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

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ISBN-10: 0691171629

ISBN-13: 9780691171623

Edition: 2016

Authors: John T. McGreevy

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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.Drawing on archival…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/24/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 328
Size: 6.46" wide x 9.49" long x 0.99" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English