my own during this lifestyles.

Get Henriette Arendt: Krankenschwester, Frauenrechtlerin, PDF

Henriette Arendt (1874–1922) conflict eine schillernde Persönlichkeit des öffentlichen Lebens in der Zeit vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg. In zahlreichen Veröffentlichungen prangerte sie soziale Missstände an. Aus einer wohlhabenden jüdischen Familie stammend (sie warfare die Tante von Hannah Arendt), arbeitete sie in einer von Männern dominierten Welt viele Jahre lang als Krankenschwester, Polizeiassistentin und Aktivistin gegen den Kinderhandel.

Chroniques d'une génération qui boit: Ou les confessions by Mathias Folley PDF

« Quasiment toutes les conneries que l’on associe à l’alcool, je les ai faites, et parfois refaites, ainsi que bien d’autres plus insolites. »« Je cite en vrac : kinfolk sexuelles à (très hauts) risques, adultère, réveil à côté d’une inconnue, réveil sur mon palier, dans des toilettes, insultes à ma mère, injuries de voiture (deux), scandales en public, humiliations, automutilation, larcins divers, funambule sur un balcon, dégradation d’un lieu de culte, cigarettes (par paquets entiers), hashish (bien sûr), coke (un peu) et champignons hallucinogènes (un peu plus).

Extra resources for A Song For Nagasaki

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Song For Nagasaki by Fr. Paul Glynn

by John

Rated 4.54 of 5 – based on 11 votes