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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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June 2021: New Publication Series — Leuven Studies in Mission and Modernity

Leuven University Press inaugurates a new series entitled ‘Leuven Studies in Mission and Modernity’ with the publication of Missionary Education: Historical Approaches and Global Perspectives.   The LUP’s new series “aims to showcase groundbreaking works on the history of missionaries and missionary organisations during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.” Titles will “steer mission history towards new thematic frontiers by

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Knowledge and Personal Expectancies: Jesuit Intellectual Culture and Missionary Experience in the Early Jesuit Province of New Spain, by Hugo Zayas-González

Knowledge and Personal Expectancies: Jesuit Intellectual Culture and Missionary Experience in the Early Jesuit Province of New Spain   Hugo Zayas-González Central Michigan University   Originally published: April 20, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.28     On October 28, 1575, Superior General Everard Mercurian (in office 1573–80) explained to Antonio Cordeses, provincial of Aragon, that his decision

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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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Exploring the Apostleship of Prayer Collection at the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI): Between Archival Analysis and Research Perspectives, by Sergio Palagiano

Exploring the Apostleship of Prayer Collection at the Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu (ARSI): Between Archival Analysis and Research Perspectives   Sergio Palagiano Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu   Originally published: March 1, 2021 DOI: 10.51238/ISJS.2019.32     The Apostleship of Prayer Collection, kept by the ARSI, constitutes a highly valuable source for research on several different

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