Author's Preface: Loyola and the Reformation Era.
I. Introduction: Loyola and the Reformation Era.
II. The Early Life of a Basque Nobleman.
III. The Conversion of a Courtier.
IV. From Barcelona to Jerusalem and Back.
V. Student Years at Barcelona, Alcalá and Salamanca, 1524-1528.
VI. The University of Paris, 1528-1535.
VII. Loyola Returns to Spain.
VIII. From Venice to Rome, 1536-1540.
IX. The Spiritual Exercises.
X. “To Go to All Parts of the World.”
XI. Loyola as General of the Jesuits.
XII. The Rhythm of Life at Rome.
XIII. Loyola, the Jesuits and Education.
XIV. Loyola, the Jesuits and Women.
XV. Opponents of Loyola and the Jesuits.
XVI. Loyola's Roman Writings.
XVII. Going Home.
A Note on the Sources.