The Jesuits

The Jesuits

A History From Ignatius to the Present

Book - 2014
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"As Pope Francis continues to make his mark on the church, there is increased interest in his Jesuit background--what is the Society of Jesus, how is it different from other religious orders, and how has it shaped the world? In The Jesuits, acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, provides essential historical background from the founder Ignatius of Loyola through the present. The book tells the story of the Jesuits' great successes as missionaries, educators, scientists, cartographers, polemicists, theologians, poets, patrons of the arts, and confessors to kings. It tells the story of their failures and of the calamity that struck them in 1773 when Pope Clement XIV suppressed them worldwide. It tells how a subsequent pope restored them to life and how they have fared to this day in virtually every country in the world. Along the way it introduces readers to key figures in Jesuit history, such as Matteo Ricci and Pedro Arrupe, and important Jesuit writings, such as the Spiritual Exercises." -- Publisher's description.
Chronicles the history of the Jesuit order from the time of Ignatius of Loyola to the present Pope Francis.
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
ISBN: 9781442234758
144223475X
Characteristics: x, 139 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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