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The American Jesuits : a history, Raymond A. Schroth

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The American Jesuits : a history
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The American Jesuits
Title remainder
a history
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Raymond A. Schroth
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Language
eng
Review
  • Schroth, a Jesuit priest and professor of humanities at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J., tells the story of the Society of Jesus' presence in North America in this account that begins with a martyrdom on the coast of Florida in 1566. From humble beginnings as missionaries bent on converting Native Americans, the society grew over nearly five centuries on this continent into an organization best known today for its work in education and social activism. In between, members have served as war chaplains and antiwar protesters, high school and college educators, and writers and editors addressing church and societal issues through the community's influential magazine America . Blending history and analysis, Schroth chronicles the society's weaknesses and failures, too, including its foot-dragging on racial issues, ranging from its involvement in slavery in the 19th century to slowness in integrating its schools in the 20th. Schroth also discusses the community's decline in numbers, but he ends on a hopeful note, quoting the late Karl Rahner: “There will always be men who... pass by all the idols of this world and dare to give themselves unconditionally to the incomprehensibility of God, seen as love and mercy.” This is absorbing reading for those with an interest in the Jesuits. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 13, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 32, p64)
  • Since he has held faculty and administrative posts at several Jesuit colleges and universities and also has a journalism background, Rev. Schroth (humanities, St. Peter's Coll.) is well qualified to survey broadly the American story of the 400-year-old Society of Jesus, founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola. A media critic who comments regularly on contemporary culture for the National Catholic Reporter , he here offers a readable overview of the society, beginning in 1566 with the arrival of Portuguese Jesuits off the coast of Florida and covering both the heroic positives and frank negatives of its presence and influences in mission, education (strongly emphasized), and social justice. Although page-referenced footnotes are lacking, Schroth supplies substantial endnotes and a bibliography. The key figures—from Isaac Jogues, Jacques Marquette, and John Carroll to Peter John de Smet, John LaFarge, and the influential Pedro Arrupe—who sweep across the Jesuit landscape have very human characteristics, testifying to the society's diversity and ability to survive and prosper into the 21st century. This book fills a gap in general works on the subject. Recommended for public and academic libraries and for religious collections. (Index not seen.)—Anna M. Donnelly, St. John's Univ. Lib., Queens, NY --Anna M. Donnelly (Reviewed September 15, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 15, p65)
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Schroth, Raymond A
Dewey number
271/.53073
Index
index present
LC call number
BX3708
LC item number
.S37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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a history
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The American Jesuits : a history, Raymond A. Schroth
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-305) and index
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Contents
In the beginning -- Prologue -- The world scene -- The Maryland tradition -- The pioneers -- Suppression and return -- Death and resurrection -- The new America -- A nation and faith divided -- Schoolmasters and preachers -- The turning point -- Engaging the world -- The social question -- At war -- The Cold War -- The golden age -- The modern society emerges -- Freedom from fear -- The Arrupe era -- Into the 21st century
Control code
652611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780814740255
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016965
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780814740255
  • (OCoLC)123955050
Label
The American Jesuits : a history, Raymond A. Schroth
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-305) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- Prologue -- The world scene -- The Maryland tradition -- The pioneers -- Suppression and return -- Death and resurrection -- The new America -- A nation and faith divided -- Schoolmasters and preachers -- The turning point -- Engaging the world -- The social question -- At war -- The Cold War -- The golden age -- The modern society emerges -- Freedom from fear -- The Arrupe era -- Into the 21st century
Control code
652611
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 313 pages
Isbn
9780814740255
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016965
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814740255
  • (OCoLC)123955050

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