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American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global

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Description for American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global Hardback. Num Pages: 304 pages, 18 halftones. 1 table. 2 maps. BIC Classification: HRCC7. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 229 x 152. .
At the start of the nineteenth century, the Jesuits seemed fated for oblivion. Dissolved as a religious order in 1773 by one pope, they were restored in 1814 by another, but with only six hundred aged members. Yet a century later, the Jesuits numbered seventeen thousand men and were at the vanguard of the Catholic Church's expansion around the world. In the United States especially, foreign-born Jesuits built universities and schools, aided Catholic immigrants, and served as missionaries. This book traces this nineteenth-century resurgence, showing how Jesuits nurtured a Catholic modernity through a disciplined counterculture of parishes, schools, and associations. ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Princeton University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Weight
614g
Number of Pages
328
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691171623
SKU
V9780691171623
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About John T. Mcgreevy
John T. McGreevy is dean of the College of Arts and Letters and professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. His books include Catholicism and American Freedom: A History. He lives in South Bend, Indiana.

Reviews for American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global
McGreevy's deeply researched work sheds significant light on the European Jesuits' role in shaping modern America.
Publishers Weekly This book is a sensational eye-opener, even for me, a Jesuit for the past forty-six years. While I knew the oft-quoted rough denunciations of the Jesuits by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, I had no idea of how deep and pervasive ... Read more

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