The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present

The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present


As Pope Francis maintains to make his mark at the church, there's elevated curiosity in his Jesuit background—what is the Society of Jesus, how is it varied from different non secular orders, and the way has it formed the realm? In The Jesuits, acclaimed historian John W. O’Malley, SJ, offers crucial old history from the founder Ignatius of Loyola during the current.

The e-book tells the tale of the Jesuits’ nice successes as missionaries, educators, scientists, cartographers, polemicists, theologians, poets, buyers of the humanities, and confessors to kings. It tells the tale in their disasters and of the calamity that struck them in 1773 whilst Pope Clement XIV suppressed them world wide. It tells how a next pope restored them to lifestyles and the way they've got fared to at the present time in almost each kingdom on this planet. alongside how it introduces readers to key figures in Jesuit background, resembling Matteo Ricci and Pedro Arrupe, and significant Jesuit writings, akin to the Spiritual Exercises.

Concise and compelling, The Jesuits is an obtainable creation for an individual drawn to international or church heritage. as well as the narrative, the e-book presents a timeline, an inventory of important figures, pictures of vital figures and destinations, innovations for added analyzing, and more.

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