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The Jesuits : a history of the society of Jesus

Author: René Fülöp-Miller; F S Flint; D F Tait
Publisher: New York : Capricorn Books, 1963, ©1956.
Series: Capricorn giant, 237.
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"The Jesuits are a unique phenomenon of history -- a transnational, world-wide organization, rising from humble origins four centuries ago, enduring persecution, to become influential in universities and courts throughout the world, counseling rulers and even negotiating treaties. The fascinating story of their success -- and their failures -- brilliantly told in full in this book, involves the whole of modern  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: René Fülöp-Miller; F S Flint; D F Tait
OCLC Number: 16770591
Notes: "Originally published as The power and secret of the Jesuits" [New York, Viking Press, 1930].
Translation of El poder y los secretos de los Jesuítas.
Description: ix, 499 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The spirit of Jesuitism --
Ignatius Loyola --
The battle over free will --
The moral philosophy of the Jesuits --
Behind a thousand masks --
The end and the means --
The struggle with progress --
The four hundred year' trial.
Series Title: Capricorn giant, 237.
Other Titles: Poder y los secretos de los Jesuítas.
Responsibility: René Fülöp-Miller ; translated by F.S. Flint and D.F. Tait.

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"The Jesuits are a unique phenomenon of history -- a transnational, world-wide organization, rising from humble origins four centuries ago, enduring persecution, to become influential in universities and courts throughout the world, counseling rulers and even negotiating treaties. The fascinating story of their success -- and their failures -- brilliantly told in full in this book, involves the whole of modern history. The reader will find himself not only involved in theology, but caught up as well in politics, philosophy, science and literature." [Back cover].

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