International Symposia on Jesuit Studies are held on an annual basis, providing opportunities for academic exchange within the global community of Jesuit Studies scholars. Selected presentations are made available in Open Access.
Soon, the contents of the published symposia volumes will be available through the Portal’s aggregate search engine. The first two volumes, however, are already available as part of Brill’s Jesuit Studies book series.
Exploring Jesuit Distinctiveness: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ways of Proceeding within the Society of Jesus offers an introductory essay and 12 chapters, all of which are available for download at no cost.
The chapters of the first volume include:
Francesco Benci and the Origins of Jesuit Neo-Latin Epic, by Paul Gwynne;
Pedro de Ribadeneyra’s Vida del P. Ignacio de Loyola (1583) and Literary Culture in Early Modern Spain, by Rady Roldán-Figueroa;
Discerning Skills: Psychological Insight at the Core of Jesuit Identity, by Cristiano Casalini;
Distinctive Contours of Jesuit Enlightenment in France, by Jeffrey D. Burson;
One Century of Science: The Jesuit Journal Brotéria (1902–2002), by Francisco Malta Romeiras and Henrique Leitão.
The second volume, Encounters between Jesuits and Protestants in Africa offers two introductory essays (one by Robert Maryks and the other by Festo Mkenda, S.J.) and 12 chapters, all of which are available for download at no cost.
Memories of Earlier Missions
Encounters in Southern Africa
Jesuits and Protestants in South Africa, 1685–2015, by Anthony Egan, S.J.
Encounters in Madagascar, Congo, and Fernando Po
Jesuits and Protestants in Nineteenth-Century Madagascar, by Jocelyn Rabeson, S.J.
Jesuit–Protestant Encounters in Colonial Congo in the Late Nineteenth Century: Perceptions, Prejudices, and the Competition for African Souls, by Toussaint Kafarhire Murhula, S.J.