September 2017: Crossings and Dwellings Published by Brill’s Jesuit Studies Book Series

The newest addition to the Jesuit Studies book series at Brill is Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014. The volume emerged from a 2014 conference at Loyola University Chicago, held on the 200th anniversary of Pope Pius VII’s restoration of the Society of Jesus. It is edited by Kyle B. Roberts and Stephen R. Schloesser, S.J., both of the history department at Loyola University Chicago.


According to the publisher, Crossings and Dwellings is “one of the first volumes to explore the work and experiences of Jesuits and their women religious collaborators in North America over two centuries following the Jesuit Restoration.” Brill continues that “long dismissed as anti-liberal, anti-nationalist, and ultramontanist, restored Jesuits and their women religious collaborators are revealed to provide a useful prism for looking at some of the most important topics in modern history: immigration, nativism, urbanization, imperialism, secularization, anti-modernization, racism, feminism, and sexual reproduction. Approaching this broad range of topics from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, this volume provides a valuable contribution to an understudied period.”


Crossings and Dwellings contains a foreword by Michael Garazini, S.J., an introduction by Roberts sand Schloesser, an afterword by Thomas Tweed, and eighteen articles. The full table of contents appears below.


Crossings and Dwellings: Restored Jesuits, Women Religious, American Experience, 1814-2014

Edited by Kyle B. Roberts and Stephen R. Schloesser, S.J.


Foreword: The Will of the Gods, the Life of Bees, and the Brightness of Stars
Michael J. Garanzini, S.J.

Introduction: Crossings and Dwellings
Kyle B. Roberts and Stephen R. Schloesser, S.J.

Part 1
Crossings 1: Indigenous and Immigrant (1814–65)

1. Transatlantic Reinvention, 1773–1848: An Old World Accommodates the New
Gerald L. McKevitt, S.J.
2. A Romantic Invented Tradition: Restoring the Seventeenth-Century Paraguayan Reductions in the Nineteenth-Century Rocky Mountains
Frédéric Dorel
3. Orestes A. Brownson’s Writings on the Society of Jesus: Passionate Apologetics and “Wanton” Attacks
Charlotte Hansen

Part 2
Dwellings 1: Urban Hybrids (1865–1920)

4. Finding God in the City: Religion and Urban History
Timothy Gilfoyle
5. “To Any Degree”: Jesuit Medical Schools in the Nineteenth-Century United
Dana Freiburger
6. Recusant Constitutionalist Ultramontanism: Rhetorical Practice at Clongowes Wood and Holy Cross, 1815–1920
Thomas R.E. Murphy, S.J.
7. Core and Peripheries: Spatial Organization and Workings in Early BVM Schools
Rachel Daack
8. Public School “Secularists” vs. Women Religious: Competing Visions for Educating Immigrant Catholics in Jane Addams’s Progressive Era Chicago, 1890–1925
Rima Lunin Schultz
9. A Jesuit University in the New World: Music’s Cultural Mission at Georgetown University (1789–1930)
Anna Harwell Celenza

Part 3
Dwellings 2: Slightly Askew (1920–65)

10. Confessional and Couch: E. Boyd Barrett, Priest-Psychoanalyst
Paula M. Kane
11. Jamaica Triumphant (1937): Daniel Lord, Pageantry, and the Foundations of Jamaican National Theater
Roy Brooks-Delphin
12. Icy Crossings and Dwellings: John Fox, S.J., and the Sisters of Our Lady of the Snows
Mary Ewens, O.P.
13. The Long Formation of Daniel Berrigan: 1921–66
Eric Martin

Part 4
Crossings 2: Borders and Boundaries (1965–2015)

14. “Each Individual Catholic Can and Does Form His Own Conscience on This and Every Other Subject”: John Ford, S.J., and the Theology of Conscience, 1941–69
Pete Cajka
15. Jesuits and Madames: The Life and Death of Newton College of the Sacred Heart, 1945–75
James M. O’Toole
16. Daniel Berrigan as Precursor to and Embodiment of GC 32’s “Decree 4: Our Mission Today” (1974–75)
Daniel Cosacchi
17. From Religions to Lifeways: Jesuits and Native Americans, 1965–2015
Frédéric Dorel
18. Jesuit Ecumenism in Three Acts: Lessons from the Life of Robert McAfee Brown
Paul G. Crowley, S.J.

Afterword: Narrating Catholic History
Thomas A. Tweed

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