The First Jesuits
By (author) John W. O'Malley
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First Jesuits by John W. O'Malley
Book DescriptionThis text provides an account the Society of Jesus in its founding years, with the aim of improving the understanding of the Jesuits in history and today. Following the Society from 1540 through 1565, it shows how this sense of mission evolved, considering topics such as the Jesuits' teaching, their preaching, their casuistry, their work with orphans and prostitutes, their attitudes toward Jews and "New Christians" and their relationship to the Reformation. The text also details the Society's manifold activities in Europe, Brazil and India.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674303133
(235mm x 162mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John W. O'Malley
Catholic History for Today's Church, Hardback (September 2015)
We can't understand the issues swirling in today's Catholic Church without understanding the past. In this book acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, illuminates contentious issues-from celibacy to the role of the pope-through their history and then shows how that past connects with life today.
Jesuits, Hardback (October 2014)
In The Jesuits acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, provides essential historical background from the founder Ignatius of Loyola through Pope Francis and the present. Concise and compelling, this brief book is an accessible introduction for anyone interested in world or church history.
Trent, Hardback (January 2013)
Trent, the Catholic Church's attempt to put its house in order after the Reformation, has long been praised and blamed for things it never did. This one-volume history, the first in modern times, explores the volatile issues that pushed several Holy Roman emperors, kings and queens of France, five popes, and all of Europe to the brink of disaster.
History of the Popes, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by John W. O'Malley
Tells the story of the oldest living institution in the Western world-the papacy. From its origins in Saint Peter, Jesus' chief disciple, through Pope Benedict XVI today, the popes have been key players in virtually all of the great dramas of the western world in the last two thousand years.
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Author Biography - John W. O'Malley
John W. O'Malley is University Professor at Georgetown University.
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