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The Re Formed Jesuits Mar 26, 2010
This book is a scholarly attempt to chronicle the upheavals visited upon the American provinces of the Jesuit order during the 60s and 70s. I noticed a definite lack of spin and bias. Events not so flattering to the establishment are presented along with those that are. Mostly the events and evidence are presented and the reader is left to draw his/her own conclusions.
Some of conclusions I drew were the effect of the perception of rejection of other excessively authoritarian regimes and the harm done by them during WWII, the perception that the order had become too monastic as compared to that founded by Ignatius of Loyola.
I went to a Jesuit University during the 60's and witnessed first hand a few of the events which my recollection confirms.
The subject matter is fairly narrow but explored well and extends beyond the Jesuit order to other institutions undergoing the same upheavals. I recommend the book and its companion to all interested in the subject.