Item description for The Re-Formed Jesuits: A History of Changes in the Jesuit Order During the Decade 1965-1975 (Reformed Jesuits) by Becker & Joseph M. Becker...
Overview In the decade following the Second Vatican Council - roughly 1965-1975 - the Jesuit order underwent an internal transformation probably greater than any it had experienced in its previous 400 years. The Re-Formed Jesuits provides a detailed history of this Jesuit experience in the United States. This history has great significance beyond itself. The entire Catholic Church has undergone a similar transformation, stemming from similar roots. A detailed history like the present one provides a unique window into that larger scene. The Jesuit history is part of a major cultural shift in the West and supplies a unique measure of the strength of that shift. This book is based almost entirely on primary sources, which include several hundred interviews with people active in bringing about changes, as well as proceedings of meetings, house histories, official published documents, and much correspondence.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.47 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1997
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 0898706270 ISBN13 9780898706277
Availability 0 units.
More About Becker & Joseph M. Becker
Jonathan A. Becker is the Dean of Students and Professor of Political Science at Bard College.
Becker currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Re-Formed Jesuits: A History of Changes in the Jesuit Order During the Decade 1965-1975 (Reformed Jesuits)?
The Re Formed Jesuits Mar 26, 2010
During the 60's and 70's the Jesuits order underwent upheavals; this book and its companion by the same author chronciles these changes and events without spin and bias found in similar books. The events are chronciled and the reader is left to draw his/her own conclusions.
While the subject matter is fairly narrow I recommend the book to any interested in the Jesuit order and the upheavals affecting that order and many others during the same era.