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The First Jesuits

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$34.00 • £27.95 • €30.50

ISBN 9780674303133

Publication Date: 03/15/1995


478 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

5 halftones


  • List of Illustrations*
  • Introduction
  • 1. Foundations before the Founding
    • Ignatius and the First Companions
    • The Spiritual Exercises
  • 2. Taking Shape for Ministry
    • The Basic Framework
    • The Campaign for Self-Understanding
    • Pastoral Ideals and Practice
    • Programs of Ministry
  • 3. Ministries of the Word of God
    • Preaching
    • Sacred Lectures
    • Conversation and Publication
    • Teaching Christianity
    • Missions to the Countryside
    • The Exercises in Practice
  • 4. Sacraments, Worship, Prayer
    • Confession and Casuistry
    • Holy Communion and the Eucharist
    • Holy Orders
    • Music and Worship
    • Prayer
  • 5. Works of Mercy
    • Peacemaking
    • Hospitals and Prisons
    • Ministry to the Dying
    • Ministry to Prostitutes
    • Orphans and Daughters of Prostitutes
    • Jews and New Christians
    • Confraternities and the Marian Congregations
  • 6. The Schools
    • Toward Messina and Beyond
    • The Faith in Education
    • Transcending the Modus Parisiensis
    • Jesuit Education
    • Failures, Frustrations, and Crisis
    • Training the Clergy
    • The Impact of the Schools
  • 7. Religious and Theological Culture
    • Scholasticism
    • Renaissance Humanism
    • Catholic Piety
    • Lutheranism and the Empire
  • 8. The Jesuits and the Church at Large
    • Bishops and Theologians
    • The Papacy and the Popes
    • Inquisitions and the Banning of Books
    • Reform and the Council of Trent
  • 9. Prescriptions for the Future
    • Constitutions, Rules, and Traditions
    • The Vows and Grades of Membership
    • The Houses of the Society
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Posthumous portrait of Ignatius of Loyola, 1556.
    • Ministries at Santa Maria della Strada, Rome.
    • Priest hearing confession.
    • Jesuit school and church at Ingolstadt.
    • The Jesuit astronomer Johann Adam von Bell. From Alfred Hamy, Galerie illustrée de la Compagnie de Jésus (Paris, 1893), vol. 7.

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