2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    
    Nov 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue
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HS 391 - History of the Jesuits

(3.00 cr.)

Prerequisite: One HS 100-level course. From its inception in Europe in 1540, the Society of Jesus made an indelible mark on the history of the church and also on the political, educational, and cultural life of the world. From an initial group of seven members under the leadership of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the group grew in numbers and influence world wide, reaching an all time high of 36,000 in 1965. This course deals with the work and lives of Jesuits in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Australia. It explores their spiritual legacy; their contribution to the growth of the faith; and their humanitarian, educational, and cultural appeal. The problems they encountered in the course of their operations are also discussed. Suppressed by the Papacy once for 41 years, persecuted in various parts of the world, and beset in recent years by a downturn in vocations, the Society of Jesus continues to be a vibrant force in church and world history. IA/IC



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