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Author Mostaccio, Silvia.

Title Early modern Jesuits between obedience and conscience during the generalate of Claudio Acquaviva (1581-1615) / by Silvia Mostaccio
Published Burlington : Ashgate, 2014
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Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Jesuit Obedience as the Theoretical Object of Cultural Narration under General Claudio Acquaviva (1581-1615); 1 Jesuit Political Thought and Pastoral Care between Power and Obedience: Texts and Contexts; 2 'Perinde ac si cadaver essent.' The Jesuits from a Comparative Perspective; 3 Hierarchies of Obedience in the Society of Jesus during the Pontificate of Sixtus V (1585-90); 4 A Gendered Obedience? The Spiritual Exercises by Jesuits and by Women: Two Case Studies and their Context
Conclusion: Contexts and Challenges for Jesuit Obedience Both within and Outside the SocietyBibliography; Index
Summary The Society of Jesus was founded on a principal of strict obedience to papal authority, yet the turbulent political circumstances in which they operated inevitably brought them into conflict with the Catholic hierarchy. In order to better understand and contextualise the concept of obedience from a theological and practical perspective, this book examines the Jesuits of south-western Europe during the thirty-year generalate of Claudio Acquaviva (1581-1615), a challenging time for the Jesuits, during which their very system of government was called into doubt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Acquaviva, Claudio, 1543-1615.
Acquaviva, Claudio, 1543-1615.
Jesuits -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Jesuits -- Italy -- History -- 17th century.
Jesuits.
Christianity.
Philosophy & Religion.
RELIGION -- Institutions & Organizations.
Religion.
Italy.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1409457079
9781409457077