Spirit of Japan – George Herbert Moule

Today’s free book is a textbook on Japan written for use in Mission Study Circles and originally available in ten distinct denominational issues. This is the Young People’s Missionary Movement edition. My thanks to Book Aid for making a copy of this public domain title available for digitisation.

George Herbert Moule [1876-1949], The Spirit of Japan. London: Young People’s Missionary Movement, 1913. Hbk. pp.312. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]


  • Editor’s Preface
  • Author’s Preface
  • Note on Pronunciation
  1. The Spirit of Japan
  2. The Religious Factor—Shinto
  3. The Religious Factor—Buddhism
  4. The Introduction of Christianity
  5. The Reintroduction of Christianity
  6. Problems: Political, Intellectual and Social
  7. Some Japanese Characteristics
  8. The Church in Japan and its Foreign Allies
  • Statistical Table
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Main image: Mt. Fuji, Japan. Source: Pixabay

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