"Originally published in Japanese under the title Chinmoku by Monumenta Nipponica"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Father Rodrigues is an idealistic Portuguese Jesuit priest who, in the 1640s, sets sail for Japan on a determined mission to help the brutally oppressed Japanese Christians and to discover the truth behind unthinkable rumours that his famous teacher Ferreira has renounced his faith. Once faced with the realities of religious persecution Rodrigues himself is forced to make an impossible choice: whether to abandon his flock or his God.
Translated from the Japanese.
Translation of: Chinmoku.
Adapted into a motion picture of the same title by Martin Scorsese in 2016.