ISBN-10:
067430313X
ISBN-13:
9780674303133
Pub. Date:
03/15/1995
Publisher:
Harvard
The First Jesuits / Edition 1

The First Jesuits / Edition 1

by John W. O'MalleyJohn W. O'Malley
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Overview

John W. 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: 03/15/1995
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 478
Sales rank: 845,645
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John W. O’Malley is University Professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University and the author of many books, including Four Cultures of the West, Trent, Vatican I, What Happened at Vatican II, and The First Jesuits (all from Harvard); The First Jesuits has been translated into twelve languages. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the American Philosophical Society, and a recipient of the Harvard Centennial Medal as well as Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Society for Italian Historical Studies, the Renaissance Society of America, and the American Catholic Historical Association. O’Malley is a member of the Society of Jesus and a Roman Catholic priest.

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