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Philosophy at the Geopolitical Service of Mission: The Coimbra Jesuits’ “Wirkungsgeographie” (1542–1730), by Mário Santiago de Carvalho

Philosophy at the Geopolitical Service of Mission: The Coimbra Jesuits’ “Wirkungsgeographie” (1542–1730)   Mário Santiago de Carvalho Universidade de Coimbra   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.25     Almost as soon as it had been born, the Society of Jesus rapidly transformed into a “geographical network that virtually encircled the world.”[1] This essay […]

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A Spiritual Inheritance: Black Catholics in Southern Maryland, by Laura E. Masur

A Spiritual Inheritance: Black Catholics in Southern Maryland   Laura E. Masur The Catholic University of America   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.10     An old negro, the white-washer about St. Thomas’, told me a nice story of Father Hunter. One night, it was pitch dark, two young men came from Virginia

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Jesuit Libraries in the Old and the New Society of Jesus as a Historiographical Theme, by Noël Golvers

Jesuit Libraries in the Old and the New Society of Jesus as a Historiographical Theme   Noël Golvers KU Leuven   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.07     Beginning with the spread of Christianity in late antiquity, the clergy became one of the social groups that collected books—classical pre-Christian and Christian titles alike—not

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A Jesuit Culture of Records?: The Society of Jesus, the Life Cycle of Administrative Documents, and the Late Medieval and Early Modern History of Bureaucratic Information, by Markus Friedrich

A Jesuit Culture of Records?: The Society of Jesus, the Life Cycle of Administrative Documents, and the Late Medieval and Early Modern History of Bureaucratic Information   Markus Friedrich Universität Hamburg   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.06     Prologue: A Broader Point This essay is part of a broader agenda. Together with

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January 2019: Presentations on Jesuit Studies at the AHA Conference

The 2019 annual meeting of the American Historical Association, taking place in Chicago, January 3-6, features panels, papers, and a poster on Jesuit Studies.   Information about those relevant presentations appears below. To learn more about the AHA meeting, please visit: https://www.historians.org/annual-meeting     Saturday, January 5, 2019: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM Panel: Jesuit Imagination, Strategy, and

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“Ecumenical Dialogue with other Christian Churches,” Pedro Arrupe (1971)

In September 1971, Pedro Arrupe, the Jesuits’ superior general, spoke before a group representing different Christian churches. The event took place at the Cardinal Bea Institute on Ecumenism at Manila’s Loyola School of Theology.  In the remarks below, Arrupe notes a number of examples of “real collaboration between the Catholics and the Christian Churches,” observing

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“Faith and Justice for European Christians,” Pedro Arrupe (1976)

Pedro Arrupe delivered the following address—on the responsibility of European Christians to pursue faith and justice in the “third world”—in Frankfurt, Germany, in November 1976. He spoke at an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Sankt Georgen Institute for Higher Philosophical and Theological Studies of the German Jesuits. Conceding that there

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