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Pedro de Ribadeneira and the Use of Sources: Critical History and Hagiography in the Early Society of Jesus, by Robert Scully, S.J.

Pedro de Ribadeneira and the Use of Sources: Critical History and Hagiography in the Early Society of Jesus   Robert E. Scully, S.J. Le Moyne College   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.02     Where can and should one draw the line between fact and fiction, norms and ideals, history and hagiography? The […]

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“You only torment and upset yourself”: Replies to a Restless Writer at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century, By Elisa Frei

“You only torment and upset yourself”: Replies to a Restless Writer at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century[1]   Elisa Frei Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.18     Introduction Ignatius of Loyola (c.1491–1556) founded the Society of Jesus in 1540 as an apostolic order, but from the

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Visions of Contemplation: Jesuits and Their Rhetoric of Persuasion in Japan, by Aiko Okamoto-MacPhail

Visions of Contemplation: Jesuits and Their Rhetoric of Persuasion in Japan   Aiko Okamoto-MacPhail Indiana University   Originally published: July 14, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.22     When Saint Francis Xavier set sail to India on April 7, 1541,[1] it was about a year before the first Europeans “discovered” Japan.[2] Xavier was nominated núncio apostólico (apostolic

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Early Modern Jesuit Writing of History as an Inspiration for Central European Historians before 1773, by Jakub Zouhar

Early Modern Jesuit Writing of History as an Inspiration for Central European Historians before 1773   Jakub Zouhar[1] Univerzita Hradec Králové   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.23     Introduction The phenomenon of early modern Jesuit historiography and its influence on other scholars in central Europe is of wider than regional importance. Nevertheless, the

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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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François Pomey’s Candidatus rhetoricae and its Revisions as Documents of the History of Jesuit Rhetorical Education, by Manfred Kraus

François Pomey’s Candidatus rhetoricae and Its Revisions as Documents of the History of Jesuit Rhetorical Education   Manfred Kraus Universität Tübingen   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.05     Writing the history of Jesuit education is not an easy task. But it gets particularly difficult when it comes to elucidating what actually went

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Jesuit Science in America: The Bulletin of the American Association of Jesuit Scientists (1922–66), by Francisco Malta Romeiras

Jesuit Science in America: The Bulletin of the American Association of Jesuit Scientists (1922–66)   Francisco Malta Romeiras Universidade de Lisboa   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.24     Introduction In August 1922, a group of teachers from East Coast colleges and universities established the American Association of Jesuit Scientists. Although it was

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The Materiality of Catholic Resistance in Sources for the English Jesuit Mission, by Aislinn Muller

The Materiality of Catholic Resistance in Sources for the English Jesuit Mission   Aislinn Muller Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.21     The Society of Jesus played a critical role in preserving the material culture of English Catholicism, which came under assault following the Reformation of the

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Spiritual Edification and Publishing Policies in Jesuit Work in South American Missions (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries), by Juan Dejo, S.J.

Spiritual Edification and Publishing Policies in Jesuit Work in South American Missions (Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries)   Juan Dejo, S.J. Universidad Antonio Ruiz de Montoya   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.20     Writing as Part of the Society of Jesus’s Policy for Spiritual Edification On July 27, 1547, during the period when

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