The First Jesuits / Edition 1

The First Jesuits / Edition 1

by John W. O'Malley
     
 

ISBN-10: 067430313X

ISBN-13: 9780674303133

Pub. Date: 06/18/2008

Publisher: Harvard


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,…  See more details below

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674303133
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
06/18/2008
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
764,679
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Foundations before the Founding23
Ignatius and the First Companions23
The Spiritual Exercises37
2Taking Shape for Ministry51
The Basic Framework52
The Campaign for Self-Understanding62
Pastoral Ideals and Practice69
Programs of Ministry84
3Ministries of the Word of God91
Preaching91
Sacred Lectures104
Conversation and Publication110
Teaching Christianity115
Missions to the Countryside126
The Exercises in Practice127
4Sacraments, Worship, Prayer134
Confession and Casuistry136
Holy Communion and the Eucharist152
Holy Orders157
Music and Worship159
Prayer162
5Works of Mercy165
Peacemaking168
Hospitals and Prisons171
Ministry to the Dying174
Ministry to Prostitutes178
Orphans and Daughters of Prostitutes185
Jews and New Christians188
Confraternities and the Marian Congregations192
6The Schools200
Toward Messina and Beyond201
The Faith in Education208
Transcending the Modus Parisiensis215
Jesuit Education225
Failures, Frustrations, and Crisis227
Training the Clergy232
The Impact of the Schools239
7Religions and Theological Culture243
Scholasticism244
Renaissance Humanism253
Catholic Piety264
Lutheranism and the Empire272
8The Jesuits and the Church at Large284
Bishops and Theologians287
The Papacy and the Popes296
Inquisitions and the Banning of Books310
Reform and the Council of Trent321
9Prescriptions for the Future329
Constitutions, Rules, and Traditions335
The Vows and Grades of Membership345
The Houses of the Society356
Conclusion363
Abbreviations379
Notes381
Index449

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