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The Society of Jesus, generally known as the Jesuits, is the main winning and enduring worldwide missionary company in historical past. based via Ignatius Loyola in 1540, the Jesuit order has preached the Gospel, controlled an enormous academic community, and formed the Catholic Church, society, and politics in all corners of the earth. instead of supplying a an international historical past of the Jesuits or a linear narrative of globalization, Thomas Banchoff and José Casanova have assembled a multidisciplinary staff of major specialists to discover what we will examine from the old and modern event of the Society of Jesus―what do the Jesuits let us know approximately globalization and what can globalization let us know in regards to the Jesuits?

Contributors contain comparative theologian Francis X. Clooney, SJ, historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, Brazilian theologian Maria Clara Lucchetti Bingemer, and ethicist David Hollenbach, SJ. They specialise in 3 severe themes―global project, schooling, and justice―to research the historic legacies and modern demanding situations. Their insights give a contribution to a extra serious and reflexive figuring out of either the Jesuits' background and of our modern human international situation.

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