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A masterly account of the first generation Ýof Jesuits¨...carried out with an economy and insight that compel admiration. -- Anthony Grafton "New York Review of Books"
original, always clear, often brilliant.
provides such an authoritative and fascinating picture.
troops...Far from being a simple chronicle, it is an account of how the Jesuits, led by the internal dynamism of the Holy Spirit, responded to unpredictable events and new needs.
Neither fazed nor overwhelmed, Father O'Malley never loses sight of the forest among the myriad trees...In this book three tenacious myths bite the dust. The first is that Ignatius had a detailed blueprint for his companions...A second myth is that the Jesuits were founded to combat the Reformation and to spearhead its Roman Catholic riposte, the Counter-Reformation...The third myth is that the Jesuits were founded as the pope's shock troops...Far from being a simple chronicle, it is an account of how the Jesuits, led by the internal dynamism of the Holy Spirit, responded to unpredictable events and new needs.--Peter Hebblethwaite "New York Times Book Review "
A masterly account of the first generation [of Jesuits]...carried out with an economy and insight that compel admiration.--Anthony Grafton "New York Review of Books "
This is surely the best book ever written in English on the first Jesuits and the early Society of Jesus. It may well be the best book on that topic ever written in any language. This is a work that is deeply original, always clear, often brilliant.--John Padberg "America "
This is a major study of the first crucial years of one of the most important institutions of modern Europe. Perhaps the price of the impact of the Society of Jesus is that both hagiographical and demonic myths have encrusted its early history. This learned and eloquent study scrapes away those myths in order to tell the complex, almost improvisational history of the first twenty-five years of the Society of Jesus...No study in any language provides such an authoritative and fascinating picture.--Paul F. Grendler "Journal of Modern History "
A magnificent achievement both of synthesis and interpretation.--Philip Endean, SJ "The Way "
About the Author
John W. O'Malley is University Professor at Georgetown University.
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on 29 March 2001
First of all let me thank amazon.co.uk for giving me the opportunity of addressing its visitors on commenting John W. O'Malley S.J. book. I think Father O'Malley wrote an excellent book that is plenty of wisdom and more often than not it is also whimsical. That is the true work of an eloquent scholar that does his best in explaining to the readers how the Society of Jesus came into being. Its interdisciplinary approach gives us an accurate account of how a few group of priests founded the Jesuits . Fr. O'Malley also succeeds when he explains the main aim of Ignatius Loyola in founding the Society and how it developed in its first 25 years. This book is a must for anyone interested in 16th century history, in the jesuits and above all for anyone interested in a human adventure. Fr. O'Malley S.J. really wrote a book FOR THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD-AD MAJOREM DEI GLORIAM , as the jesuit motto says.
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on 11 September 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Thank you very much.
Excellent historical, review of the order during the first ...
on 13 September 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Excellent historical ,review of the order during the first few decades. Heavily focused on religious dogma, but a valuable review for the religious history of the Renaissance and the Jesuit place in it
Thorough, yet condensed history, easy-to-read.
on 13 October 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is great for anyone interested in the history of the Jesuits. It was so informative I could hardly put it down.
on 1 March 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Great book! Full of interesting details and historical facts
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Great book! Full of interesting details and historical facts.