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TMHC 7149 The Jesuits in the Modern Church: Innovations and Struggles (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Since its inception in the 16th century, the Society of Jesus has emerged as a leading force in the Catholic Church, bringing about a new thrust in spirituality and religious life, and putting its imprint on education, culture and theology. We will explore the history of the Catholic Church through the lens of the worldwide history of the Jesuits from their foundation to our days. Throughout this journey, we will encounter Ignatius Loyola, Francis Xavier, Jean de Brébeuf, Mateo Ricci, Pedro Arrupe, and Pope Francis, as well as the themes of inculturation, the arts, the social apostolate, and Vatican II.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andre Brouillette, S.J.

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course is open to all students interested in Church History.


Last Updated: 16-Feb-17