Jesuit Civil Wars: Theology, Politics, and Government Under Tirso Gonzalez (1687-1705)


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Founded in 1540, the Society of Jesus quickly established itself as one of the most influential but divisive orders within early-modern Catholicism. Covering the generalate of Tirso Gonz lez (1687-1705) this book offers a window into Jesuit politics and theology during this much less documented period in the Society's history. It focuses on two major crises during Gonz lez's generalate, the first being the confrontation between Louis XIV and the Papacy over the question of control of the church in France; the second, Gonz ...