The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England 1541-1588: Our Way of Proceeding?

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BRILL, 1996 - History - 316 pages
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This volume is the first comprehensive study of the work of the Society of Jesus in the British Isles during the sixteenth century. Beginning with an account of brief papal missions to Ireland (1541) and Scotland (1562), it goes on to cover the foundation of a permanent mission to England (1580) and the frustration of Catholic hopes with the failure of the Spanish Armada (1588). Throughout the book, the activities of the Jesuits - preaching, propaganda, prayer and politics - are set within a wider European context, and within the framework of the Society's "Constitutions," In particular, the sections on religious life and involvement in diplomacy show how flexibly the Jesuits adapted their "way of proceeding" to the religious and political circumstances of the British Isles, and to the demands of the Counter-Reformation.
 

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Contents

Lewdly Cal Jebusites
1
The Hour of Satan
43
According to the Spirit of the Society
80
The Enterprise is Begun
129
On the Conversion of Scotland
178
The Winter in the Soul
224
Our Way of Proceeding
265
Bibliography
281
Index of Names Places and Subjects
299
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Page 287 - A true report of the Disputation or rather private Conference had in the Tower of London, with Ed. Campion Jesuite, THE LAST OF AUGUST, 1581. SET DOWNE BY THE REVEREND LEARNED MEN THEMSELVES THAT DEALT THEREIN.

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Thomas M. McCoog, S.J., Ph.D. (1984) in History, University of Warwick, divides his time between the Jesuit Historical Institute in Rome, and London where he is archivist of the British Jesuit province. Among his publications are two volumes of the "Monumenta Angliae" ("Rome," 1992).

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