The Jesuits: History a...
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Manfred Barthel spices his history with a good deal of irreverence that does not besmirch his underlying reverence for the Society of Jesus, though the work is too brief to be regarded as more than semi-reliable. Barthel is concerned to deflect or defuse the more scandalous aspects of Jesuit reputation, but he merely glances away the criticisms of more virulent critics. He offers a brief Jesuit history, from Ignatius Loyola to the General of the Order at the time of writing, Pedro Arrupe. But he...more