- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (16 Oct. 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 144223475X
- ISBN-13: 978-1442234758
- Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 1.7 x 22 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 577,141 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Jesuits: A History from Ignatius to the Present Hardcover – 16 Oct 2014
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The history of the Jesuits is so vast and complicated that any generalization about the is bound to be false. Yet a sure guide through the tangled particulars is the great Renaissance scholar John O'Malley.--Garry Wills, author of Lincoln at Gettysburg"
John O Malley s brief history of the Jesuits is both readable and accurate. From the order s official foundation by the Basque nobleman Ignatius of Loyola in 1540 to the recent election of a Jesuit pope, the story of the Jesuit order as told here is one of extraordinary consistency, flexibility, and persistence. O Malley provides a dispassionate account of the role of Jesuit education throughout the world, and of the often violent political reactions to the order s perceived power. Readers will be inspired to follow up on the more detailed sources listed here, but John O Malley s text stands alone as an authoritative and illuminating guide.--Elizabeth Cropper, dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art"
O'Malley'sThe Jesuitsis what one expects from one of the great historians of our age crisp, lucid, and resting on an unmatched understanding of the sources. It immediately becomes the necessary and best departure point into a rich and complex history.--John T. McGreevy, I.A. O'Shaughnessy Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, University of Notre Dame"
Only John W. O'Malley is today in a position to offer a sweeping scholarly yet accessible overview of the extraordinarily rich and complex history of the Society of Jesus from Ignatius of Loyola to Pope Francis.--Robert A. Maryks, Boston College, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Jesuit Studies"
John O'Malley has performed a prodigious editorial feat in his short history of the Jesuits from the foundation to the present. The short history displays all O'Malley's narrative andanalyticskills in aslim volume which manages to convey the entire global sweep of Jesuit history.--Jill Conway, President Emeritus at Smith College"
Thereis no one else in the world better suited to write a newhistory of the Jesuits than John W. O'Malley, S.J., the dean of Jesuit historians.For too long readers have lackedan accessible and comprehensive history of the Society of Jesus, and his wonderfulbook is well worth the wait. Highly, highly, highly recommended.--James Martin SJ, author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything"
About the Author
John W. O'Malley, SJ, is a Roman Catholic priest and professor in the department of theology at Georgetown University. He is the author of a number of books, including A History of the Popes, The First Jesuits, and What Happened at Vatican II. He holds the Johannes Quasten Medal from The Catholic University of America for distinguished achievement in religious studies, and he has won numerous other awards, including best book and lifetime achievement. He is past president of the American Catholic Historical Association and the Renaissance Society of America.
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Covers the interesting facts of all the considerable struggles of the Jesuits through the ages.A real insight into the dedication of this order.Published 13 months ago by maltophile
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