By Fr. Paul Glynn

On August nine, 1945, an American B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, killing tens of millions 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 struggling with leukemia because of over-exposure to radiation, Nagai lived out the rest of his amazing lifestyles by means of bringing actual and religious therapeutic to his war-weary humans.

A tune for Nagasaki tells the relocating tale of this striking guy, starting together with his boyhood and the heroic stories and stoic virtues of his family’s Shinto faith. It unearths the inspiring tale of Nagai’s striking non secular trip from Shintoism to atheism to Catholicism. combined with attention-grabbing information about jap heritage and tradition, the biography lines Nagai’s non secular quest as he studied medication at Nagasaki collage, served as a medic with the japanese military in the course of its profession of Manchuria, and lower back to Nagasaki to devote himself to the technology of radiology. The ancient Catholic district of town, the place Nagai grew to become a Catholic and commenced a relations, used to be floor 0 for the atomic bomb.

After the bomb catastrophe that killed millions, together with Nagai’s loved spouse, Nagai, then Dean of Radiology at Nagasaki college, threw himself into carrier to the numerous sufferers of the bomb explosion, although it intended lethal publicity to the radiation which ultimately may reason his personal dying. whereas death, he additionally wrote robust books that grew to become best-sellers in Japan. those integrated The Bells of Nagasaki, which resonated deeply with the japanese humans of their nice affliction because it explores the Christian message of affection and forgiveness. Nagai turned a hugely respected guy and is taken into account a saint by means of many eastern people.

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