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By Silvia Mostaccio

The Society of Jesus was once based via Ignatius Loyola on a valuable of strict obedience to papal and superiors’ experts, but the character of the Jesuits's paintings and the turbulent political conditions during which they operated, necessarily introduced them into clash with the Catholic hierarchy. on the way to higher comprehend and contextualise the debates touching on obedience, this publication examines the Jesuits of south-western Europe throughout the generalate of Claudio Acquaviva. Acquaviva’s thirty yr generalate (1581-1615) marked a not easy time for the Jesuits, in which their very approach of presidency was once referred to as into doubt. the necessity for obedience and the boundaries of that obedience posed a question of basic value either to debates happening 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 by means of the Protestant Reformation, all referred to as for concerns to be rethought. Divided into 4 chapters, the publication starts off with an research of the texts and contexts within which Jesuits mirrored on obedience on the flip of the 17th century. the 3 following chapters then discover a few of the Ignatian assets that mentioned obedience, putting them inside of their particular contexts. In so doing the e-book offers attention-grabbing insights into how the Jesuits below Acquaviva approached the idea that of obedience from theological and functional standpoints.

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