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Salvation and Globalization in the Early Jesuit Missions - Luke Clossey

Salvation and Globalization in the Early Jesuit Missions

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521173261
Number Of Pages: 340

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This is the first truly global study of the Society of Jesus's early missions. Up to now historians have treated the early-modern Catholic missionary project as a disjointed collection of regional missions rather than as a single world-encompassing example of religious globalization. Luke Clossey shows how the vast distances separating missions led to logistical problems of transportation and communication incompatible with traditional views of the Society as a tightly centralized military machine. In fact, connections unmediated by Rome sprung up between the missions throughout the seventeenth century. He follows trails of personnel, money, relics and information between missions in seventeenth-century China, Germany and Mexico, and explores how Jesuits understood space and time and visualized universal mission and salvation. This pioneering study demonstrates that a global perspective is essential to understanding the Jesuits and will be required reading for historians of Catholicism and the early-modern world.

"full of wonderfully unexpected connections, and overflowing with ideas and proposals for a new global history of the early modern period" Journal of Global History 4.2 (2009): 342-44
"extremely learned, poised, and ambitious" American Historical Review 114.5 (2009): 1418-9
"brilliantly argued book, rich in source materials as well as in analysis, highly readable and at times outright witty" Social History 34.3 (2009): 350-52

Organizing the Society of Jesus
Decentralizing the Society of Jesus
Imagining global mission
Space, time, and truth in the Jesuit psychology
The missionary motivation
The Jesuit missionary network
The Jesuit financial network
The Jesuit information network
The Jesuit sacred economy
An edifying end: Global salvific catholicism
Abbreviations for document sources
Chronological tables (1540-1722)
Principal prosographical information
Monetary systems.`
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ISBN: 9780521173261
ISBN-10: 0521173264
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 14th April 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.5