The Jesuit Mystique: Society of Jesus

 
9780006279570: The Jesuit Mystique: Society of Jesus

"The Society of Jesus", members of which are known as Jesuits, was founded by St Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. It remains to this day one of the largest, most widespread and influential religious orders within the Roman Catholic Church. It has, however, attracted much ill-informed speculation, based on the suspicion that it is a "Church within a Church". This book attempts to put the record straight. It looks at the contribution of modern Jesuits to education, literature, academic life and spirituality. It is based on a great many interviews with members and former members all over the world.

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The Society of Jesus, members of which are known as the Jesuits, was founded by St Ignatius of Loyola in 1540. It remains to this day one of the largest, most widespread and influential religious orders within the Roman Catholic Church. Since its inception, however, the Society of Jesus has attracted as much ill-informed speculation and rank prejudice as praise, based on the suspicion that it is a 'Church within a Church'.

This significant book puts the record straight. It looks at the contribution of modern Jesuits to education, liberation theology, literature, academic life and spirituality. It is based on an enormous number of interviews with members and former members the world over. They include Daniel Berrigan, Michael Campbell-Johnson, Michael Gallagher, the late Peter Hebblethwaite, Peter Levi, Jon Sobrino and Michael Walsh.

“This is a book to end all books on the Jesuit mystique. Almost everything good that can be said about the Society in the late 20th century is said here.”
THOMAS CLANCY SJ, NATIONAL JESUIT NEWS

“Well written and well conceived…”
LORD RAWLINSON, CATHOLIC HERALD

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