Early Modern Jesuits between Obedience and Conscience during by Silvia, Professor Mostaccio,Clare, Ms Copeland PDF

By Silvia, Professor Mostaccio,Clare, Ms Copeland

The Society of Jesus was once based by means of Ignatius Loyola on a important of strict obedience to papal and superiors’ specialists, but the character of the Jesuits's paintings and the turbulent political conditions during which they operated, unavoidably introduced them into clash with the Catholic hierarchy. with a view to greater comprehend and contextualise the debates touching on obedience, this e-book examines the Jesuits of south-western Europe through the generalate of Claudio Acquaviva.

Acquaviva’s thirty 12 months generalate (1581–1615) marked a difficult time for the Jesuits, within which their very approach of presidency was once known as into doubt. the necessity for obedience and the bounds of that obedience posed a question of basic value either to debates occurring in the Society, and to the definition of a collective Jesuit id. whilst, struggles for jurisdiction among political states and the papacy, in addition to the problems raised through the Protestant Reformation, all known as for concerns to be rethought.

Divided into 4 chapters, the ebook starts off with an research of the texts and contexts during which Jesuits mirrored on obedience on the flip of the 17th century. the 3 following chapters then discover a few of the Ignatian resources that mentioned obedience, putting them inside of their particular contexts. In so doing the e-book presents interesting insights into how the Jesuits lower than Acquaviva approached the idea that of obedience from theological and sensible standpoints.

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