July 2019: The Oxford Handbook of the Jesuits Now Available in Print

Edited by Ines G. Županov, The Oxford Handbook of the Jesuits is now available in print. The 40 chapters were previously only available online. Bibliographical citations for the book and the chapters are included within the Jesuit Online Bibliography.


By focusing on the Jesuits, “one of the first institutions with a truly ‘global’ reach, in practice and intention,” The Oxford Handbook of the Jesuits intends to offer “a critical assessment of the Order, helping to chart new directions for research at a time when there is renewed interest in Jesuit studies.” The essays examine the Jesuits “resilient dynamism and innovative spirit, grounded in Catholic theology and Christian spirituality, but also profoundly rooted in society and cultural institutions.” They also explore “contributions to education, the arts, politics, and theology, among others” by the Jesuits.


Županov has organized the 1,152-page volume into seven sections: “on the Order’s foundation and administration, the theological underpinnings of its activities, the Jesuit involvement with secular culture, missiology, the Order’s contributions to the arts and sciences, the suppression the Order endured in the 18th century, and finally, the restoration.” Importantly, the handbook “also looks at the way the Jesuit Order is changing, including becoming more non-European and ethnically diverse, with its members increasingly interested in engaging society in addition to traditional pastoral duties.”


A full table of contents appears below. More information is available on the Oxford University Press website: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-oxford-handbook-of-the-jesuits-9780190639631?cc=us&lang=en&#



Table of Contents
Ines G. Zupanov
Is One World Enough for the Jesuits?

I) Foundation and Administration 
1. Pierre Antoine Fabre
The “First Fathers” of the Society of Jesus

2. Markus Friedrich
Jesuit Organization and Legislation: Development and Implementation of a Normative Framework

3. Paul Nelles
Jesuit Letters

II) Spirituality and Economy 
4. Silvia Mostaccio
Spiritual Exercises: Obedience, Conscience, Conquest,

5. Federico Palomo
Jesuit Interior Indias: Confession and Mapping of the Soul

6. Frederic Vermote
Financing Jesuit Missions

III) Education and Politics 
7. Cristiano Casalini
Rise, Character, and Development of Jesuit Education: Teaching the World

8. Patrick Goujon SJ
Elites and the Constitution of Jesuit Identity

9. Carlos Zeron
Political Theories and Jesuit Politics

10. Stefania Tutino
Jesuit Accommodation, Dissimulation, Mental Reservation

11. Giuseppe Marcocci
Jesuit Missions Between the Papacy and the Iberian Crowns

IV) Global Missions 
12. Stefania Pastore:
Jesuits, Conversos, and Alumbrados in the Iberian World

13. James E. Kelly:
The Jesuit English Mission

14. Paul Shore:
Jesuits in the Orthodox World

15. Emanuele Colombo:
Jesuits and Islam in the Early Modern Period

16. Rafael Gaune Corradi:
Jesuit Missionaries and Missions in the Iberian Colonial World

17. Hélène Vu Thanh:
The Jesuits in Asia under the Portuguese padroado: India, China, and Japan (Sixteenth to Seventeenth Centuries)

18. Festo Mkenda SJ
Jesuit Involvement in Africa, 1548-2017

V) Jesuit Aesthetics and Artistic Production 
19. Mia M. Mochizuki
Jesuit Visual Culture in a Machine Age

20. Gauvin Alexander Bailey
Missionary Art and Architecture of the Society of Jesus between China and Brazil

21. Walter S. Melion & Ralph Dekoninck
Jesuit Illustrated Books

22. Yasmin Haskell
Latinitas Iesu: Neo-Latin Writing and the Literary-Emotional Communities of the Old Society of Jesus

23. Ann-Sophie Gallo
Jesuit Theater

24. David R. M. Irving
Music in the Global Jesuit Mission, 1540-1773

VI) Scientific Projects 
25. Romano Gatto
Jesuit Mathematics

26. Luís Miguel Carolino
Astronomy, Cosmology and Jesuit Discipline, 1540-1758

27. Miguel de Asúa
Natural History in the Jesuit Missions

28. Stuart M. McManus
Jesuit Humanism and Indigenous-Language Philology in the Americas and Asia

29. Paul Shore
The Historiography of the Society of Jesus

30. Fernanda Alfieri
Tracking Jesuit Psychologies: From Ubiquitous Discourse on the Soul to Institutionalized Discipline

31. Charlotte de Castelnau-l’Estoile
Jesuit Anthropology: Studying “Living Books”

VII) Antijesuitism, Enlightenment and the Suppression 
32. Sabina Pavone
Antijesuitism in a Global Perspective

33. Juan-Pau Rubiés
Jesuits in Enlightenment

34. Claudia von Collani
The Jesuit Rites Controversy

35. Niccolò Guasti
The Age of Suppression: From the Expulsions to the Restoration of the Society of Jesus (1759-1820)

VIII) Restoration 
36. Martín M. Morales
The Restoration of the Society of Jesus and the Vagaries of Writing

37. Adina Ruiu
A Bridge between the ‘Old’ and the ‘New’ Society: Writing the History of the Jesuit North- American Missions

38. Guillermo Wilde
Jesuit Missions’ Past and the Idea of Return: Between History and Memory

39. Frédéric Gugelot
A Jesuit Way of Being Global? Second Vatican Council, Inculturation, and Liberation Theology

40. Benoît Vermander SJ
The Jesuits in the Twenty-First Century


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