An Argument for the Large-Scale Appeal of Hidden Christianity

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An Argument for the Large-Scale Appeal of Hidden Christianity
The Internal Factors of trade, Military, and Cultural Interaction in Japanese/European Relations
This religious study will evaluate the important internal governing policies of the Tokugawa Period in relation to the westernizing influence of Christianity in its internal governing policies. By understanding the scholarly opinion that Christianity helped to play a large part in decreasing the internal civil wars in the Japan before the arrival of the Tokugawa, the civility of the region became far more open and capable of adapting policies that involved trade and other interactions before the ban on Christianity. However, the problems associated with Christianity and the Kakure...
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..... internal political practices and ideologies that were part of the interactions the Japanese people had with Christian Europeans at this time in history.
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