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Kagawa Toyohiko
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(Jul 10, 1888, Kobe – Apr 23, 1960, Tokyo). Kagawa was baptized by an American missionary in 1904. In 1909 he began his own missionary work in the slums of Kobe, where he preached the gospel to people suffering from the dehumanizing results of poverty. In 1917, after studying at Princeton University and Theological Seminary, he led workers' and peasants' movements to establish human rights, with a view to putting the redemptive love of Christ into practice. In 1923, at the time of…

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Dohi, Akio, “Kagawa Toyohiko”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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