The First Jesuits (2020)

The First Jesuits John W. O'Malley The First Jesuits John O Malley gives us the most comprehensive account ever written of the Society of Jesus in its founding years one that heightens and transforms our understanding of the Jesuits in history and toda
  • Title: The First Jesuits
  • Author: John W. O'Malley
  • ISBN: 9780674303133
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
The First Jesuits John W. O'Malley John O Malley gives us the most comprehensive account ever written of the Society of Jesus in its founding years, one that heightens and transforms our understanding of the Jesuits in history and today Following the Society from 1540 through 1565, O Malley shows how this sense of mission evolved He looks at everything the Jesuits teaching, their preaching, their casuisJohn O Malley gives us the most comprehensive account ever written of the Society of Jesus in its founding years, one that heightens and transforms our understanding of the Jesuits in history and today Following the Society from 1540 through 1565, O Malley shows how this sense of mission evolved He looks at everything the Jesuits teaching, their preaching, their casuistry, their work with orphans and prostitutes, their attitudes toward Jews and New Christians, and their relationship to the Reformation All are taken in by the sweep of O Malley s story as he details the Society s manifold activities in Europe, Brazil, and India.
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  1. Czarny Pies

    The First Jesuits by John O Malley, S.J is a five star book for anyone who has already done some reading in the history of the Reformation and is a familiar with the major theological writers of the middle ages and Renaissance e.g Thomas Aquinas, Erasmus, Jean Calvin, Thomas Kempis and Luther For the reader with the right background, Father O Malley s book is lively and engaging For those who are not familiar with the subject area, it will probably be quite a painful slog O Malley does a magnifi [...]

  2. Kaufmak

    Getting ready to defend my dissertation, O Malley was my snappy comeback if anyone asked if being a member of AA clouded my objectivity regarding the subject O Malley, a Jesuit, is considered by many the authority on Jesuit history, especially their early history during the Counter Reformation I m sure there are some who doubt him when it comes to his spiritual ancestors, but it is hard to accept those doubts as reasonable Yes, O Malley praises certain aspects of the Order, but he is quick to ta [...]

  3. AskHistorians

    Before they were Catholic hippies whose colleges had great academics and great basketball, the Jesuits were the front line soldiers of the Catholic Reformation or Counter Reformation O Malley demonstrates how the first generation of Jesuits rejuvenated spirituality within the Catholic Church at the same time Luther and Calvin were working on the same mission outside it Unlike those early Protestant counterparts, the first Jesuits also led the way in carrying their new vision west to the Americas [...]

  4. Ashley

    As a graduate of Boston College, I felt like I finally needed to read this book to officially call myself obsessed with the Jesuits However, it wasn t an easy one to get through It s a bit like a textbook I found some chapters to be much interesting than others but the research necessary to write this book is overwhelming just to think about So read it if only to honor the work put into it

  5. Eszter

    This is a scientific book, but it tells a lot of interesting details about the time of the first Jesuits, it tells how the Society of Jesus began, how they define themselves, and what they did in the first decades.

  6. Miriam

    I don t remember much about this book not even sure what course I read it for I seem to recall it being written in a pretty interesting and accessible style.

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