News at the Institute

New Open Access Essays

The Jesuit Historiography Online features four new essays in Open Access: Moreno Bonda on Jesuit Historiography; Róisín Healy on Post-Restoration Jesuits in Germany; Teodora Shek Brnardić on Jesuits in Croatia; and Chantal Verdeil on Post-Restoration Jesuits in the Middle East. Access these essays and learn more on the Portal’s dedicated page to the historiographical project.

New Translation of the Guaraní Reducciones

Jesuit Sources has published the first bilingual Spanish and English edition of Jesuit Antonio Ruiz de Montoya’s The Spiritual Conquest (1639), one of the most important sources for understanding the encounters between missionaries, settlers, and native peoples in seventeenth century Paraguay. The volume will help scholars understand Paraguay’s rich native past as well as the Jesuits themselves, especially their struggle against Indian slavery.

Africa Volume in Open Access

Selected presentations from the 2016 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies held in Kenya is now available in Open Access. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Jesuit Historical Institute of Africa and the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies. The book will be published as part of Brill’s Jesuit Studies book series.

The Portal’s Essential Documents now includes the first installment of “The Arrupe Collection“–free access to the works of Pedro Arrupe published through Jesuit Sources. The contents of three of four volumes are available.

These works include Arrupe’s speeches and letters as well as transcripts of interviews. All these works appear in English, as they were when first published by Jesuit Sources.

This addition to the Essential Documents was done based on request from users. Contact the Portal’s editors will other requests (jesuitportal@bc.edu).