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A Christian Samurai
by William J. Farge
Catholic University of America Press, 2016
Paper: 978-0-8132-2851-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8132-2852-5
Library of Congress Classification BR1306.F37 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 275.207092

Through a close critical analysis of Baba Bunko's often humorous, but always biting, satirical essays a new picture of the hidden world of Christianity in eighteenth-century Japan emerges - a picture that contradicts the generally-held belief among Western historians that the Catholic mission in Japan ended in failure. A Christian Samurai will surprise many readers when they discover that Christian moral teachings not only survived the long period of persecution but influenced Japanese society throughout the Tokugawa period.

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