By John T. McGreevy
At the beginning of the 19th century, the Jesuits appeared fated for oblivion. Dissolved as a non secular order in 1773 by means of one pope, they have been restored in 1814 by way of one other, yet with merely 600 elderly individuals. but a century later, the Jesuits numbered seventeen thousand males and have been on the leading edge of the Catholic Church's enlargement all over the world. within the usa specially, foreign-born Jesuits equipped universities and faculties, aided Catholic immigrants, and served as missionaries. This publication lines this nineteenth-century resurgence, exhibiting how Jesuits nurtured a Catholic modernity via a disciplined counterculture of parishes, faculties, and associations.
Drawing on archival fabrics from 3 continents, American Jesuits and the World tracks Jesuits who left Europe for the United States and Jesuits who left the U.S. for missionary ventures around the Pacific. every one bankruptcy tells the tale of a revealing or arguable occasion, together with the tarring and feathering of an exiled Swiss Jesuit in Maine, the efforts of French Jesuits in Louisiana to procure Vatican approval of a mind-blowing therapeutic, and the academic efforts of yankee Jesuits in Manila. those tales position the Jesuits on the middle of the global conflict among Catholics and liberal nationalists, and display how the Jesuits not just revived their very own order yet made smooth Catholicism extra global.
The result's an incredible contribution to fashionable worldwide historical past and a useful exam of the which means of non secular liberty in a pluralistic age.
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American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global by John T. McGreevy